Fortive Corporation Diagnostic Imaging Physicist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Diagnostic Imaging Physicists apply their knowledge of imaging science and medicine, with appropriate analytical techniques, to collect information and create reports to document the quality and safety of diagnostic imaging equipment. They may also provide professional consultation about safe use and regulatory requirements for MRI safety, radiation safety, occupational dosimetry, and radioactive materials. They consult with a wide range of medical, technical, and administrative staff.
The Diagnostic Imaging Physicist must have equivalent qualifications, competence, and function, in the same role as employed individuals performing the same or similar services at the facility, as defined by a facility job description.
They use a variety of specialized instrumentation and an understanding of clinical operations, to conduct periodic quality assurance (QA) surveys on diagnostic imaging equipment and some radiation therapy equipment (no patients).
Specifically, their QA testing shall include: Mammography, Computed Tomography (CT), or Cone-Beam CT systems AND X-Ray (including radiographic rooms, R&F (radiographic and fluoroscopic) rooms, C-Arms, portable X-ray units, Protective equipment inspections (E.G., aprons, etc.) and Radiation Protection Surveys, Cardiac Cath systems, Interventional Radiology systems, Bi-Plane systems, and Cystography systems), Dental X-ray units, Bone Densitometers, Nuclear Medicine Gamma Cameras, Dose Calibrators, Radiation Survey Instrumentation, PET scanners, MRI scanners, and Ultrasound systems.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducting quality assurance surveys for the imaging equipment listed above, including the following tasks: testing of image quality and machine performance, quality control and calibration, and safety surveys.
Training hospital staff on performance of routine QC techniques, Radiation Safety, HazMat Shipping and Handling, or MRI safety.
Conduct Radiation Protection Surveys.
Supports Radiation Safety Committee and Radiation Right as a Radiation Safety Officer or as an invited advisor for consultation on Radiation Safety and imaging safety as requested.
Provide guidance, within their scope of practice, at radiation safety committee meetings or to hospital staff or physicians regarding radiation exposure and safety.
Provide guidance for the radiation safety program including membership on applicable committees, such as:
Patient of Facility Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, Radioactive Drug Research Committee, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Committee, Disaster Committee, Cancer Care Committee, and the Institutional Review Board.
Consultation with physicians and other medical staff regarding radiation exposure and safety.
Consultation with the radiologist and radiation oncologist concerning patient dose determinations.
Researching, developing and evaluating new imaging or analytical techniques
Graduate degree in medical physics, radiologic physics, physics, or other relevant physical science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution, and, formal coursework in the biological sciences with at least: 1 course in biology or radiation biology, and 1 course in anatomy, physiology, or similar topics related to the practice of medical physics.
Licensure/Registration (where required)
1 to 3 years or more of documented experience in a clinical environment preferred.
Board Eligible/Board Certified or Education/Experience preferred
Certifications Desired: American Board of Radiology, or American Board of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Radiology or Medical Imaging, or equivalent
(not all Diagnostic Imaging Physicists will have all the below competencies, each candidate shall provide a competencies checklist that identifies their individual competencies)
• ACR/TJC Nuclear Medicine Gamma Camera Surveys
• ACR/TJC Nuclear Medicine License Support (calibrations/surveys/inventories)
• ACR/TJC PET Scanner Surveys
• ACR/TJC CT Surveys
• ACR/TJC MRI Surveys
• X-Ray/Fluoro Surveys
• Cardiac Cath/Interventional Radiology Surveys
• Ultrasound Surveys
• Radiation Protection Surveys
• Expertise in diagnostic radiological physics
Evaluates radiological imaging procedures prior to clinical use
Develops/evaluates of policies and procedures related to the appropriate clinical use of radiation for imaging purposes
Assists in the management of a comprehensive quality management program that monitors and evaluates critical imaging equipment and processes
Reviews diagnostic imaging dosimetry information noted in patient records
• Expertise in medical nuclear physics o valuates of nuclear imaging equipment or radioactivity measurement instrumentation prior to clinical use
Develops/evaluates of policies and procedures related to the appropriate clinical use of radiation for nuclear imaging/radioactivity measurement purposes
Reviews radiopharmaceutical dosimetry information noted in patient records
Assists in the management of a comprehensive quality management program that monitors and evaluates critical nuclear imaging and radioactive measurement equipment and processes
• Consults on operation of a comprehensive clinical radiation safety program for patient or personnel radiation dose and associated risks
Expertise in medical health physics o Audits regulatory program
Prepares RAM license and license amendments o Calibrates equipment
Reviews dosimetry information
Consults on patient radiation dose and associated risks
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