Assists in the design, implementation, and oversight of the diagnostic imaging program and radiation protection services. Manages specific program areas independently as assigned. Supports departmental objectives of radiation protection, image quality, regulatory compliance, accreditation, education, and standards of practice relative to areas of responsibility.
Assists with planning, organizing, and directing a comprehensive program of radiological physics and radiation protection services designed to promote maximum benefit from the use of medical and research-related ionizing radiation sources while minimizing radiation risk to employees, visitors, patients and to the surrounding community.
Assists with the development, implementation, responsibility for medical and health physics activities in clinical areas to ensure employee, patient, and visitor safety and compliance with the regulations.
Develops and delivers radiation safety training classes and formal teaching programs.
Assists in the education and oversight of the technical staff.
Performs personal and area dose assessments.
Performs audits of program areas as assigned, evaluates radiological hazards, and consults with authorized users on risk management issues.
Managers projects by developing and organizing project plans, writes and tests procedures, troubleshoots, and independently produces desired project outcomes.
Develops, in collaboration with department director and staff, didactic state of the art radiation safety training programs and educational seminars for medical staff and radiation workers and delivers them at the required frequency.
Assesses learning through established methods.
Contributes to policy and procedure development for Medical Health Physics.
Reviews current literature to assure policies and procedures are current and aligned with national standards of practice and regulations.
Participates in various standing committees including, but not limited to, Radiation Safety Committee.
Assists with coordination of equipment usage, selection and replacement as required.
Provide recommendations on new equipment layout, facility design, shielding specifications, and installation requirements.
Maintains equipment and regulatory records.
Consults with Radiology on the physical and radiobiological aspects of the patient imaging and the development of imaging treatment protocols under the supervision of a radiologist.
Assists in the development, implementation and general oversight of a program of quality control for image-processing equipment such as film processors, computed radiography, teleradiography, picture archiving communication systems, and imaging modalities.
Provides assistance with optimizing image quality and interpretation, troubleshooting imaging problems, evaluating equipment performance and recommending methods to support excellence in patient imaging.
Supports departmental sponsored research projects with physics expertise.
Assists in research protocols involving diagnostic imaging and radiopharmaceuticals.
Provides physics support in clinical trials, off-label uses, and human research protocols.
Assists in the development of techniques to improve the delivery and safety of imaging radiation.
Helps maintain a quality assurance program for all imaging modalities, localization procedures, and computational equipment and programs to assure that patients receive optimized imaging radiation doses with an acceptable degree of accuracy.
Supports the American College of Radiology accreditation process.
Evaluates performance specifications, acceptance testing, and commissioning of new equipment.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Master's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Clinical (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.