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Clinical and PACS Imaging Administrator

Company: John George Psychiatric Pavilion
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY: Under general direction, the Clinical and PACS Imaging Administrator oversees the day to day clinical operations of the Imaging Services Department. Responsible for development, operation, interpretation and application of departmental policies for all clinical areas, processes and matters for the Alameda Health System Imaging department and PACS administration. Performs and manages operations of diagnostic imaging examinations in at least two specialized diagnostic areas, including but not limited to CT (Computed Tomography), Angiography, Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound and PACS Corrections. Develops and provides for specialized clinical (Radiologic) education and training. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE : The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification. 1. Performs the ACR Accreditations for all equipment in the Imaging Departments within Alameda Health System. Manages the initial, renewal and re-accreditation documentation, submission, reporting and clinical imaging support for all ACR accreditations for all modalities required by regulation or specified as necessary by leadership.2. Manages all aspects of EOC (Environment of Care) for all Imaging Departments within Alameda Health System, creates and sends reports, develops yearly reports, attends EOC meetings.3. Organizes, directs and manages the student program for Imaging within Alameda Health System.4. Accountability for initial and annual competency trainings for all imaging staff.5. Develops and trains on work flows as necessary as directed by department leadership or Chair of Radiology. 6. Liases with other departments as above to ensure quality and safety of all procedures.7. Ensures standard protocols across the Alameda System for all modalities within Imaging.8. Coordinates and conducts department in-service education and promotes professional growth of staff.9. Coordinates and conducts radiation safety in-services as needed at the direction of the Radiation Safety Officer throughout the system including departments exterior to Imaging.10. Responsible for maintenance of radiation measurement devices for providers, employees and students.11. Reviews safety and quality policies, procedures, and protocols on a regular basis for the Imaging Departments of Alameda Health System.12. Manages and chairs Radiation Safety committee per direction from the Radiation Safety Officer to ensure compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 17 and the Joint Commission.13. Performs Quality Imaging Reviews and QA for all departments within the Imaging Departments in Alameda Health System in conjunction with reading Radiologists.14. Manages QA/QC documentation as required by regulations.15. Initiates new quality improvement processes/projects as needed and/or as directed. Including but not limited to review of technical QA logs. Corrects and educates as appropriate. Works with operational leadership as necessary to ensure quality/safe imaging.16. Performs procedures in clinical areas of which they are licensed to stay current and competent clinically and as a mentor and guide to other staff. (less than 40%).17. As Credentialed Epic trainer, is responsible for training all new employees in EPIC application as well as back up trainer for Cardiovascular Services (Has responsibility for CUPID and RADIANT applications, must be credentialed in at least one application).18. As PACS administrator, performs all PACS imaging duties in collaboration with staff and physicians for all Imaging Department needs across the system. (24 x 7 accountability for emergent needs that would effect patient care).19. Meets with vendors and technical representatives from manufacturers; may assist in establishing and disseminating protocols; follows protocols for all modalities as applicable, monitors QA for all fluoroscopy and CT units, ensures proper functioning for departmental quality assurance and accrediting agencies.20. Maintains radiologic services in conformance with the Federal and State Regulations as outlined with the Bureau of Standards Handbook, #79 and the California Radiation Control Regulations, #17. Ensures compliance with state and federal rules and regulations on safety through periodic audits, quality assurance programs, and environmental appraisals.21. Prepares for and ensures compliance with California Radiologic Health Branch surveys/inspections.22. Works with system project coordinators to ensure inventory and licensure are current at all times.23. Coordinates Physicist surveys, and acts on deficiencies.24. Participates in hospital meetings, conferences and represents the Imaging Services Department in relation to Radiology functions and student activity. Maintains effective relationships with other departments and agencies both inside and outside the organization to promote the delivery of quality health care and efficient use of resources.25. Establishes standards to maintain the efficient operation of a full service Imaging Services Department by compiling statistics, preparing reports, and other documentation. Keeps abreast of trends and developments in the fields of medicine management and technological advancements.26. Ensures that all Imaging Services Department staff expedites consumer service in a courteous, professional, and time-efficient manner by monitoring availability of services, time management studies, employee evaluations, and controlling staffing patterns for a 24-hour per day full services Imaging Services Department. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Required Education: Associate or Bachelor Degree from Accredited Radiologic Technology programPreferred Education: Bachelor Degree in Radiologic TechnologyRequired Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in multiple-modalities as well as PACS administration. Must have CT as part of modality experience.Preferred Experience: As above, plus Credentialed EPIC trainer.Required Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid certificate as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services, (CA RT (R), and California Fluoroscopy permit. Certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT (R)), CT Certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT (CT)), Credentialed EPIC trainer, Current Basic Life Support CertificationPreferred Licenses/Certifications: As above plus Certified PACS Associate (CPAS), Certified DICOM Integration Professional (CDIP), and Certified PACS System Analyst (CPSA).

Keywords: John George Psychiatric Pavilion, Oakland , Clinical and PACS Imaging Administrator, Other , Oakland, California

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