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This position is available due to a recent retirement from the group and is ideal for recent graduates of CAMPEP accredited diagnostic medical physics residencies or for medical physicists with at least two years of clinical diagnostic physics work experience. Diagnostic Medical Radiation Physicists at Kaiser Permanente are responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality diagnostic imaging to patients in an environment that meets established standards for radiation safety for staff, physicians, patients, and the general public and in a manner that meets the service expectations of each of these groups.
• Evaluating performance of diagnostic imaging systems. • Evaluating radiation safety status of machine and radioactive materials sources of ionizing radiation. • Designing, implementing, and monitoring quality assurance programs in diagnostic imaging. • Provides surveys, reports, and consultation related to radiation safety for applicable facilities and/or patients that meet the organizations and regulatory standards in a timely manner. • Develops and implements quality assurance and evaluation programs for applicable diagnostic imaging and/or radiation therapy equipment that insure high quality images and radiation treatments and that meet regulatory requirements. • Monitors and reports quality assurance activities to insure adherence to established QA policies and procedures. • Evaluates and reports the performance of this equipment in a timely manner and makes recommendations to improve quality. • Maintains up-to-date technical knowledge of new and developing technologies and regulatory issues to support clinical and administrative decision-makers. • Provides in-service training to staff and physicians, as necessary, to insure high quality images and radiation treatments, a radiation-safe environment, and compliance with regulatory standards. • Communicates to staff, physicians and patients in a manner that is precise, understandable, timely, constructive, and proactive and demonstrates excellent listening skills. • Maintains working relationships that are professional, collaborative, team-oriented, responsive, thorough, cordial, and that demonstrate flexibility, innovation, broad view of issues, acceptance of full responsibility for assignments, and a solutions orientation.
• Minimum two (2) years of postgraduate degree experience in Diagnostic Medical Physics subspecialty. • Master's Degree or Ph.D. in medical physics or a related field (degree requirements waived if candidate meets certification requirements.) • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. Preferred qualifications: • Qualified to perform mammography surveys under MQSA • Board certified or board eligible for the ABR certification in diagnostic medical physics Interested candidates should apply for job number 554240 at http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/ • Condition for Employment: Complete certification by the ABR in the applicable sub-specialty by the end of the 4th complete calendar year following their initial start date as an MRP. Failure to attain certification in the allotted time will result in termination of employment. A physicist's manager can extend this period by up to 12 months in special circumstances. • Must maintain their certification in the applicable sub-specialty with the ABR. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment. A physicist's manager can waive this requirement under special circumstances for a period of up to 12 months if the physicist is making acceptable progress on the requirements for renewal of their certification. • General knowledge of medical radiation physics, medical radiation safety and pertinent regulations. • General knowledge of computers and their applications in diagnostic imaging. • Good communication skills, demonstrated customer service skills and willingness to be part of a team