PACS/RIS Administrator - Radiology - Full Time/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective: Under the direction of the Director IT, the Picture Archiving and Communications System/Radiology Information Systems (PACS/RIS) Administrator demonstrates complete understanding of radiology processes and their various modalities. PACS/RIS Administrator needs to have a complete understanding of the PACS system and how these processes interface/interact with the RIS system. Responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting and training radiology staff on PACS/RIS systems, Must be able to make strong professional judgments, communicate effectively, establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with physicians, vendors and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Provides clinical software support:

  1. Oversees the operation of the PACS/RIS systems. Verifies that appropriate processes have occurred (e.g. scheduled operations, backups, archives, etc.)
  2. Provides system administration for all aspects of the PACS/RIS systems. This includes but not limited to creating, updating and maintaining system tables, maintaining sign-on/passwords, and training new users
  3. Assist with the maintenance of all quality assurance reporting and reports any discrepancies to the Radiology Director and/or Radiology Quality and Education Coordinator
  4. Actively participates in the analysis and documentation of all imaging workflows as it pertains to the interaction between the computer information system and radiology technologists
  5. Documents issue and resolution/solution to IT Director and Radiology Director that relate
    to the information systems
  6. Critical thinking and decision making skills, able to prioritize, and respond quickly to requests
  7. Develops, implements and maintains PACS/RIS policy and procedures collaboratively with the IT Manager and Radiology Director Ensures system efficiency and security compliance
  8. Provide support and assistance to end-users (e.g. radiology technologists, physicians, and analysts)

B. Provides clinical software assessment and implementation activities:

  1. Responsible for PACS/RIS project planning (e.g. scheduling upgrades, required analysis, issue and risk management and delivery of assigned projects)
  2. Consults with Radiology Director or designee to identify new software development, enhancements, software fixes and other software requests
  3. Acts as a Subject Material Expert in assigned upgrades and implementations
  4. Updates or creates PACS/RIS policy and procedures that have changed during an upgrade or implementation collaboratively with the lT Director and Radiology Director

C. Provides vendor software contact:

  1. Responsible for coordination of PACS/RIS upgrades from vendor
  2. Provides user acceptance training and communication for upgrades

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Faxing, copying and various administrative tasks

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of radiology operations and workflow
  • Knowledge of PACS/RIS workflow
  • Knowledge of technology integration with a PACS system and radiology modalities


  • Demonstrate logical problem solving and issue resolution while considering end users needs


  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot PACS application specific issues and articulate outcomes
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with internal and external customers

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust

Education and Experience:


  • Graduate of an approved Radiology Technology program with American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) license is required
  • Two year degree with PACS certification or a Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred


  • Two to five years experience in the areas of PACS and RIS support and implementation is required

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) license is required

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co­workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret end function under hospitl and department pnliriPc and prnrAdurRs
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible corporate compliance issue

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a fast paced office environment
  • Work requires frequent visits to conference/office locations within the hospital
  • Must be able to used standard office equipment, sit and walk to meetings.

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.