Principle Clinical Imaging Systems Analyst

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

The Principle Clinical Imaging Systems Analyst will manage and maintain the applications within the Medical Imaging Application portfolio. The Enterprise Imaging portfolio spans the enterprise to include several Ologies, Research and integration into the school of medicine

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Imaging Principal Systems Analyst I supports core functions of the health system's Imaging applications to enable cost-effective, high quality, efficient, and safe patient care. This position will implement, administer, and support assigned systems under the minimal guidance of senior members of the team. The position will have in-depth understanding of imaging systems, ancillary imaging systems and health system operations. This position independently addresses issues and design decisions of high complexity with no direct supervision and delivers clear communication and documentation of complex concepts and issues related to applications, interfaces, data structures, and workflows across the organization.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Understand and provide recommendations for non-DICOM compliant systems and how to integrate with enterprise imaging systems
  • Knowledge of how to support and configure DICOM modality worklists, reading worklists and progressively improve the data quality and integrity of the lists in a complex heterogenous environment
  • Deploy, analyze and support imaging systems
  • Support of image sharing systems that facilitate image sharing between organizations for clinical, research and business purposes
  • Analyze and remediate issues with clinical imaging workflows
  • Provide tier-2 support of application incidents reported through the help desk; including 24/7 on call coverage as required
  • Act as an Imaging technology subject matter expert and clearly communicate technical concepts in business terms between and across the different groups while influencing outcomes
  • Lead complex software upgrade initiatives
  • Lead complex new software installations and enhancement requests
  • Maintain up-to-date project documents for all initiatives that include technical details, user expectations, project goals, work effort, accountability, and deliverables
  • Continually identify areas of opportunity for automation and lead internal initiatives to implement them
  • Ensure high availability, performance monitoring and disaster recovery (DR) of all critical systems. Lead periodic failover and DR tests in collaboration with the Infrastructure and end user groups
  • Work with Infrastructure teams to jointly develop an environment management strategy and ensure that appropriate processes are in place to keep all environments are in sync with each other
  • Actively monitor application usage and growth and ensure appropriate scalability via software, workflow and infrastructure enhancements
  • Collaborate with infrastructure and end user teams to develop data archive and purge strategies and implement them
  • Identify system optimization and enhancements and collaborate with vendors and other IT analysts in order to design and implement effective solutions
  • Identify trends and detect/anticipate problems early and act as a third level of support while mentoring and training junior staff members
  • Identify trends and detect/anticipate problems early and act as a third level of support while mentoring and training junior staff members
  • Research issues and use independent analysis and judgment to produce solution options (including alternative solutions when necessary to address system limitations) to complex and/or controversial matters, including pros, cons, risks, benefits, costs, and unintended consequences
  • Ensure smooth turnover of projects both at the initiation as well as the conclusion to Operations, Support Service, and Clients
  • Create and administer support event feedback mechanisms. Analyze results, make recommendations for support improvements, and integrate changes into the Help Desk function to improve first call resolution of issues
  • Participate actively in cross-functional teams established for advancing clinical delivery and quality outcomes through effective and efficient use of clinical software

Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience Preferred

Experience Qualifications
  • 10+ years to 15 years 10 or more years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience Required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Healthcare background, experience and performance that promotes a high level of credibility with clinical professionals
  • Knowledge of imaging systems including PACS, DICOM router technology and enterprise imaging solutions
  • Excellent understanding of how to architect, engineer and operate enterprise imaging environments consisting of multiple solutions utilizing multiple systems
  • Knowledge of cloud based technologies and how they fit into requirements defined by the organization
  • Knowledge of imaging systems and solutions supporting all areas of the hospital including Emergency department, Operating Rooms, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Pathology, Ophthalmology utilizing specialized knowledge of each solution that is deployed
  • Expert understanding of how to design and support a deconstructed PACS environment consisting of multiple PACS, archiving solutions and specialized ancillary imaging systems across multiple organizations
  • Knowledge of imaging based dictation systems architecture, reporting statuses, integration and client configurations
  • Knowledge of vendor neutral archives (VNA) technology including industry trends and ability to support and configure VNA technology to support the imaging enterprise
  • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile and other software development methodologies
  • Knowledge of a variety of server operating systems, storage systems, databases, scripting languages, monitoring tools, job scheduling tools, high availability and disaster recovery technologies
  • Excellent written, oral, instructional, presentation and interpersonal skills focused on motivation and positive attitude. Highly self-motivated, directed and change oriented. Very strong customer orientation
  • Ability to analyze highly complex systems and workflows
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, organize, coordinate, and manage the work of a major program or function within a department
  • Ability to engage actively in complex discussions, often on challenging and/or controversial subjects
  • Ability to negotiate on behalf of others to achieve best outcomes for the department and the organization as a whole
  • Ability to handle confrontation with appropriate grace, professionalism, cordiality, and firmness, and manage/resolve disputes appropriately
  • Ability to communicate concepts in elegant, concise, eloquent form to management and to cross-functional departments or teams verbally, in writing, and through pictures or diagrams when appropriate
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in health care and clinical operations in a health care system
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve routine technology problems
  • Ability and desire to learn to resolve specialized and advanced technology problems
  • Ability to establish a set of tasks and activities associated with an intended outcome and timeline
  • Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences
  • Ability to use appropriate interpersonal skills to give information to and receive information from coworkers and clients in a tactfully and professional manner
  • Ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions
  • Ability to develop new skills and teach others
  • Ability to collaborate and build consensus with stakeholders
  • Ability to understand and adhere to operational standards, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to identify risks and issues
  • Ability to develop solutions for new and unfamiliar challenges

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.