The Radiology Department of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking an ABR board-certified Diagnostic Medical Physicist who will supervise the clinical activities of a group of eight medical physicists and clinical MRI scientists. This faculty position will be appointed as the Chief of Diagnostic Medical Physics, directly reporting to the Chair of the Department of Radiology. Candidates must have a PhD in physics or medical physics. A minimum of five (5) years experience as a clinical diagnostic medical physicist is desired, and prior leadership experience is preferred. The selected individual will require licensure as a Diagnostic Medical Physicist in the State of Texas. Further certification and licensure in Nuclear Medicine Physics is desired but not required.
Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
The Diagnostic Medical Physics Group provides diagnostic physics support for University Hospitals and Clinics, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Children’s Health System. These activities include annual equipment performance checks, specification and acceptance testing of new imaging equipment, facility design, radiation shielding design and inspection, radiation dose estimation (including fetal doses) for exposure of patients and personnel, radiation dose management and tracking, accreditation support (ACR, TJC, etc.), regulatory support, general oversight of modality quality assurance programs, and troubleshooting of image quality problems. The Diagnostic Medical Physics Group also supports clinical research by providing radiation dose estimates, supporting QA requirements, and assisting in developing specialized acquisition protocols as needed. It also works closely with a separate institutional Radiation Safety group to provide regulatory support to UT Southwestern and its associated hospitals and clinics. This includes service on a number of committees dealing with regulatory and accreditation issues. Although the Diagnostic Medical Physics Group is principally clinical, the Chief will be expected to engage in academic activities appropriate to the University environment
The Diagnostic Medical Physics Group supports about 450 pieces of equipment across all imaging modalities. Most of this equipment is relatively new as a consequence of two major hospital constructions (Clements University Hospital and Parkland Health and Hospital System’s Acute Care Hospital) within the past four years. Robust growth is anticipated based on demographic projections for the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and plans to continue expansion of imaging services into adjacent communities.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 402826
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,500 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.
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