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 Link to this message Dewinder Bhachu  posted on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 03:36 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

PACSnet - National Centre for PACS equipment Evaluation

Evaluation Radiographer/Application Specialist
(Grade: Superintendent III)

30,138 - 32,828 p.a. inc.
Ref: PS/56/03
Closing Date: 1st Sept 2003

This is a new position, demanding a highly motivated person with excellent organisational, administrative, IT and communication skills to be an effective member of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) national evaluation team, for the evaluation of PACS solutions, related equipment and software. You will assist in the provision of advice on PACS and assessment techniques to the NHS and other organisational bodies as appropriate.

The Department of Health through the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) supports the national evaluation centre for PACS evaluation (PACSnet).

Based at St. George's Hospital, Tooting, London. PACSnet aims to be the UK centre of expertise in PACS evaluation and aims to deliver professional information to assist in the implementation of PACS solutions in the NHS.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team evaluating PACS technology, both in assessing technical performance at sub-system level and in assessing the performance of the whole system. This is an exciting opportunity for the new team member to help define the methods and standards in this area. Extended travel, including internationally, is expected and in-service training will be possible for candidates with potential.

The Applicant will take a lead role in the aspects of PACS evaluation directly related to the clinical role of PACS, the successful candidate should have:

A degree in Radiography or equivalent (DCR and relevant experience) and be a State registered Radiographer.
A minimum of 6 years' relevant expertise post qualification, with a good understanding of PACS solutions.
In-depth knowledge and extensive experience of Medical Diagnostic Imaging, its equipment, applications and methods; knowledge and experience of Radiology Information System (RIS) and knowledge of digital imaging and computing.
Experience in writing technical reports with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products or equivalent.
Experience in using PACS is desirable, but not essential.

Applications are open now, for further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dewinder Bhachu, Head of PACSnet on 020-8725 3315.

Applications to the post of Senior I may be considered depending on experience and potential.