I wish to continue my career in healthcare information systems. With 14 years working as a PACS Administrator and prior I.T Director, I have learned that healthcare is dynamic and continues to change. I would like to continue to explore new opportunities that allow me to learn new technologies within healthcare information systems.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), member since 2001
*PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA) member since 2009.
to Current Norton Healthcare – Louisville,
Support of McKesson Radiology PACS v12.1.1 EXP 2
Support of McKesson Study Share
Support of Conserus Peervue
Support of McKesson Cardiology PACS v13.2.1
Support of AGFA Encompass Cardiology PACS
Support of Nuance PowerScribe 360
Support of Philips TraceMasterVue
Support of Bayer Radimetrics (Dose Tracking)
Support of MagView v8.3
Support of Philips Zymed Holter
Support of Mirada Fusion XD3 (CT Recon Software)
Support of DatCard PACS Cube
Support of AS-OBGYN
Support of INVIVO: DynaCAD Prostate, DynaCAD Breast, DynaCAD Lung, DynaCAD Functional MRI
HOLOGIC Aegis Mammography software
HOLOGIC R2 Mammography software
HOLOGIC SecurView Mammography software
MIMICS 3D Software
Laurel Bridge Exodus and Compass
PACS/I.T. Director U/S Technologist04/2006
to 05/2012 DXP Imaging – Louisville,
DXP is a free-standing Radiology imaging center.
Imaging modalities include CT, U/S, DEXA, XRAY, MRI, MAMMO and NUCLEAR MEDICINE.
My primary job responsibilities were PACS Administration and Director of I.T Operations as well as Sonography.
In addition to my primary responsibilities I also performed plain radiography films, routine CT exams, and occasional bone densitometry.
Managing our network primarily consisted of managing multiple servers including Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft Operations Management server, Microsoft Internet Security Appliance (ISA) server, network domain controllers and managed switches.
Additional responsibilities include creating and maintaining site-to-site Virtual Private Networks (VPN) as well as overseeing all software and PC problems.
I managed our companies Active Directory as far as user accounts and domain administration such as group policy and authentication methods.
PACS job duties included all management of Fuji PACS system, including management of DICOM images, Archive management, image backup, database mirroring, PACS Console management as well as daily troubleshooting such as PACS merge, move functions and workflow issues.
I set up all of our Radiologists workstations using Dell Precision workstations with a 3-monitor setup using one standard 19-inch monitor and two medical grade 3-5 megapixel monitors.
PACS Console management includes management and troubleshooting of PACS DICOM headers and crucial PACS services such as SCU, SCP, PURGE and ARCHIVE.
A large part of the job was working closely with the Radiologists in regards to the business that they own and accounts that they acquire for outside reads.
I oversaw setting up VPN connectivity so images can be sent to the facility.
Additionally, I set up the accounts for our clients to access our system and general workflow issues as they arise regarding handling issues of DICOM images.
Often the presentation state of images varies depending on the vendor and this can change the workflow and affect the efficiency of the Radiologist.
I worked on troubleshooting and resolving these problems.
Ultrasound Technologist, PACS Administrator02/2002
to 03/2006 St. Mary's and Elizabeth Hospital – Louisville,
Job duties included performing routine ultrasound procedures in a mid-sized hospital.
Additional job responsibilities included the roll out and management of McKesson PACS system at the hospital.
Overseeing the day to day PACS issues included troubleshooting PACS user issues.
Performing operations such as merge and move of Dicom images was a common task, as well as management of worklist scheduler and modality send errors.
Creating new user and physician accounts and managing modalities in PACS was also a common but equally important daily task.
Other daily operations included back end command prompt tasks to manipulate or remove data from the Oracle database.
Completing daily and monthly backups to disk via DVD jukebox were a routine but crucial responsibility.
A large part of the PACS responsibilities was to setup physician referrer workstations so that physicians could have web access to patient images on their office or personal computers.
Compliance with HIPPA regulations was a crucial task to maintain.
Verifying user and physician accounts insured that the user and/or physicians only had access to information for the patients they were treating.
PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA)
*Certification, (CPAS), Certified PACS Associate.
*Certification, (CPSA), Certified PACS System Analyst
*Certification, (CPIA), Certified PACS Interface Analyst.: 05/2009-
Associate of Applied Science (AAS): Radiologic Technology05/2001Northern Kentucky University-Highland Heights,
KYRadiologic Technology RT(R) in good standing with ARRT.
Bachelor of Science: Health ScienceCurrentNorthern Kentucky University-
Highland HeightsHealth Science