Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, a gastrointestinal program, and is a Los Angeles County approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/glendalememorial for more information.
This position plans, manages, and provides leadership for the ongoing support of the PACS, voice and RIS systems. This position is also responsible for the implementation of new systems and identifying new avenues of efficiency that can be gained from these technologies. The PACS Support Systems Administrator acts as a liaison between Imaging and other departments related to digital imaging initiatives and other computer applications that enhance the quality of patient care. This position is also responsible for and manages the file-room activity and personnel, This responsibility is to be carried out in a manner consistent with the mission and philosophy of the organization. The position requires knowledge of the organization and operation of an Imaging Services clinical setting and workflow. Knowledge of network concepts, DICOM, HL7 and hardware troubleshooting ability is required. Strong communication skills both written and oral are essential. Project management and the ability to construct a plan, communicate milestones, and achieve implantation guidelines is a large part of the responsibilities of this position. Receiving general direction from the Imaging Services Director and the Medical Director of Imaging, the individual is responsible for overseeing and coordinating PACS and image distribution as well as other information technologies that enhance the quality of patient care. This incumbent is responsible for working closely with the Imaging Supervisors in educating, motivating, coaching, and counseling a competent well-training staff as related to information technologies. The incumbent, in concert with the Imaging Management is responsible to holding staff accountable for maintaining high standards and monitors performance of the quality of the work performed related to the information technologies. The incumbent prepares written reports and maintains quality control records; assists in the development and implementation of department goals and objectives; and keeps informed of current IHE, DICOM, HL7, TJC, DHS, HIPAA, HCFA billing requirements and Title XXII standards and regulations that apply to the areas of responsibility. Performance and approach must be in accordance with the mission, philosophy, and Core Values in the performance to every job duty.
Specific experience as a PACS Administrator may be accepted in lieu of a degree
Familiarity with medical procedures, terminology, medical records, and statistical methodologies
Three years combined experience in systems maintenance, analysis, implementation required
Knowledge of PACS and RIS software applications required
Ability to work well under pressure and on concurrent, multidisciplinary projects
Analytical, critical thinking, and good oral and written communication skills are essential
Prior experience in an Imaging Service department highly desirable
Prior experience with hardware and software implementation highly desirable
Computer network administration and management experience highly desirable
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