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PACS Analyst/Administrator Chico, CA

  • Location:
    Chico , California
  • Salary:
    $82.00/Year
  • Category:
    Analyst
  • Contract Type:
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_6_23685_58616883

 PACS Analyst/Administrator Chico, CA
 
Summary
  


  • Client open to Contract to  Hire or Direct Hire
  • This position would be titled an Application Analyst as that would be their role.  
  • Their main application would be McKesson Radiology PACS Highly Preferred
  • If experience with other RPACS vendors, the client would be open to reviewing those resumes as well )
  • There is an existing application analyst who supports RPACS today, they would work closely together to support RPACS.  
  • The other 50% of their role would be application analyst responsibilities for other applications as assigned.


  • The importance of a PACS Administrator is complex as it combines responsibilities of two worlds: Clinical Healthcare and Information Technology/Networks.
  • The Client generates over 300 new entries into PACS every day. That’s approximately 125,000 exams and reports annually.
  • This amounts to terabytes of data that must match patients account numbers, exams, and accession numbers from 6 different modalities and 5 satellite locations.
  • PACS administrators must be able to communicate clearly with highly technical network personnel, while understanding the diagnostic process of radiology technologists, and radiologist.
  • The role often expands to system architect, workflow engineer and business analyst.
  • Mastering this skill set is difficult, and the stakes are high.
  • A mismanaged system can lead to costly down times, delays in care, increased length of stays, overflowing ER, lack of trust by radiologist and providers, and information loss.
  • Most importantly a properly managed PACS system does directly impact throughput, reduces risk, improves quality, and safety of patient care.

 
A PACS administrator's day-to-day responsibilities… but not limited to:
 

  • PACS management, maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting.
  • Ensures all department, hospital, and JCAHO guidelines are met for operation.
  • End-user (Physicians and tech training).
  • Investigates, identifies, and prepares proposals to solve specific operational problems within all clinical operational areas, working closely with unit manager, PACS vendor, and networking.
  • Account maintenance.
  • Works closely with department leadership to ensure timely and complete capture of DICOM digital image data into the PACS system as well as network transmission, and RIS validation.
  • Workflow management.
  • Works closely with radiology quality management personnel to identify and design future needs and efficient workflow processes, which include further integration into operations.
  • Physician relations.
  • Oversees activities of vendors in all phases of installation, configuration, and implementation of new imaging systems.
  • Administration and integration.
  • Development and review of PACS policies and guidelines.
  • Merging uploaded images, accession numbers, reports, and patient account numbers.
  • Expanding the system to new customers and modalities.
  • Manages security of off-site image transfers.

 
Position Summary
 

  • The IS Applications Analyst primary role is to have a complete working knowledge of the applications and workflows for the departments they support as well as a complete understanding of the upgrade and release process for these systems.  
  • The IS Applications Analyst will apply this knowledge to effectively provide a high level support for these systems within the assigned departments.
  • The IS Applications Analyst is responsible for participating in evaluating new information technology systems that focus on optimizing organizational application functions, in support of the organization’s strategic goals.  
  • Utilizing this knowledge, the IS Applications Analyst will work with the technical staff within Information Services and other Enloe resources to integrate technical expertise and business/clinical understanding to create solutions for applications software/hardware used at Enloe.  
  • The IS Applications Analyst must be able to understand and perform workflow, analysis, training, and project management for assigned applications.
  • The IS Applications Analyst will be required to write support documentation following standard IS processes and have working knowledge of HIPAA and other IT security and privacy best practices.
  • Knowledge of a variety of business, technical, and clinical applications is required.  
  • Depending on the skill set of the IS Applications Analyst they may have a support focus and/or a project/workflow/implementation focus.  In addition, the IS Applications Analyst may be required to participate in an on call rotation as determined by their manager.

 
Education
 

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s program or has a Bachelor’s degree in an IT or business related field and 3 years’ experience in information technology or business process improvement or;
  • Four years’ experience in an IT, business, or clinical setting, and at least one year active experience working directly with information technology and process improvement principles in an IT, business, or healthcare environment.

 
Desired
 

  • Previous systems/application support and analysis in a healthcare environment.
  • Deep understanding of business, technical, or other hospital applications.
  • Prior information systems experience, including system installations/upgrades, analysis and support of information systems.

 
 
  PACS Analyst/Administrator Chico, CA
 
 


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