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VTH System Administrator Specialist

University of Georgia
United States, Georgia, Athens
January 28, 2023
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S09553P
Working Title VTH System Administrator Specialist
Department VetMed-VTH Radiology
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community ().
College/Unit/Department website https://vet.uga.edu/hospital-clinic/hospital/
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
General business hours within a Monday-Friday week schedule. Ability to work flexible times when necessary due to departmental needs.
Advertised Salary $41,321-$131,963
Posting Date 12/01/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 02/01/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title IT Systems Support Professional
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
-Proven experience with RIS/ PAC and Diagnostic Imaging systems within a hospital setting, preferred 2-5 years hands on skill.
-Exceptional ability to learn new applications that support imaging systems throughout a hospital the utilizes multi-modality imaging applications.
Position Summary
The RIS/ PACS and Diagnostic Imaging Systems Coordinator for our Diagnostic Imaging Service within the hospital, is primarily responsible for providing administration of all Enterprise Imaging applications currently used at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Diagnostic Imaging Service is a full service imaging facility (CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiography, Fluoroscopy, and Ultrasound) utilized within both the small and large animal hospitals. This incumbent works independently to implement and maintain the Radiology Information System ( RIS) and Picture Archive and Communications System ( PACS). The employee additionally assists the College's IT staff with the integration of the various imaging applications with the Hospital's Electronic Medical Records system (VetView) and works with other clinical services as appropriate, to help integrate their imaging applications. This incumbent also assists with the selection, implementation, and integration of new and replacement imaging modalities and software applications related to imaging. This employee is also responsible for support of the radiologists' and cardiologists' diagnostic workstations that are utilized for study reporting.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Baccalaureate degree in a related field.
  • Experience in the administration of PACS systems is preferred. "CIIP" certification (Certified Imaging Information Professional) or equivalent experience is also preferred.
  • Experience with one or more radiologic modalities as a technical professional, including experience managing a group of radiologic technologists.
  • Experience as an imaging informatics specialist, PACS administrator, and/or imaging systems support analyst, including experience managing junior support analysts.
  • Experience with networks, IT security, HL7, and DICOM standards.
  • Experience establishing direct, internet connections via LAN to LAN VPN technology, or other suitable network technology, to sites that are used for secondary consultations for the purpose of real time, consultation.
  • Experience training a large client base (including radiologists, clinicians, residents, interns, students, diagnostic staff, and administrative support personnel), in the operation and use of RIS and PACS, including the creation and management of Policies and Procedures for operations within diagnostic imaging.
  • Experience in administering a voice recognition dictation system.
  • Experience implementing a paper-less diagnostic imaging workflow.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, analytical and problem solving skills; proven ability to manage budgets and medical equipment procurement; proven skills to work as part of a team, capacity to satisfy customers, and the ability to enhance clinical information systems.

Physical Demands

  • Work in live surgical procedure settings.
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Viewing images on a computer screen for extended periods of time
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.

  • Provide for the administration of all Enterprise Imaging applications currently used at the VTH, including: Hyland "NilRead" Viewer (a web based universal / diagnostic viewing application), Mach7 Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), MedQ Q-RIS (Radiology Information System), and Antech Imaging Services (Cloud-based DICOM storage).
Percentage of time 50

  • Provide for the administration of various external Teleradiology reporting services, including submitting DICOM studies to their websites along with relevant clinical information, and posting their diagnostic reports to patients' records in RIS and Vetview.
Percentage of time 25


  • Resolve issues involving the uploading of external imaging studies from rDVM's and other academic institutions.
  • Assist clinical researchers in organizing, uploading, and sharing imaging cases.
  • Reconcile erroneous patient data, and image routing problems from the various imaging modalities.
  • Administer and resolve issues related to the Siemens Syngo-Dynamics echocardiography archive and reporting solution.
  • Set up new user access, assist with various report template modifications and measurement customizations.

Percentage of time 15


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  • Assist Orthopedics clinicians with the implementation and use of the "vPOP-Pro" web-based software application for orthopedic surgery planning.
  • Assist clinicians with software installation and upgrades for the Osirix imaging application for Apple Mac computers.
  • Provide support to Radiation Oncology for the Varian LINAC software applications (Eclipse and ARIA).
  • Serve as a technical resource for troubleshooting problems with the Haivision Media Platform (HMP) video capture and storage application. HMP is used extensively for capture and storage of Endoscopy and surgery procedures.

Percentage of time 10