RN Nurse Manager - Radiology

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Dec 24, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time
The Radiology Nurse Manager at Children's National Hospital, reporting to the Director of Perioperative Services, is responsible for patient care delivery and coordination for our pediatric anesthesia and sedation patients undergoing imaging procedures. The Nurse Manager will facilitate an atmosphere of interactive management and the development of collegial relationships between nursing personnel and among other health care disciplines throughout the imaging department and the organization.

The Radiology Nurse Manager will participate in the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of nursing operations, supervision of staff, regulatory compliance and staffing, as well as demonstrating expert understanding of general radiology nursing practice.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CN Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Practice Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children's National Hospital supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well-being of the community at large.

The Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology has a team of expert physicians, board-certified pediatric radiologists, technologists, anesthesiologists and nurses who are specialty-trained to provide pediatric radiology services for infants, children and adolescents. Our patient and family-centered facility has the most advanced radiology equipment in an environment designed for children, and our pediatric radiologists use the lowest radiation dose possible to obtain excellent image quality.

Imaging and radiology services include:
· CT scan (computerized tomography)
· Cardiac imaging
· DEXA-scan (bone scan)
· Diagnostic X-rays
· Fetal MRI and ultrasound
· Fluoroscopy
· Neuroimaging
· Nuclear medicine
· Orthopaedic imaging
· PET scan (positron emission tomography)
· SPECT/CT scanner
· SPECT dual-head gamma scanner
· Rheumatology imaging
· Ultrasound


Minimum Education
BSN, MSN Strongly Preferred

Minimum Experience

At least 5 years of progressively responsible nursing experience in a comparable procedural or radiology setting.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Expertise in the area of specialty.
Strong knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory agency requirements.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Familiar with department budget and interpersonal communication.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Functional Accountabilities

1. Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
2. Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
3. Promote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the mission

Professional Practice/Research
1. Participates in Shared Leadership.
2. Contributes to the MAGNET Journey of Children's National.
3. Ensures that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
4. Accountable for participating in the Nursing Division's Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
5. Participates in community activities.

Execution of Vision and Strategy Into Optimal Organizational Performance
1. Plans, implements, directs and evaluates assigned department on a strategic and operational level to ensure the organization's move to TopTier and Employer Choice.
2. Monitors department processes and seeks opportunities to improve operations

Program and Service Administration and Implementation
1. Implements strategic plan through management of day-to-day operations of the department.
2. Ensures compliance with organizational and department policies and procedures, and regulatory standards.
3. Sees the potential in and understands the use of administrative and clinical information resources and decision-support tools in process and performance improvement.
4. Proficient in compiling and analyzing data to support upper management decision-making.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Leader)
Deliver 1. Set and clearly communicate team goals and priorities in alignment with departmental goals and budgets
2. Develop the budget and assign resources to meet the team goals
3. Provide the resources and guidance required for employees to perform effectively
4. Develop procedures to ensure high safety and quality, and course-correct as needed
5. Identify customers' needs and ensure service excellence in meeting those needs
Engage 1. Be the link between the department and the team in defining the strategies to meet team goals
2. Provide prompt and clear feedback to staff and support their performance
3. Ensure team adherence to organizational regulations
4. Manage the working environment to promote productivity and motivation
5. Represent the team in clearing obstacles to high performance
6. Hire staff and develop their capabilities
7. Monitor and promote strong employee engagement

Grow 1. Encourage and share new ways of making the right work easier to do
2. Recognize and share incremental improvements in operations
3. Promote the success of organizational and department initiatives by clearly aligning programs to the mission

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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