RAVEN PACS Network Administrator II

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - Bethel, AK3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $61,000 - $79,000 a year
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) is located in the Southwestern Alaska town of Bethel, with a total of approximately 6,000 people. YKHC supports 1500 employees, providing the health services to a primarily Yup'ik Eskimo Native population for an area the size of Oregon. Services are provided through a Bethel located hospital and 50 clinics throughout the YK Delta.

Position Summary:
This position is the second (2nd) tier in a three (3) step position: PACS Network Administrator being the entry position. The PACS Network Administrator may be eligible to advance to a higher level of PACS Network Administrator II, and PACS Network Engineer upon meeting required Position Qualifications.

The PACS Network Administrator functions as a member of the IT-RAVEN team to provide day-to-day applications level support of the PACS systems including: technologist/modality workflow, image archiving, DICOM routing, modality troubleshooting, quality assurance of data and its transmission, radiology applications support and training, and other user-related activities. Is responsible for the design, analysis, support, and maintenance of the PACS system network, servers (physical and virtual), storage, user systems including health monitoring and security, updates, configuration, troubleshooting, and licensing (hardware/software) compliance. Ensures integrity, functionality and maintenance of PACS specific hardware, databases, and software including the management of external access of PACS system by medical staff. Analyzes security risks, system stability, and network viability and then develops and implements appropriate responses in collaboration with divisions of IT. Works closely with physicians, department managers, supervisory personnel and IT personnel to ensure proper operation of digital image data transfer into the PACS through several interfaces, HIS/RIS validation and exceptions handling. Troubleshoot and perform periodic maintenance on select imaging equipment. This individual should be extremely well organized, a self-starter, and able to stay on top of multiple deadlines. They should be a person who is strongly motivated, shows initiative, and has a strong work ethic.

The PACS Network Administrator conducts Day-to-day monitoring and maintenance of the Clinical systems including Compression Server(s), Archive server(s), Reading Stations, Digitizing Stations, Web Server(s), and provide support and troubleshooting maintenance of application(s) running on the imaging workstations as well as Cerner Millennium applications. Works closely with unit operations managers to ensure timely and complete capture of DICOM digital image data into the PACS system as well as network transmission. Works with all LAN/WAN Administrators and Network Engineers and Radiology Staff and consultants. Responsible for development and maintenance of interfaces, middleware, and maintenance of EHR (RAVEN) applications. Also responsible for assisting in other RAVEN and network related activities as needed.

This role supports pharmacists, nurses, clinicians, village operations, Behavioral Health, etc. as a resource for requests for improvements. The PACS Network Administrator demonstrates independent decision making as appropriate in evaluation of requests for system improvements and determines feasibility and advisability of system changes. Must be able to support and/or lead project teams and communicate a clear vision of the project’s objectives. Must participate in on-call rotation as scheduled to provide excellent customer service to end users. At times, this individual will be involved in project planning, training, and education in addition to taking “on-call” duty as assigned, and may be expected to complete other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Technical Management, Radiographic Science or related field
5+ years working experience in either a network environment or PACS development, administration and maintenance.
Must demonstrate equivalent and relevant combinations of experience, education, and training that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above and establishes ability to perform the duties listed. For applicants with demonstrated skills at least five (5) years experience.
Must demonstrate knowledge maintaining various quality control aspects of diagnostic imaging components such as: cassettes, lead shielding, x-ray imaging QC.
1-3 years experience providing customer service in hospital environment.
Experience with DICOM connectivity between modalities and PACS. Knowledge of the operational functions of a network, its components, capabilities, limitations and functions.
Must have an understanding of the Diagnostic Imaging processes and its different modalities and how they function and interact/interface with one another.
Must have experience as a Microsoft System Administrator and be familiar with Active Directory, virtual servers and required supporting technologies.
Experience supporting Cisco network as a network administrator is a plus.
Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as experience with HIS and RIS systems.
ARRT Certification (Radiology, CT, or Quality Management) or equivalent.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications offered by Cisco are plus..
MSCE, Linux/Unix, and Network+ certification preferred or demonstrate in acquiring required certification(s) within 1 ½ years of employment.
DICOM Administration Certification preferred, and/or demonstrate in acquiring certification within 1 ½ years of employment.
HL7 Certification Preferred, and/or demonstrate in acquiring certification within 1.5 years of employment.
Working knowledge of computers and components, DSL, Cable Modem, and troubleshooting applications such as use of telnet, hyperterinal, etc. Experience working with network routers and switches (specifically Cisco Routers and Switches).
Understands TCP/IP terminology.
Working knowledge of Windows 2000 Profession, Windows XP Pro, and Linux operating systems.
Understands computer terminologies and internet knowledge.
Understanding of DSL, VPN, Modems, Routers, switches, etc.
Understanding of HIPAA regulations.
Understanding of HL7.
Ability to type a minimum of 45wpm.
Working knowledge of DICOM viewing application and functions.
Excellent communication skills in all formats.
Strong work ethic.

Benefits Include:
Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Retirement plans
Employee Wellness Center
YKHC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.

Preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants who meet minimum requirements according to the provisions of P.L. 93-638.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health

For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: ykhc_recruitment@ykhc.org or 1-800-478-8905