Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology required. Advanced specialized/technical training in Quality Management and CT technology, with 1-2 years experience preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The QA technologist performs routine testing of the x-ray producing equipment at Upstate Medical University located at all sites including University Hospital, Weiskotten Hall, UHCC, 550 Harrison Center, Community Campus, and the IHP. This testing is required by NY State DOH regulations. Although this person is within the Department of Radiology, (s)he is responsible for testing x-ray producing equipment used across the institution. This person is responsible for maintaining records of the testing, and for communicating problems to the Medical Physicist when their input is needed. If a significant equipment performance discrepancy is noted, the QA technologist may remove the equipment from service and notify the Medical Physicist and appropriate administrative staff. When these equipment performance issues arise, the QA technologist interfaces with Clinical Engineering personnel to ensure that the equipment is repaired properly and in a timely fashion before it may be returned to service. The QA Technologist also tests diagnostic display monitors, which is a new requirement of the NY State DOH. Using the results of the x-ray testing, the QA technologist prepares charts of x-ray exposures produced for individual x-ray units for both adult and pediatric patients, and is responsible for posting this information in the appropriate locations. During routine state inspections, the QA technologist will assist the inspector by providing all the required documentation, as well as facilitating their access to x-ray equipment that they would like to inspect and test themselves. The QA technologist is also a member of the institutional Radiation Safety Committee, and communicates any concerns regarding equipment performance or equipment usage that is relevant to radiation safety. The QA technologist manages and organizes QA committee meetings for the Radiology Technical QA Committee and the MRI QA Committee, and records and disseminates the minutes of those meetings. The QA technologist also acquires image quality and radiation exposure data from the PACS system (Synapse) and from the dose monitoring system to allow the Physicist to make informed decisions on how to improve the effective use of imaging equipment in the Radiology Department as well as the institution as a whole.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.