Using independent judgment assures the safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve a diagnostic or therapeutic result as prescribed in patient care. The medical physicist performs or supervises the technical aspects of procedures necessary to achieve this objective. The responsibilities of the medical physicist include: protection of the patient and others from potentially harmful or excessive radiation; establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry; the measurement and characterization of radiation; the determination of delivered dose; advancement of procedures necessary to ensure image quality; development and direction of quality assurance programs; and assistance to other health care professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation; and compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.
Key duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight of Radiation Safety functions throughout the Middlesex Hospital system which includes the Radiation Safety Committee, Radiology staff and Radiation Therapy physicists.
Oversight and supervision of Nuclear Medicine consultant physicist, Radiology consultant physicist, Mammography QC specialist, Physics and Bio-medical engineer for diagnostic x-ray. Supervision and direct report of Diagnostic Physics assistant.
Oversight, development and updates to the Physician Fluoroscopy Credentialing program and the annual Radiation Safety Healthstream module for hospital staff.
Oversight and participation in the American College of Radiology Accreditation for NM, PET, CT, MRI, US, Mammography and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
Annual physics testing, dose reduction, image quality improvement and development and oversight of QC programs for CT, MRI, US, Mammography, Stereotactic, Workstations,MBI, Radiographic Fluoroscopy.
Acceptance testing of all imaging equipment including Radiography and Fluoroscopy.
Testing after major equipment changes or repairs per regulation.
CT protocol development for balancing dose reduction with acceptable image quality.
Oversight and/or development of new radiopharmaceutical radiation safety programs, preparation and review of Nuclear Regulatory License amendments.
Review of radiation dosimetry records, review of lead integrity shielding records, review of fluoroscopy time or doses and review of doses exceeding a set notification level. Determination of dose notification levels. Fetal and patient dose calculations.
Perform shielding designs and radiation protection surveys for radiation producing equipment and areas where radioactive materials are stored or used for patient imaging.
Dose monitoring oversight
Performs MRI protection surveys.
Participates in CT & MRI protocol development and dose management committees.
Master's or Doctorate Degree in Physics or Medical Physics
Completion of a Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Physics
Accreditation by the American College of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
ACR and FDA (if applicable) approved initial and continuing experience and training in digital mammography, 3D mammography, stereotactic mammography, CT, MRI,MBI, and US.
10 years experience physics
Flexible with physics testing schedule.
Doctorate in Physics or Medical Physics
ACR approved in NM and PET
Knowledge of Radimetrics
Knowledge of Y-90 procedures
Internal Number: 11090
About Middlesex Hospital
While our main focus has always been on the care, safety and satisfaction of our patients, at Middlesex Hospital we are proud to have received national recognition from esteemed healthcare reporting organizations as well.
In addition, we hold accreditations and membership in organizations committed to the highest levels of leadership in the healthcare field.
From our designations as a Top 100 hospital, to our Magnet nurses, we’re proud of the work we are doing and the team members who continue to cultivate an environment of excellence here.
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