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 graphs.
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
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
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