Northwestern Medicine is a network of four award-winning, Magnet®-recognized hospitals and more than 60 sites of care throughout Chicagoland. This translates to more than 4,000 aligned physicians including faculty, residents and researchers who are dedicated to exceptional service based on our mission of Patients First. The treatment provided within our network is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School of Medicine. Take the opportunity to join us in this promising role:
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL PHYSICIST III Radiation Safety, Full Time, Days Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
The professional we select will collaborate and assist the Diagnostic Medical Physicist V in administrative aspects related to management of the medical physics section, ensuring that the staff and infrastructure of the physics section supports the clinical needs of the departments. Responsibilities include:
Maintaining expertise in regulatory and accreditation requirements (e.g. state, federal, TJC, ACR) that pertain to Diagnostic Imaging.
Ensuring all physics testing in Radiography, Mammography, Fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine are completed to meet all State, Federal, and accreditation requirements. There will be opportunity for a Diagnostic Medical Physicist III to specialize within a particular advanced modality (CT, MRI, FGI, Nuclear Medicine), however, each medical physicist will be expected to maintain competency in multiple imagining modalities.
Assuring equipment is optimally used and will work with technologists and radiologists to review and develop clinical and research protocols. Diagnostic Medical Physicist III will provide in-service technologist and attending physician training as needed.
The Diagnostic Medical Physicist III will be expected to assist in the following duties:
Site planning in the form of shielding design and shielding integrity verification.
Patient dose tracking and estimates (fetal, skin, effective dose) and risk evaluations.
Medical Physics education for Radiology residents, clinical staff, and students.
Involvement in the hospital Radiation Safety Committee.
Involvement in hospital committees that pertain to the management and use of medical imaging.
Mentorship and supervision of level I and II medical physicists in advanced or all imaging modality survey.
Minimum of a Master of Science degree in Medical Physics.
Board Certified by American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Diagnostic Medical Physics or in previous medical physics certification categories.
Registered or eligible for registration as a Diagnostic Imaging Specialist with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
At least 3 years of experience with Diagnostic Medical Physics.
Completion of CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics residency program.
Experience and proven ability in patient dose estimation and risk evaluation.
Experience and proven ability in medical physics education to Radiology residents and/or medical physics graduate students.
Northwestern Medicine offers exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits-including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network.
For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: www.nm.org (job # 0061074)
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