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Director, Radiology and Sedation Services

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  35125



The Director, Radiology and Sedation Services provides operational, strategic, financial leadership and effective management of Radiology and Sedation services across hospital campuses and neighborhood locations. This leader works in partnership with Medical Directors and other clinical leaders to ensure our Radiology and Sedation services are strategically focused, provide the highest level of patient care, operate efficiently, and promote a safe environment at Children's.

The Director reports to the Senior Vice President of System Operations and has dotted line reporting relationship to the Service Chief of Radiology. The Director also works with the Sedation Services Directors and serves as the Sedation service leader for the system. They lead a team of 375 clinical and administrative professionals. 

  1. Develop, translate, and/or prioritize overall system goals and strategies for Radiology and Sedation services.
  2. Establish system-wide standards, processes, and measures, and otherwise drive consistent, system-wide approach across all facilities. Establish and manage the quality program.
  3. Accountable for the clinical and business operations of our Radiology and Sedation services across the Children’s system. Facilitate integration and coordination of care delivery throughout these services, including:
    • Develop strategic business and marketing plans;
    • Implement strategic initiatives, operations, marketing, and communications;
    • Lead new product/service development and implementation; and
    • Champion integration with system planning, managed care, finance, marketing, community outreach, foundation, and clinical operations.
  4. Foster strong physician relationships and involvement in activities, and effectively and efficiently allocate resources.
  5. Establish, coordinate, and maintain a clinical operation which promotes and supports a multi-disciplinary collaborative practice, a participative teamwork environment, innovation, fiscal accountability, strategic planning and development, outcome-focused goal setting, adequate and effective resource allocation, community involvement, and customer orientation and satisfaction throughout the system.
  6. Partner with other clinical leaders to ensure integration and consistency of clinical and business processes. Cross-train and share resources as appropriate. Evaluate and implement customer service and staff retention strategies. Guide shared governance initiatives.
  7. Partner with Medical Directors and other Physician leaders to drive clinical operational excellence, program development, quality, marketing, education and research initiatives.
  8. Responsible for budgetary/financial management for Radiology and Sedation services. Identify and implement ways to enhance the financial status of the services.
  9. Lead the radiology information systems team which provides 24/7 support to all Children’s clinicians dependent on radiology images and reports for timely patient management. Responsible for ongoing IT strategy, policies and procedures, purchases and implementations of new systems and upgrades as well as providing support to system IT for all system IT projects involving radiology systems.
  10. Create and nurture excellent and highly credible intra- and interdepartmental relationships with a particular emphasis on consistent, superior service.
  11. Lead all support services for Radiology and Sedation services such as scheduling and the image libraries.
  12. Develop, implement, and evaluate programs to promote the recruitment, retention, performance management, professional development, and continuing education of all Radiation and Sedation service staff.
  13. Ensure development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services and compliance with standards of The Joint Commission, the American College of Radiology, CMS, the State of Georgia, and all other relevant accreditation agencies.
  14. Provide overall leadership of Radiology and Sedation services that leads to strategic results including high quality patient care, overall excellence, operating margins/financial targets, customer satisfaction scores, new service/business development, and employee retention and engagement.
  • Ten (10) or more years of management/administrative experience in a progressive, high performing hospital setting.
  • A track record of increased strategic responsibility in a complex healthcare organization.
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships between clinical and non-clinical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing appropriate leadership for self-directed work teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Radiology, Nursing, or other healthcare-related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Ability to connect with patients, employees and physicians at all levels.
  • Leadership presence and ability to lead necessary changes.
  • Ability to align departmental strategy and performance with system-wide strategy and targets.
  • Must have outstanding business and financial acumen. Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding care while adhering to established financial parameters.
  • Outstanding analytical ability is required. Able to quickly, yet thoroughly, determine needs, cost/benefits, risks, and mitigations when presented with an issue or system generated solution.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications, strong business acumen, interpersonal skills and strong collaborative nature. A team player and consensus builder.
  • Expert level presentation skills. Able to translate data into a story that engages and clarifies challenges, potential solutions, and results for stakeholders.
  • History of building and fostering trusting, sustainable relationships, both internally and externally. Able to collaborate and partner with other subject matter experts and departmental leaders.
  • Active listener. Seek to understand the point of view and needs of stakeholders and executives.
  • Strong negotiation skills. Able to develop win/win solutions for Children’s and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to be influential. Ability to balance emotional intelligence and business insights when communicating with stakeholders. Possess the depth of experience to know when to persuade vs. negotiate.
  • High level of service orientation—responsive to the needs of key stakeholders. Able to function in dynamic environment subject to impromptu changes in schedules, priorities, and project scope.
  • Strong track record of developing and engaging a team. Demonstrated ability to build trust, mentor, conduct regular check-ins, use situational leadership, etc. Approachable and enthusiastic leader who is accessible and visible to the team on a regular basis.
  • Self-motivated and directed individual who pays attention to the details and doesn’t cut corners. Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities in a high energy setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate activities and work autonomously, yet collaborative and resourceful.
  • Proven good judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.An individual of the highest integrity with high levels of energy, maturity, approachability, and humbleness.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • No professional certifications required
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, or Business Administration is strongly preferred.
  • Certified Radiology Administrator is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a pediatric healthcare setting is preferred.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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