VDI Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
90,000 - 95,000
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) houses academic, research and clinical programs that address the promotion of human and animal health. The mission of the department is to deliver excellent education in environmental and radiological health to prepare students to contribute to society; to conduct state of the art research in human and animal health focusing on environmental exposures and clinical applications; and to promote excellence in outreach and service to the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and globally through information transfer, research, continuing education and technical assistance. ERHS is unique in its multifactorial approach to disease that involves chemical, physical, and biological factors. ERHS provides undergraduate and graduate programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees.

Our internationally recognized veterinary diagnostic imaging program is comprised of seven faculty radiologists, three-five veterinary residents, nine technologists, two office staff, and a PACS administrator. The program is located in the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) in Fort Collins, Colorado, with an annual imaging caseload of nearly 16,000.

Position Summary

The VDI Manager is under the supervision of the Business Officer in Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) and the Clinical Section Chief for Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (VDI). The Manager provides administrative support for the technical and office staff, PACS administrator, and other administrative professionals employed in the section. The position is responsible for planning and organizing the staff named above and serves as team leader as well as utilizing equipment and supplies to meet the needs and demands of the VTH and DVM education, research, and clinical service programs. In addition, the Manager assists with the establishment, interpretation, and application of the section budget.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 10 years of progressively responsible experience demonstrated in the areas identified in the Essential Job Duties section, or Master’s degree in a related field plus 5 years of progressively responsible experience demonstrated in the areas identified in the Essential Job Duties section

Experience with supervision, employee counseling, and mentoring.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Strong communication and people skills along with proven success in business management

Demonstrated history of working well in a team environment

Ability to manage relationships with staff, clinicians, and personnel associated with the VTH and College

Strong attention to detail and ability to coordinate, motivate, and train others as required

Experience as a manager or facilitator in a medical/imaging environment

Good personal interaction in a hospital or related setting.

Certifications in Human Resources (HR)

Certifications in Project Management

Customer service knowledge and experience

Knowledge of financial budgets development and analysis

Experience in negotiation of contracts for equipment procurement and service/maintenance agreements

Proven ability to make decisions and achieve results

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

Position will supervise the administrative staff and clinical technologists associated with delivery of service in radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and PET/CT.

Supervision of departmental personnel to include duty assignments, daily work and leave schedules, and mid-year evaluations and annual performance evaluations. conduct human resources needs of the section, such as hire and discipline of personnel as indicated. Guide, mentor, and develop the staff to achieve quality patient care and excellent client service as well as helping staff achieve performance goals and opportunities.

Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duty Category VDI Management Duty/Responsibility

Position will assist with the financial oversight working in collaboration with the ERHS Business Officer, organize major equipment purchases, investigate and negotiate maintenance and service contracts as approved by the Clinical Section Chief.

Position will organize and coordinate clinical and research work flow, internally and with other areas of the VTH, and initiate process improvements where opportunities arise. Position will assist the Clinical Section Chief with other administrative issues as required or requested.

Participate in meetings called by the VDI section to enhance radiology services. Participate in VTH hospital-related and supervisor meetings to keep the VDI section and ERHS department apprised of hospital operations and updates.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Administrative Oversight Duty/Responsibility

Position will serve as a liaison with the leadership of the VTH to enhance overall hospital operations and integration of the VDI service and serve as the primary contact to the VTH administrative staff in matters related to fees, client charges and other administrative issues as they arise.

Evaluate, plan, direct, and supervise all administrative aspects of the imaging section including services, programs, and staff evaluations to maintain a high standard of quality. Advise leadership on business decision-making practices.

Maintain meeting schedules within the department, i.e. technologists, administrative professionals, office staff, and radiology assistants as necessary.

Oversight of section finances and budgetary issues.

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, candidates must electronically submit a letter of interest (cover letter) addressing required and preferred qualifications; complete resume/CV; and contact information for three references (including address, telephone number, and email address). References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicants.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 6, 2017.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Cris Sexton - c.sexton@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.