Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
08 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
06 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
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, four-six veterinary residents, eight 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 direct supervision of the Clinical Section Chief for Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (VDI), with the Business Officer in Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS), supervising budgets, equipment purchases and service/maintenance contracts.The primary responsibility of the Manager is to supervise selected personnel and ensure the efficient operation of the Diagnostic Imaging Service. The Manager will work under the direction of the radiologists to provide supervisory and 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. The manager will serve as the Principal User for the section ensuring radiation is delivered safely and in compliance with Colorado requirements. In addition, the Manager may assist with the establishment, interpretation, and application of the section budget. The Manager may also be asked to provide technical guidance in the areas of radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and PET/CT, as directed.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience demonstrated in the areas identified in the Essential Job Duties section.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in diagnostic imaging; member in good standing and current ARRT certification
  • Experience as a manager/supervisor in a medical/imaging environment.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Certifications in Human Resources (HR)
  • Experience in negotiation of contracts for equipment procurement and service/maintenance agreements.
  • Demonstrated history of working well in a team environment, strong communication skills, good personal interaction in a hospital or related setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in CT or MRI.
  • Experience in diagnostic imaging in a veterinary hospital/clinic environment.

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.
  • Organize and coordinate clinical and research work flow internally and liaise with other areas of the VTH. Initiate process improvement opportunities where applicable.
  • 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 15 Job Duty Category Administrative Oversight Duty/Responsibility

  • Serve as the primary contact to the VTH administrative staff in matters related to fees, client charges and other 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.
  • Participation in section finances and budgetary issues, as directed,
  • Serve as the Principal User for the section ensuring compliance with Colorado radiation safety standards.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Technical Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide backup for technical assistance in veterinary diagnostic imaging exams, as directed. Backup technologist responsibilities may include performing the following exams:
  • CT, PET/CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Radiographic and Fluoroscopic imaging studies, as requested,for clinical and research cases. Additional duties include overseeing the imaging facilities and equipment function, QA/QC and applications training.

Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Candidates must electronically submit the following materials: 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)

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.