Clinical Imaging Physicist Full Time/Radiation Safety Officer
Assumes responsibility for the clinical physics requirements of Diagnostic Radiology, Cardiology and fluoroscopy throughout the institution. Performs or oversees testing required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Bureau of X-ray Compliance and other regulatory agencies. Evaluates, oversees, and provides instruction in radiation safety to those departments working with or near radioactive by-product materials and/or external beam radiation. Works closely with the Director of Radiology and Radiologists in the purchasing and maintenance of all imaging equipment for the institution.
Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities:
1. Radiation Safety Officer on the NJDEP Agreement state license
2. Provide medical physics services in X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography, Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI and Nuclear Medicine.
3. In accordance with Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), the American College of Radiology ACR Accreditation programs, maintain certification and accreditations in these areas for all modalities.
4. Under Joint Commission (TJC), maintain compliance with TJC requirements in the areas of radiation safety, CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, and general radiology.
5. Evaluate and maintains TJC fluoroscopy standards throughout the institution.
6. Actively participates in the purchasing and maintenance of imaging equipment. Advise the Director of Radiology on equipment under consideration for purchase. Determine the performance characteristics necessary for imaging systems.
7. Participates in the clinical aspects of diagnostic imaging to optimize diagnostic information while minimizing radiation dose and cost.
8. Calculates patient and fetal radiation exposures and radiation doses in circumstances that impact patient care and where required by regulatory bodies.
9. Acts as point of contact to relate and implement corrections of physician image quality concerns and advises the radiologists regarding imaging in special situations.
10. Oversees the annual testing of x-ray aprons and protection devices
11. Participates in instructional programs for Cardiology, Radiolgy as well as radiation safety training programs throughout the institution.
12. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Graduate Degree in Medical Physics or related field
Minimum of MS degree
Board Certification is a must by either the American Board in Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological
Physics (ABR) or by the American Board of Medical Physicists. (ABMP)
Evidence of Continuing Education to maintain board certification
Two years of previous experience
Eligible by NJDEP requirements and NRC for Radiation Safety Officer Requirements
Demonstrated success in working on interactive teams including clinicians, hospital staff and administrators