Medical Physics: Health Physics/Radiation Safety, Medical Physics: Radiological Physics - General
UC Davis Medical Center
Salary Range: $8,400.00 to $15,600.00 Monthly
Final Filing Date: 02/23/2018
The MRI Physicist will be the technical lead and recognized expert for MR Medical Physics.The MRI physicist (Physicist Sr Hosp Radiation) will act as the MRI safety officer, will be responsible for all safety policies, protocols, and training.The MRI Physicist will be the co-chair of the MRI safety committee, must have expert level understanding of MRI physics, and safety policies.The MRI Physicist will provide technical support to the hospital Medical/Health Physics department and hold a faculty position in the Department of Radiology.The MRI Physicist formulates strategies for assuring state and federal regulatory compliance, makes decisions related to Joint Commission compliance, and oversees all MR medical physics processes.The MRI Physicist will oversee and perform scheduled QA tests, generate subsequent reports, ensure compliance items are met, assess patient issues including all issues associated with implanted devices and objects, perform investigations, and provide corrective actions for MR incidents.This individual will coordinate with and provide expert technical expertise to the Diagnostic Medical Physics group in Radiology to maintain the clinical Quality Assurance (QA) program for all the diagnostic and research MR machines at UCDH.Duties will not only include providing oversight and guidance to the MRI technologists but to the Medical/Health Physics and Radiology staff was well.This individual will assure national accreditation of equipment and maintain all QA files.In addition, they will provide staff with expert recommendations and information concerning compliance with industry and internal safety policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations and Joint Commission and CMS requirements.As part of their duties, this individual will be expected to review the actions of various departments throughout UC Davis Health with respect to the use of MR imaging equipment and safety. The successful candidate will collaborate with both PhD and MD faculty, as well as be the institution's lead expert, teaching radiology residents, technologists, and others on the elements of MR medical physics.The MRI Physicist assists in complex, unique special projects for the department including the development of novel imaging protocols and maintaining ACR accreditation. In addition, the MRI Physicist supports the Medical/Health Physics goal of fostering communication/coordination within the UC Davis Health community.
This position will perform duties in the Main Hospital, Ambulatory Care Center, Imaging Research Center, and satellite facilities throughout UCD's Primary Clinic Network as necessary.
• PhD in physics, health physics, medical physics or related field or equivalent degree (DSc, ScD, etc.).
• Advanced knowledge of the quality assurance testing processes for MR imaging systems and associated safety.
• Expert knowledge of medical physics instrument theory, operation and statistics relevant to MR.
• Experience utilizing meters and other portable equipment to assess and determine magnetic and radiofrequency field conditions and adherence to administrative guidelines.
• Must have in-depth knowledge of MRI safety concerning implants and foreign bodies.
• Knowledge of the ACR accreditation process.
• Experience adjusting MRI environment to meet FDA requirements to accommodate patient's safety.
• Experience editing and creating MRI protocols.
• Thorough understanding of MRI physics and associated biophysics.
• Experience with design, development, and implementation of clinical (and novel) pulse sequences on high-field (1.5 and 3 T) MRI scanners.
• Experience with operation and management of MR scanners, including data management.
• Experience with scanner protocol implementation, pulse sequence compatibility, training of MR technologists, and consulting for multi-site projects.
• Experience in MR hardware, RF coils, RF pulse design and parallel imaging techniques.
• Experience in MRI spectroscopy, functional imaging, and echo-planar imaging.
• Knowledge of factors that affect MR image quality and data acquisition time.
• Knowledge of MRI and imaging of human disease conditions / tissue characteristics.
• California driver's license.
• Participate in DMV Pull-Notice.
• Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Medical Physics or Board eligible status for certification by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Medical Physics (defined as accepted to take the Part 2 exam) is required; or certification by the American Board of Medical Physics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics or eligibility for Certification by the American Board of Medical Physics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics is required. If not currently certified as described, completion of the certification process must occur within 3 years of the initial employment date.
• Skills in implementing, evaluating and establishing new imaging approaches in a clinical/research environment.
• Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience in the field of MRI.
• Skills to conduct and coordinate audits, investigations and evaluations, and achieve necessary corrective action in a timely manner.
• Experience in setting up and leading (multi-site) projects and interfacing with suppliers and manufacturers.
• Experience with implementing, improving and using novel sophisticated image processing and image analysis programs.
• Familiarity with diverse computer operating systems and programming environments (in particular, experience with Unix/Linux, Matlab and distributed
high-performance computing highly preferred),
• Knowledge of General Electric and Siemens MRI scanner systems.
• Project management and leadership skills, experienced in developing and establishing program plans and estimates.
• THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:
Requisition number #051770
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