VanderbiltUniversity Medical Centerâs HealthIT department seeks a qualified CardiologyImaging Specialist to join the innovative cardiology imaging team. HealthIT provides for the best healthinformation technology tools that support Vanderbilt University Medical Centerâs(VUMC) mission and commitments. [Managing more than 2 million patient visitseach year, VUMC is one of the largest academic medical centers in theSoutheast. It is the primary resource for specialty and primary care inhundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennesseeand the Mid-South. The School of Medicineâs biomedical research program isamong the nationâs top 10 in terms of National Institutes of Health peer reviewfunding, receiving more than $500 million in public and private awards during2016. The Medical Center is the regionâs locus of postgraduate medical education,with over 1,000 residents and fellows training in more than 100 specialtyareas. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr.Childrenâs Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized each year by U.S. News &World Reportâs Best Hospitals rankings as national leaders, with 19 nationallyranked adult and pediatric specialties. Through the Vanderbilt HealthAffiliated Network, VUMC is working with over 60 hospitals and 5,000 cliniciansacross Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bringvalue-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.] VUMC hasa massive imaging repository with two decades of imaging data. In any given year, VUMC performs over 800,000imaging studies of which over 60,000 are performed within Cardiology. We areseeking candidates the meet the qualifications, experience and requirementsbelow who are dedicated to the mission of providing the best in healthcarethrough information technology. This is a full-time position with VanderbiltUniversity Medical Center and offers challenge, career growth and theopportunity to join a highly collaborative team dedicated to excellence inhealthcare.
As a Senior Cardiology PACS Administrator the individual would beresponsible for, but not necessarily limited to, performing the applications,systems, and administrative support of the Cardiology PACS system along withother affiliated applications/systems as appropriate for VUMC and affiliatedclinics. The position would also supportHealthIT with other enterprise imaging initiatives.
Key Functionsand Responsibilities:
Responsible for ensuring the 24x7 stability,integrity, user experience, and overall performance of the PACS systems toinclude associated application, devices and modalities that integrate with thePACS system.
Ability to configure and troubleshoot modalitiesand associated 3rd party applications with the PACS systems such asconfiguring network configuration, modality worklist, and DICOM configurations.
Utilizing both clinical and technical skillsets,the position would be responsible for developing, maintaining, troubleshootingas well as seeking opportunities to enhance clinical imaging workflows incollaboration with clinical operations.
Must be willing to serve as a liaison betweenclinicians, vendors, and other IT teams utilizing strong professionalcommunication, collaboration, clinical, and technical skills.
Mustbe willing to serve as an escalation contact including assisting the team inproviding immediate engagement of support issues related to the PACS. As the PACS system is utilized 24x7,candidate must be willing to provide after-hours on-call support as required bythe department including weekends and holidays.
Mustremain current with industry imaging knowledge especially in relation to PACSand associated new trends and technologies and be able provide leadership withguidance in acquiring and implementing enhancements to the infrastructure aswell as investments in new technologies remaining in alignment with clinicalgoals.
Mustbe willing to be responsible for creating, configuring, and maintaining PACSsystem reports for purposes of daily PACS monitoring, audit reports, accessusage, modality inventory, etc.
Positionwould be responsible for developing, configuring, and maintaining with other ITteams and clinicians, diagnostic workstations for the PACS system to includedeveloping and maintaining appropriate related documentation such asinstallation, troubleshooting, and inventory.
Positionrequires project management skillsets with the abilities to plan and successfullyexecute projects related to the PACS system including new deployments,upgrades, and clinical expansion.
Must have the abilities andexperience to coordinate with the PACS vendor to oversee all new or existingDICOM migrations from various archiving systems across VUMC.
Responsiblefor training clinical end users on PACS. The position would be responsible for develop online training coursesand as well as the ability to facilitate in-person structured learningexperiences.
Analyzesclinical or operational workflows supported by the assigned products and theirrelationship to the technical environment in which they operate.
Mayperform analysis and design of supporting technical infrastructures.
Supportsclinical, revenue, or operational implementations for assigned products whichmay also include testing and QA, reporting, product life cycle,communication/collaboration with customers and vendors, and training users.
The key functions and responsibilitieslisted serve as a general overview of the position and additional duties may beassigned.
PreferredSkills and Accomplishments
CIIP, CDIP, CPSA and/or CPAS certification orhave the equivalent years of direct PACS administrative imaging experience(Preferred)
IT certifications in Windows or Linuxadministration or other related information technologies (Preferred)
Hands-on-experiencewith implementation, maintaining as well as troubleshooting imaging workflows(clinical and/or technical) including considerable knowledge for common imagingrelated imaging exams and clinical procedures (such as past work experience asa Cardiology or Radiology technologist).
Projectmanagement experience for Radiology or Cardiology projects such as implementinga new application system or performing and upgrading to an existing applicationsystem.
Expertisewith all aspects of the DICOM standard.
Expertisewith configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting imaging modalities asapplicable to the PACS system and related imaging workflows.
CVISor RIS experience (such as Epic Cupid or Radiant).
HIS/EHRexperience (such as Epic).
HL7interfacing experience including maintenance and troubleshooting.
VoiceDictation Application experience (such as PowerScribe360).
Proficientin Microsoft Office applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.