Dallas, TX US
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seeking a Board certified medical physicist to be responsible for radiation safety across all wholly owned THR hospitals in the parent healthcare system, Texas Health Resources. This unique opportunity allows the team of medical physicists to impact care of patients in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth community.
The Director is responsible for the management of a team that includes a board certified senior medical physicist, a board certified medical physicist, and a medical physicist in process of certification. Physicists in the group enjoy good working relationships with physicians, hospital leadership and staff, as well as state regulators. The director is a member of the Texas Health Dallas Leadership Team, comprised of department directors and managers as well as the senior leadership team. Responsibilities include attendance of a monthly hospital operations meeting as well as a monthly leadership development session.
Other administrative responsibilities include finance functions and advising various committees or service line leadership (such as radiology and heart and vascular) with respect to new regulations, accreditation standards, or other relevant items. Clinical responsibilities of this position include providing clinical imaging physics support for all diagnostic modalities including radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, and nuclear medicine (Gamma cameras, SPECT, PET, and quarterly audits). Support includes conducting annual performance evaluations, ensuring regulatory/radiation safety compliance, designing shielding for remodeled or new imaging areas, overseeing quality control programs, providing accreditation support, estimating patient doses, and assisting with clinical troubleshooting.
• Masters of Science in Medical Physics or Health Physics is required
• Certified in Diagnostic medical physics by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics is required
• Certified in nuclear medical physics by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine is preferred, but not required
• Successful candidates must be eligible to receive a full Texas license to practice diagnostic and medical nuclear physics, if one is not currently possessed, once the position is offered and accepted
• At least two years of experience in Medical or Health Physics is required
• Prior supervisory experience leading a Medical Physics department is preferred
Additional Roles & Responsibilities
• Maintains established departmental policy and procedures, radiation safety standards.
• Responds to emergency situations appropriately and reports equipment malfunctions.
• Support the Radiation Safety Committee as needed.
• Provide education and training of radiation safety programs to all affected THD employees.
• Provide monitoring of occupational exposure to ionizing radiation exposure to staff.
• Ensure all radioactive licenses and registrations are in compliance and current.
• Maintain timely calibration documents for radiation measuring devices.
• Perform required physics evaluations of imaging equipment as required by state regulations and the American College of Radiology accreditation standards. Evaluations should be completed within required time frame. Imaging equipment covered includes: Radiographic, Fluoroscopic, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography and Ultrasound.
• Perform required physics evaluations of hot lab and imaging equipment as required by state regulations and American College of Radiology accreditation standards within required time frame. Store and dispose of radioactive waste from inpatient therapy procedures (I131) in compliance with regulatory requirements. Monitor the receipt and control of radioactive material at THD.
• Work with Sr. Leadership to develop a Medical Physics annual budget. Work within that budget to provide medical physics services.
• Provide radiation safety support for eye plaque patients including patient instructions, delivering plaque to and from OR, surveying patient for release, and surveying room upon removal of plaque.
• Monitor radiation safety provided to other brachytherapy patients by radiation oncology staff.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers . The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence