UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-LEAD

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8276 (SEIU Local 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8925 (1199NW-HMC Imaging Tech/Sonographer)

BASIC FUNCTION

Lead imaging technologists, and perform examinations and procedures in relevant specialty areas such as radiology, cardiac catheterization, angiography, computed imaging, and/or magnetic resonance imaging to perform a variety of invasive and/or non-invasive diagnostic interventional examinations. Participate in training medical residents, fellows, students and staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others. Under general direction, perform complex diagnostic and/or interventional examinations in a diagnostic imaging area and assist in coordinating the operation of imaging laboratory(s).

TYPICAL WORK

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of Imaging Technologists; provide input to the supervisor and/or manager on employee performance;

Participate in the instruction of medical residents, fellows and students in clinical application techniques of diagnostic imaging examinations;

Perform quality control tests; adjust and perform minor maintenance on equipment; review and report the daily operational status of equipment, initiate repair service calls, and document malfunctions;

Assist with the completion of procedure charge documents; participate in inservices;

Schedule procedures and/or examinations;

Respond to physician phone calls for patient admissions; respond to nursing unit inquiries regarding bed status for admissions of patients; attend charge nurse meetings to assess bed availability as needed;

Assist with solving daily issues, such as equipment problems, staff assignments, and physician questions;

Participate in the interview process for new staff; participate in new employee orientation and training;

Assist in evaluating new products, equipment, and techniques;

Perform work of imaging technologists;

Perform related duties as required.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training program in an AMA approved school; registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) And one year of experience in applicable modality OR A minimum of 6 months of technical experience in the applicable modality AND previous leadership experience

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist. For leads in mammography, certified by ARRT as a Mammography Technologist. 

New Class: 1-19-2001

Updated: 7-1-2007