PACS Administrator

Under general supervision by the IT Director of Clinical Infrastructure, provides day-to-day operations of the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) on a multi-site/multi-facility basis to facilitate optimal system performance and to ensure that medical image storage/retrieval is accurate, reliable and timely, and conducted in compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements.  Coordinates various aspects of digital imaging, including image transfer from DICOM (Digital Image Communication in Medicine) imaging modalities, storage of clinical data in a secure environment, and distribution/display of both clinical images and corresponding diagnostic information.  Analyzes workflow and operational processes in individual departments with respect to PACS. Identifies workflow inefficiencies, prepares written recommendations to be reviewed by CIO for approval. Coordinates and implements approved workflow changes with management and monitors results. Serves as the point-person for all issues relating to PACS. Provides education and user support for application and system software, new systems and upgrades, databases, interfaces and hardware relative to PACS. Provides instruction and training to users and other employees on day-to-day procedures; prepares training documentation. Participates in planning and implementation of PACS software and hardware. Handles system and user needs and problems; identifies problems and effects corrections. Coordinates, documents and maintains policies and procedures that drive security, disaster recovery, data integrity, workflow, future expansion as well as other tasks as they relate to the PACS.  May assist lower graded technical and/or support staff. Assists IT director in day to day operational duties. Provides recommendations for system changes and participates in search process. May perform other job related duties as necessary for the efficient operation of SDMI.MINIMUM SKILLS, ABILITY AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be registry eligible or a Registered Technologist in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or its equivalent. Principle of modality specific and skills required as such.
  • R.R.T. and equivalent specialty modality preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic principles of radiation protection and equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of plane and solid geometry.
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in radiographic positioning.
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in formulating radiographic exposure factors.
  • Basic knowledge and skill in aseptic technique.
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in administration, side effects and complications of contrast media.
  • Oral communication skills to give clear, concise instructions and information to the patient and visitor, and communicate with people of various backgrounds and education levels.
  • Skill in organizing time and workload to accommodate changes in workload and assignments in order to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Basic knowledge and skill in the care of IVs catheters, N.G. tubes, chest tubes and various “Ostomies.”
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in dealing with the various isolation conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and compliance of patient rights including patient confidentiality. Respects patient privacy.
  • Understand and utilize all functions of digital imaging
  • Thorough knowledge of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and work flow processes to provide maximum efficiency.

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