The University of Kentucky, Department of Radiology seeks an exceptional academically motivated Diagnostic Medical Physicist for a full-time clinical faculty position in the Medical Physics Division. The successful candidate is required to have a PhD or equivalent in Medical Physics, be board-certified or board-eligible by The American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic and/or Nuclear Medicine Physics, and have a minimum of 5 years of related clinical experience with a strong foundation in all imaging modalities. Academic rank will depend on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will join our team of Diagnostic Medical Physicists (2) and Physics Assistant (1), more than 50 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, and more than 30 trainees. The essential responsibilities of the Medical Physicist include:
Develop techniques used to standardize and calibrate imaging equipment, directly impacting the quality of diagnostic, therapeutic, and radiation safety procedures used to deliver patient care.
Assure the safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve a diagnostic or therapeutic result as prescribed for patient care as directed by the Chief Medical Physicist.
Perform and/or supervise the technical aspects of procedures necessary to achieve this objective throughout the large and complex health system.
Ensure protection of the patient and others from potentially harmful or excessive radiation: establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry, measurement and characterization of radiation, determination of delivered dose, advancement of procedures necessary to ensure image quality, development and direction of quality assurance programs, and assistance to other health care professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation in compliance with applicable Federal and State of Kentucky regulations.
Assist fellow/resident/student academic curricula including classroom/workshop/laboratory teaching
Participates in diagnostic imaging and medical physics meetings, and other scientific meetings and conferences, to learn and disseminate state-of-the-art information.
Performs other duties as assigned
UK HealthCare is consistently named the top hospital in Kentucky, and features a full complement of clinical services. UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the state, and is one of only 20 hospitals nationwide with Level I trauma certification for both adult and pediatric patients. We are designated by The American College of Radiology as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence.
To apply, please include a CV along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries may be directed to Shannon Schultze at Shannon.Schultze@uky.edu or (859) 323-2954. M. Elizabeth Oates, MD Professor and Chair Department of Radiology University of Kentucky
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD or equivalent in Medical Physics
Required Related Experience:
A minimum of 5 years of related clinical experience with a strong foundation in all imaging modalities
Required License/Registration/Certification :
KY Medical License upon appointment.
Board-certified or board-eligible by The American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic and/or Nuclear Medicine Physics
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.