Chief of Med Illustration Service Duties
This is specialized and skilled art work in the preparation of
illustrations and directing the activities of the Medical
Work involves planning and directing the activities of the
Medical Illustration Services section to meet institutional
needs and providing support to the schools of the college. Work
also involves performing a variety of illustrative tasks
requiring a basic knowledge of science and graphic presentation,
as well as considerable skill in portraying scientific facts
accurately and precisely. An employee of this class supervises
and prepares drawings for inclusion in publications or for use
in instructing students. Work is performed under the general
supervision of an administrative superior, but the employee is
expected to exercise considerable independence on technical
assignments. Work is reviewed through conferences and by
evaluation of the quality of services provided.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and directs the activities of the section; supervises and
participates in the work of subordinates; prepares budget;
supervises the maintenance of records.
Sketches and draws scientific procedures, anatomical specimens,
and microscopic structures of human and animal tissues;
completes drawings in various illustrative media; letters and
lays out charts, tables, and plans to accompany research
publications or for instructional purposes; plots and letters
Makes sketches of cell structures; makes slides of tissues to be
used for class instruction; prepares anatomical, histological,
and other medical and surgical drawings for publication.
Prepares drawings, charts, and diagrams for publication in
scientific journals and for lantern slides for lectures and
demonstrations; keeps files and records related to the work
performed or to the collection of specimens, charts, drawings,
and related materials.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a four year college or university with
specialization in art, drawing, or drafting and including
courses in the biological sciences, preferably supplemented by
graduate level courses in medical illustration; and some
experience in a position requiring factual graphic presentation;
or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the artistic media applicable to the
illustration of scientific subjects.
Some knowledge of the major branches of medical science.
Some knowledge of supervisory techniques.
Ability to portray accurately and in detail the specimens of
Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of subordinates.