Medical Staffing Solutions, an established federal government contractor headquartered in Norfolk, VA, is seeking a full time Diagnostic Medical Physicist to provide services within the Department of Radiology at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Services will be provided Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Typical hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm. As needed, overtime may be required, however overtime shall not exceed forty (40) hours per year.
Diagnostic Medical Physicist shall perform a full range of duties consistent with their profession, education, training and experience, as outlined below. Services shall be provided in conjunction with Government employees performing the same duties. The diagnostic medical physicist is required to perform the duties outlined herein:
- Responsible for a full range of clinical medical physicist support duties including: dosimetry support; weekly, monthly, and annual quality control checks, annual performance evaluations, and calibrations on medical radiographic units, ultrasound units, computed tomography units, magnetic resonance images, and ancillary equipment as necessary. Work closely with the Biomedical Repair Division and Vendor Service Representatives to ensure that all equipment is maintained in proper working order. Quality control checks, equipment performance evaluations, and shielding reports shall be provided to the Senior Medical Physicist within fifteen (15) calendar days of completion.
- Use ionizing radiation and radioisotopes in diagnosis, therapy, and medical imaging with externally delivered electromagnetic radiation.
- Provide radiological imaging equipment performance evaluations (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), ultrasound, fluoroscopy, x-ray units, and nuclear medicine (positron emission tomography (PET)/single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)), calibration, dosimetry, and image quality.
- Provide technical and safety advice regarding medical uses of ultrasound and infrared radiation.
- Assist in formulating radiation protection guides and procedures specific to the department.
- Ensure that medical imaging equipment and supporting informatics systems [e.g. Radiology Information Systems (RIS) / Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS)] interact and interface.
- Make effective and safe use of ionizing radiation and radionuclides in human beings by physician specialists.
- Shall technically oversee image quality control processes, and provide advice and guidance in support of the Radiology Department's ACR accreditation programs.
- Shall evaluate digital images and test performance to ensure that the full potential of image fidelity is present.
- Serve as an Associate Medical Physics Residency Director and teach principles of medical physics to physicians, residents, graduate students, medical students, and technologists by preparing and delivering lectures, solving problems, participating in laboratory sessions and completing Medical Physics Residency Performance Evaluations within fifteen (15) calendar days of resident rotation completion.
- Perform administrative duties which include maintaining equipment performance summary workload report, participating in educational programs, peer review and performance improvement activities, participating in imaging quality assurance functions including diagnostic imaging equipment acceptances and periodic performance evaluations, and performing shielding evaluations and surveys.
- Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members to ensure the efficient implementation and use of current and new technology. Provide ongoing medical physics training and/or guidance, as needed, to support Government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, residents, students, staff, etc.).
- Attend and participate in various meetings; such as, resident faculty and steering committee meetings, image quality board, protocol development, modality quality control reviews, American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation support meetings, patient dosimetry support meetings, and new facility design and development.
- Consult with staff and patients regarding concerns about radiation exposure, assist physicians in the evaluation of quantitative studies, consult with physicians and other MTF staff members, monitor radiographic examination radiation exposures, and calculate specific organ doses for diagnostic examinations.
- Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of survey results.
- Operate and manipulate government automated systems and participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions.
- As needed, Medical Physicist shall provide the services described herein at outlying medical and health centers within the Tidewater area and NME assigned supported commands, ships and activities.