Asst- Pacs

Job Description

Under the direction of the Divisional Director if Radiology or Imaging Services Manager, the PACS Assistant, manages the flow of information within the Imaging Services Department pertinent to the Picture Archiving and Communications System and the Radiology Information System.

Responsibilities

Job Description:

35% Responsible for image management which includes the following tasks:
  • Select appropriate studies for distribution, viewing, printing or burning.
  • Transmit images to appropriate clinical devices for attending physicians and radiologists.
  • Print images formatting, windowing and leveling as needed.
  • Filing imaging media, CDs, DVDs in computer storage area.
  • Burn CDs for referring physicians and patients.
  • Document scanning.

20% Responsible for equipment management for Imaging to include the following tasks.:
  • Learn basic operation of printing devices for PACS (load film, clear jams, load CDs, etc.
  • Cleaning workstation environments.
  • Fax machine supplies.
  • Has knowledge of all processing systems used in the Radiology Department; able to fill in at front desk in Radiology and able to make quick decisions when necessary.

15% Maintains environment of safety for patients, self, and others.

15% Maintain film library; purge old films when permitted.

10% Performs other job duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

- 5% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 90% Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 20% Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 100% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 35% Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 35% Pushing 0-10 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 90% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 50% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 15% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 30% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 100% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 70% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 30% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 100% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 50% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 5% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 100% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 100% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience