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Job Title
Team Leader Imaging
Parkwest Medical Center
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Team Leader Imaging, Radiology Diagnostic

$10,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced Candidates

Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Straight Weekend Days


Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee


Position Summary:

Performs complex tasks associated with the operation of radiographic equipment to produce high quality X-ray images.  The Imaging Team Leader is responsible for producing routine and difficult imaging procedures and support activities while maintaining safe radiation practices.  Functions in capacity of clinical resource for Imaging Techs I & II, Sr. Imaging Tech, and other co-workers to provide quality review of work performed as needed. This position is designed to provide supervisory leadership to staff level employees, coordinating such activities with the department’s Manager.  The Imaging Team Leader is expected to exercise independent judgment and discretion in performing the duties listed below.


Contact Jason Shubert if you have any questions 865-374-5393, 


  • Applies ALARA principles to maintain established radiation safety standards that involve practicing techniques that will minimize radiation exposure to patient, health care personnel, self and general public, through consistently using protective devices, shields, dose reduction, and monitors; determines appropriate exposure factors.
  • Collaborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, ensuring that information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner. Receiving, relaying and documenting verbal, written and electronic orders in the patient’s medical record. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines for patient confidentiality.
  • Performs routine and difficult diagnostic imaging procedures through technical expertise of equipment and procedure protocols as ordered by a licensed independent practitioner. Assists licensed independent practitioner with interventional procedure, including time outs according to policy.
  • Completes and verifies accurate informed consents. Performs venipuncture, starts and maintains intravenous access as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Assist licensed independent practitioner with specialized fluoroscopic radiologic procedures and also be proficient in advanced diagnostic imaging. 
  • May transport patients. Assists in other areas of imaging as needed. Practices aseptic technique and applies universal precautions at all times.
  • Applies appropriate infection prevention techniques and processes.
  • Assumes responsibility for patient needs during procedures; proactively assists patients, families, licensed independent practitioners and visitors as needed.
  • Applies the principle of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including double IDs, falls, transport and hand washing.
  • Proficient with all clerical duties, radiology information systems and PACS. Assists in the care of equipment. Maintains supply levels. Cleans area.
  • Assists in the training and orientation of other staff. Educate and monitors students and other health care providers when performing exams. Oversees the work of other personnel by training, allocating, and monitoring work.  Serves as clinical resource for staff.
  • Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports, and other such reports. Prepares documentation for possible disciplinary actions and makes recommendations for such action to the Manager.
  • Participates in hiring process, including hiring recommendations to the Manager. Participates in performance appraisal of staff. Provides recommendations to the Manager for commendations, bonuses, or other appropriate forms of recognition for outstanding performance of employees.
  • Makes work assignments and directs work activities. Coordinates staff relief for meals, breaks, and meetings. Projects staffing needs, coordinating schedules and adjustments in staffing level as needed.  Ensures that preventative maintenance is performed according to the established schedule. 
  • Reviews and evaluates completed tests for quality, completeness, and type of test ordered; ensures quality images. Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • Stays current in Basic Life Support (BLS) and performs BLS as needed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

Must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority at the time license and/or certification was granted.


Minimum Experience:

Must have successfully completed an educational program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT.  Three (3) years diagnostic imaging experience; must be proficient in all fluoroscopy and specialized exams, including surgery imaging exams.  Supervisory experience preferred.


Licensure Requirement:

ARRT (R). State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines.


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