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Cedars-Sinai Medical Physicist - Imaging in Los Angeles, California

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

Make a Difference as a Medical Physicist

Under the direction of the chief physicist and in collaboration with physicians, administrators, technologists, and others, the medical physicist is responsible for assuring diagnostic image quality and radiation dose optimization for all imaging devices. The practice is focused on the entire quality assurance program and direct improvement of clinical practice. Part of the responsibilities includes physics support to MRI practice. The medical physicist stays abreast of imaging technology, completes or maintains board certification, and is accountable for all applicable documentation of duties performed. The Medical Physicist can be appointed as clinical faculty in the Department of Imaging and will demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to sections, adhere to CSHS compliance plans, codes of conduct and hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

What's this role all about?

  • Conducts acceptance test on new equipment and timely physics survey for all diagnostic imaging devices (MRI, CT, mammography, fluoroscopy, DR, and other modalities as needed) and oversees the quality assurance program including ACR/ICA accreditation. Implements appropriate action as needed.

  • MRI pulse sequence tuning for optimal imaging performance, reduction of imaging artifacts and image distortion, MRI safety program enhancement, and scanner/equipment selection.

  • Tracks radiation dose according and maintains compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies, and utilizes the results to improve clinical practice.

  • Performs patient dose calculations from various imaging modalities as needed.

  • Teaches radiology resident courses and provides lectures to physicians and technologists regarding imaging physics, safe use of imaging devices, image optimization and quality assurance and other topics as needed.

  • Enhances laser safety with regard to education, auditing, and credentialing.

  • Designs appropriate radiation shielding for site planning.

  • Participates in application -based imaging research. Submits abstracts to national conferences and publishes findings.

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD in medical physics preferred

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certification by American Board of Radiology (ABR) with ABR and MQSA certifications preferred but will consider candidates that are ABR eligible.

What else are we looking for?

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the diagnostic imaging field.

Physical Demands:

Physical ability to lift phantom weight up to 25 pounds and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform duties. Exposure to radiation and blood borne pathogens

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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