This position is a medical physicist to provide support to Diagnostic Imaging Services according to the key responsibilities as described below. Duties are related to the physics of medical imaging equipment, to education of staff, to ensuring adequate radiation protection, and to supporting the clinical and education missions.
Ongoing testing for performance and safety standards pertinent to radiological imaging equipment, to ensure that equipment meets the standards set by regulatory agencies and equipment accreditation agencies. Ensuring that imaging equipment is operating according to accepted standards of practice for image quality and radiation safety.
Teaching and mentoring graduate students in the Oregon Medical Physics Program. This includes the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) required diagnostic imaging and medical physics courses, as determined by the OMPP program director. Occasional teaching of clinical staff, including technologists, physicians, nurses, etc. Occasional teaching of physics/radiation safety to other faculty and staff that use radiation producing equipment at OHSU. These duties include a faculty appointment at OHSU.
Providing medical physics services outside of Diagnostic/Interventional Radiology (off-hill Clinics, Cardiology, Primate Center, Radiation Oncology) and to OHSU imaging partners.
Development and supervision of ongoing imaging equipment quality control programs related to regulatory agencies, equipment accreditation agencies, and accepted standards of medical practice
Participation in conferences and seminars to meet continuing education requirements necessary for certification by ABR, ACR, FDA, etc.
Participation in radiation safety committees at OHSU and related imaging partners. Working closely with OHSU Radiation Safety Office, and with Oregon State Radiation Control Section. Maintaining strong knowledge of Oregon State regulations concerning ionizing radiation in medical imaging.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm