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Imaging Physicist

Job Ref: 20456

Talent Area: RN - Imaging Services

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Radiology - Physics Program

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group - As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients.  As part of Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group (HMSPG), these specialists not only provide excellent clinical care, but are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow.  This combination of clinical service, research and academics ensures patients have access to the latest in treatments and technologies while providing the best in comprehensive patient care.  Established as a non-profit corporation and certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, HMSPG enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to their clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.

Job Summary

Provide system wide Imaging Physicst support for regulatory compliance and high quality patient imaging.

1. Works with imaging staff to minimize impact of patient throughput while performing required equipment testing compliance.
2. Works with imaging staff to ensure image QA is routinely and appropriately performed.
3. Acts as a point of contact to relate and implement corrections of physician image quality concerns.
4. Provide counsel to all hospital staff in matters of radiation exposure. 

1. Minimal financial responsibilities, mostly related to equipment recommendations and evaluations of value and performance on possible equipment purchases.

1. Ensures staff is are acting appropriately to minimize their own and co-worker's exposures as low as reasonable.
2. Establishes and/or audits quality and maintenance programs related to all imaging equipment.
3. Maintains paperwork and performs appropriate equipment surveys to demonstrate compliance with state and accrediting agency standards.
4. Works with various imaging departments to obtain accreditation on imaging equipment.

1. Works with imaging staff to minimize impact of patient throughput while performing required equipment testing compliance.
2. Creates and environment of personalize service that encourages techs and physicians to improve the imaging program as a whole.
3. Manage scheduling among all physicists to ensure proper system-wide coverage is maintained.

1. This position is eventually expected to grow into a senior physicist position and manage all aspects of the clinical medical physics program.
2. This position is expected to work with departments to implement required and best practice QA imaging procedures in a manner that is not to onerous on staff.
3. Demonstrated professional growth through networking, and attendance at professional society meetings to maintain familiarity with new equipment and new techniques.
4. Continually evaluate QA and equipment evaluation program elements to assess possible improvements or improvements necessary due to equipment changes

This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Master's degree in imaging physics or related field required. Candidate or Diplomate of the ABR in Diagnostic Medical Physics

Two years experience required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in most or all of the following modalities. Digital Mammography, Breast Tomosynthesis, MRI, Nuclear Medicine (SPECT and PET), CT, Interventional Fluoroscopy, and ultrasound.

Required Licenses: Eligible to receive a Texas Medical Physics license to practice diagnostic radiologic physics
Optional License:

Required Certificates: Part I of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in Diagnostic Medical Physics completed. Preferred that Part II of ABR certification in Diagnostic Medical Physics completed. ABR certification in Diagnostic Medical Physics required within 3 years of hire date. Eligible for Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program (MQSA) qualifications in digital and tomographic mammography.

Optional Certificates: ABR certification in Nuclear Medical Physics, or ABSNM in Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation.

Required Registrations:
Optional Registrations:

- Some travel in a personnel vehicle is required within the greater Houston area (no overnight travel).
- Candidates must have solid written and verbal communication skills; computer skills; the ability to work as a team player; and be self- motivated.
- Able to foster good working relationships with all departments system wide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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