Kaiser Permanente Program Director- Ultrasound in Richmond, California

The Director of Imaging/Therapy Education is responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and general effectiveness of the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences (KPSAHS) Northern California Imaging/Therapy Program. The Director assures the provision of quality education services in accordance with state and national accrediting agencies, federal, state and local laws and regulations, and Kaiser Permanente strategic initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs, designs, and implements the Imaging/Therapy educational program and curriculum, including integration of education strategies region-wide to ensure accreditation requirements and Kaiser Permanente strategic initiatives are met. Manages development of strategic priorities that are aligned with overall Kaiser Permanente organizational goals and initiatives.

  • Leads or make significant contributions to high level multi-disciplinary work teams to achieve quality+C35 outcomes. Establishes and implements policies, strategic goals and priorities that contribute to the strategic initiatives of quality.

  • Establishes and recommends policies and procedures to assure consistency and quality of education.

  • Develops, implements, instructs, and monitors Imaging/Therapy program curriculum and continuing education classes/programs for various levels of audiences.

  • Works collaboratively with KPSAHS Administration to maintain program accreditation. Assures interventions and programs comply with regulatory agencies.

  • Establishes collaborative relationships with Regional allied health leadership, Medical Centers, affiliated clinical organizations, partners and community to support and provide consultation in curriculum

development and delivery in coordination with best practices and regional infrastructure.

  • Works collaboratively with KPSAHS staff to maximize Imaging/Therapy program in conjunction with other allied health programs.

  • Conducts on-going program assessment and develops plans to improve didactic and clinical education programs.

  • Prepares, analyzes, and reports Imaging/Therapy program outcomes, statistical data and surveys.

  • Participates in planning and coordinating with other KPSAHS teams and projects internal and external strategies to maximize school effectiveness.

  • Works collaboratively with KPSAHS Administration to develop and implement business plans.

  • Participates in budget planning, including providing input in the capital equipment and budgetary process.

  • Supervises, mentors, and motivates Imaging/Therapy Program faculty and students to achieve high quality results.

  • Provides leadership, guidance and resource development to consultants, faculty, advisors and students.

  • Oversees selection, performance management, staff development, and retention of Imaging/Therapy Program faculty and students.

  • The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Maintains current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development and pursuit of scholarly activities.

  • Travels to clinical/didactic sites throughout Northern California Region to conduct clinical instructions.

  • Reports directly to the KPSAHS Administration.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Secondary Functions:

This position is specifically for the Program Director position of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs at KPSAHS. Travel to and from clinical sites is part of the job requirement.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum five (5) years of management or educator experience in a health care setting, including at least two (2) years of experience as an instructor in an accredited JRCERT/JRCNMT/JRCDMS Imaging/Therapy Program and at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in the imaging/therapy discipline.


  • Bachelor's degree in health care services, education, business administration, or related field required. For employees hired into this job code after January 1, 2009, a master's degree is required for Radiography and Radiation Therapy.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Candidates outside of California must possess ARRT, NMTCB, ARDMS, or equivalent National Certification and registration in the pertinent discipline, and CA State Certification must be obtained within the first six (6) months of the hired date when required by the discipline.

  • BLS certificate required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in curriculum design, program administration, evaluation, instruction and student advising.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize knowledge of multimedia educational technologies and various education delivery models.

  • Strong educational program curriculum development skills.

  • Able to travel throughout Northern California Region.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations related to the healthcare industry and accreditation requirements.

  • Excellent leadership and team building skills, including experience with human resource management and staff development, budget management, and policy and procedures development.

  • Ability to conduct and interpret quantitative and qualitative analysis and provide written reports.

  • Excellent verbal, written communication, presentation, and interpersonal/facilitation skills.

  • Strong multi-tasking, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, planning and time management skills.

  • Knowledge of PC applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Imaging/Therapy Program.


TITLE: Program Director- Ultrasound

LOCATION: Richmond, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.