• Medical Physicist

    Posted Date 11 months ago(1/5/2018 7:52 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2808
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Location(s)
    US-MD-Bethesda
    Category
    Science
  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.

     

    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

     

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Medical Physicist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.

    • Perform dosimetry calculations in support of NIH research protocols to assure the safety and efficacy of diagnostic procedures involving radiation.  This task requires consultation with researcher, measurement of the fundamental exposures, and calculation of relevant organ doses.  
    • Perform dosimetry for individual patients as requested and when necessary.
    • Meet directly with patients to address anxieties regarding radiation exposure.
    • Conceives, develops, designs, implements, and uses existing computer-based (or other) testing procedures for the purpose of ensuring proper operation of clinical imaging equipment.  Implements the existing testing program and/or develops new or alternative tests; devises computer programs to aid in the acquisition of the appropriate test data; and creates appropriate software to analyze these data.  These procedures will measure all aspects of system performance relevant to clinical imaging and diagnosis (e.g., spatial resolution, contrast resolution, uniformity, sensitivity, linearity).
    • Oversees quality control testing as it relates to the functioning of the clinical imaging systems, using the established measurements and performing additional measurements or troubleshooting as needed.  Maintains accurate, complete, and up-to-date records of all quality control procedures and performs statistical analyses of the results of these measurements.  Assures compliance with relevant JCAHO and Federal requirements regarding imaging equipment performance, quality control and radiation safety.
    • Corrects equipment performance problems revealed through testing of the imaging systems.  This includes working closely with the radiologic technologists in understanding the daily problems of the systems as they arise.  The incumbent will detect departures from normal operation of the systems and will, either independently or in consultation with the system manufacturer, initiate immediate corrective action to restore normal system operation.
    • May be asked to conduct or participate in research in the field of medical imaging, radiological electro­ physics, or electromagnetic radiation effects, as indicated.  Works as a team member on Department research projects as well as propose new research projects.
    • Participate, as requested, in various meetings and activities such as imaging protocol review as required for ACR certification or adherence to Joint Commission standards in CT, Radiography, Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology. 
    • Develop the website on radiation dosimetry in partnership with RSC to be used by PIs in writing clinical research protocols.

    Requirements

     

     

    • Must have a graduate degree in physics, or engineering with a strong physics sub-component.  
    • Must be certified as a Diagnostic Medical Physicist by the American Board of Radiology. 
    • Possess ABR certification in Nuclear Medicine Physics.
    • At least three years clinical experience in medical physics in a diagnostic radiology department.
    • Individual will work on-site in the CC Radiology Department, on the Bethesda, MD campus.

     

    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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