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Make a Difference as a Medical Physicist
Under the direction of the chief physicist and in collaboration with physicians, administrators, technologists, and others, the Medical Physicist is responsible for assuring diagnostic image quality and radiation dose optimization for all radiation imaging devices. The medical physicist stays abreast of imaging technology, completes or maintains board certification, and is accountable for all applicable documentation of duties performed.
What's this role all about?
The Medical Physicist can be appointed as faculty in the Department of Imaging and will demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to sections, adhere to CSHS compliance plans, codes of conduct and hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Reviews and evaluates clinical protocols to assure the safe and optimal use of imaging devices.
Conducts acceptance test on new equipment and timely physics survey for all radiation diagnostic imaging devices (mammography, nuclear medicine and PET included) and oversees the quality assurance program including ACR/ICA accreditation. Implements appropriate action as needed.
Tracks radiation dose according and maintains compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies, and utilizes the results to improve clinical practice.
Performs patient dose calculations from various imaging modalities as needed.
Teaches radiology resident courses and provides lectures to physicians and technologists regarding imaging physics, safe use of imaging devices, image optimization and quality assurance and other topics as needed.
Designs appropriate radiation shielding for site planning.
Participates in application based imaging research. Submits abstracts to national conferences and publishes findings.
The incumbent is also appointed as an alternative laser safety officer, working with the laser safety officer to lead the effort for the enhancement of the laser safety program.
PhD in medical physics preferred
Certification by American Board of Radiology (ABR) with ABR and MQSA certifications preferred but will consider candidates that are ABR eligible.
What else are we looking for?
Minimum 5 years experience in the diagnostic imaging field.
Physical ability to lift phantom weight up to 25 pounds and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform duties. Exposure to radiation and blood borne pathogens
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