General Summary: Under the general direction of the Chief Physicist/RSO(Imaging Physics/Radiation Safety), provides comprehensive medical physics services in Diagnostic Imaging, assist with implementation of the quality control and accreditation programs in the division, assist in evaluation of new imaging modalities under consideration by the institution, perform tasks and address issues related to acceptance testing, quality assurance, regulatory standards, accreditation, maintenance of imaging equipment, and participate in educational training programs supported by the department as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides Mammography physics services, to include Stereotactic, for mammography units as required by the ACR the amended Mammography Quality Standards Act effective May 31, 2002(MQSA).
Provides Nuclear Medicine physics services, to include, as required by ACR accreditation, PET, SPECT, planar, and cardiac modalities.
Provides Magnetic Resonance Imaging and MR spectroscopy physics services, to satisfy JCAHO and ACR programs on accreditation and institutional Quality Assurance programs.
Provides X-ray imaging physics services, including CR, DR, fluoroscopic/angiographic, and CT.
Provides Radiation therapy imaging devices physics services, including CBCT/OBI imagers, CT and R/F simulators.
Provides Radiopharmaceutical therapy physics services, by participation in, as required, all therapies supported by the Division, such as radiolabeled microspheres SIRT, and radioiodine therapies.
Assists the Chief Physicist/RSO in implementation of radiation control and quality assurance programs in accordance with Radioactive Materials License conditions and PA Code Title 25 Chapters 215, 219, 221 and 228.
Assists the Chief Physicist/MRSO in implementation of an MRI safety program.
Contributes to the dose management and ALARA programs by performing internal and external dose calculations, participation in Quality Assurance committees, maximizing radiation protection for patients, medical staff, technologist and the general public, while ensuring maximum dose efficiency. Develops radiation shielding specifications and verifies shielding integrity for new construction.
Contributes to the ongoing development of annual refresher training for presentation, in either/or live or electronic formats, to employees who may work in proximity to a radiation source.
Understands the measurements necessary for acceptance, commissioning, periodic testing and calibration of all equipment and independently performs these measurements.
Provides appropriate and timely clinical physics and QA support and demonstrates the ability to make scientifically sound QA measurements and calculations and to discern the quality of the resulting data and its appropriateness for use in the clinic.
Ensures equipment functions properly and that the required State, Federal and departmentally defined quality assurance checks, output measurements and protocols are appropriately performed in a timely manner and that documentation of this is available on site at all times.
Maintains knowledge of and practices proper radiation safety techniques and practices.
Performs other duties as required in support of the mission to ensure highest quality of patient care in an economically sound and efficient manner.
5 - 10 years of recent full-time experience in clinical diagnostic imaging physics, as the individual responsible for compliance with programs of clinical quality, and radiation safety
Master's Degree in medical physics, physics or related field
Internal Number: 48991
About WellSpan Health
WellSpan Health is a nationally recognized, integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Our organization comprises:
More than 15,000 employees
140 patient-care locations
Six respected hospitals serving York, Adams, Lebanon and Lancaster counties
A multispecialty medical group that employs more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians
The Joint Commission-accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center
Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center
Level 3 NICU (WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital)
Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center (MBSAQIP-accredited)
Central Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive behavioral health organization (one of the largest in the country)
A home care organization
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As a nonprofit, we ...reinvest in our communities to improve the health and wellness of our patients, as well as those who call central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland home. We also invest heavily in our employees—providing them with new and innovative technologies and treatments, and helping them advance their careers through peer learning, mentorship, cross-training, continuing education and tuition reimbursement. We strive to make life better for our patients, our staff and our communities.
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