The Department of Radiology has an opening for a full-time faculty member to serve as Chief of the Radiological Sciences Division. Faculty rank will be determined based on applicants current experience and rank.
The successful recruit will be required to lead our academic, clinical medical physics practice. Responsibilities include managing the staff and workload of the division, including hiring, supervision, mentorship, performance assessment and discipline duties. Expectations also include division leadership in promotion of excellence in the departments primary missions: education, research, and service. The Radiological Sciences Division consists of 8 faculty members who provide medical physics services in X-ray, Fluoroscopy, CT, Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI and Nuclear Medicine at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and selected UCHealth Metro imaging sites. In addition it collaborates with other physicists in the growing UCHealth system. Regulatory duties include annual equipment performance checks, support for QA programs, acceptance testing of new equipment, maintenance of Colorado state registration, radiation shielding design and inspection, radiation dose monitoring and patient exposure calculations and ACR and Joint Commission (TJC) certification. UCH is an ACR Diagnostic Center of Excellence and service commensurate with this designation is expected. The division also participates in hospital committees, in staff, fellow, resident, graduate and medical school education, in clinical research activities and in advocacy at the local, state and national levels.
Research imaging resources on the Anschutz Medical Campus include a pre-clinical small animal imaging facility with MRI, PET/CT and SPECT, a research dedicated human PET/CT, and a research dedicated 3T whole body MRI. Additionally, a new molecular imaging center, scheduled to open Fall of 2020, will house a new cyclotron and a PET/MR, with space for a future 7T MRI.There is also an Advanced Imaging Lab is available for processing and analysis of image data.
Applicants should have a graduate degree in medical physics or a related field. They should be certified in Diagnostic or Nuclear Medical Physics by the ABR (or comparable certification), have practiced for a minimum of 8 years and be eligible to become a registered medical physicist in the State of Colorado.
Competency is required in the performance of general medical physics. The applicant should have experience in supervision and mentorship of medical physicists in an academic clinical environment. The applicant should have a history of successful project management, organization and record keeping skills as well as of working successfully in interactive teams that include clinicians, hospital staff and administrators. In addition, the applicant should have experience in teaching at the graduate level and a history of peer reviewed publications.
Active leadership on clinical committees and participation in professional society activities is desired. Teaching experience in an academic hospital setting is desired. A demonstrated research focus in an area of diagnostic radiology is desired.
About University of Colorado School of Medicine
A state-of-the-art medical center, CU Anschutz Medical Campus is globally recognized for its research, teaching and clinical programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and nursing. As the largest academic health care center in the Rocky Mountain region, CU Anschutz is leading the way in education, research and patient care.
In total, there are 19,000 employees on the medical campus and 1.5 million patient visits annually. The impact in the region is large, with more than $2.6 billion in total campus direct expenditures. Not only does CU Anschutz have a large economic impact, but students and faculty are constantly innovating. Since 2002, 1,300 patent applications have been filed and 53 new companies formed from campus research.
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