Clinical Application Specialist - PACS

Long Beach Medical Center
Full Time
Day Job
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Information Technology - Computer

The Clinical Applications Specialist will act as the Memorial Heart and Vascular Cardiology IS PACS administrator, and will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of PACS Syngo Dynamics including (but not limited to) cardiology imaging workflow, archiving, quality control and image/report routing. TheMHVI IS PACS Administrator works closely with Information Services, Radiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology department leaders to ensure quality of DICOM digital image data within the imaging system from multiple modalities throughout the organization. The MHVI IS PACS Administrator is responsible for providing high level support for these systems by managing errors, performing quality control and providing feedback to users to improve the processes causing the errors. The MHVI IS PACS Administrator participates in evaluating new information technology systems that focus on optimizing organizational application functions, in support of the organization's business goals. Utilizing this knowledge, the MHVI IS PACS Administrator will work with the technical staff within Information Services to integrate technical expertise and utilize business/clinical understanding to create solutions for applications software/hardware used by the MHVI teams of physicians and staff. The IS PACS Administrator must be able to understand and perform Radiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology workflow, business analysis, and project management for the MHVI areas.



  • Minimum 5 years� experience as a clinical or applications analyst, computer technician in a healthcare setting required
  • Proven ability to lead all types and phases of highly complex clinical projects. Proven history of managing oversight of team-based project management operations and methodologies. Experienced in leading projects, providing expert consultative guidance and direction on change initiatives, effectively dedicating time across more than one project, and meeting established deadlines
  • Proven familiarity of regression testing as it pertains to ancillary applications and core systems interfaced with an EMR. Proven proficiency developing test scenarios and scripts for integrated ancillary applications and core systems.
  • Held previously successful role for a clinical application or system initiative, which required the use of project management tools and methodologies and experience with all project phases. Solid understanding of enterprise architecture related to clinical applications and core systems including business continuity. 
  • Experienced establishing designing and implementing clinical application and system support models with a core understanding of IT operations. Demonstrated ability to upgrade clinical applications and core systems, optimize them for improved performance and streamline functionality based on operational workflows.
  • Proven progressive project management experience working independently as well as in a team situation meeting aggressive deadlines.
  • Experienced troubleshooting and remediating routine problems associated with clinical applications and core systems to ensure high levels of user satisfaction. Proven ability to apply an extensive amount of hands-on experience and expert level knowledge of clinical applications and core systems while leading highly complex projects at the enterprise level.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of all areas of clinical application support including integration using HL7 messaging and administration of system and service life cycles.
  • Demonstrated high energy levels and tolerance of tight deadlines, time pressures, and ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules, and step-by-step action plans.
  • Proven experience managing personal issue queue as well as that of junior resources, assigning work orders, and providing advice on issues. Experienced at managing calls from customers for assistance and skillful at closing the loop with creating and updating pertinent documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor junior team members on operational and system workflows, as well as usage of systems and internal process. Experienced at training team members on troubleshooting and remediating issues associated with clinical applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage professional relationships with executive leadership and regularly host meetings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Proven experience involved in team initiatives including translating end-user needs, meeting deliverables, providing status reports, and managing customer expectations.
  • Demonstrated effective communicator for purposes of interpersonal relations to understand and identify project needs and overall objectives.


  • Bachelor�s degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Clinical license required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent PMI recognized certification preferred.
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