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Diagnostic Physicist Trainee- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 211601
Category: Radiology/Imaging
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

  • The Diagnostic Physicist Trainee is a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) accredited 2-year training program within the physics section of Penn Medicine Department of Radiology. The trainee will gain hands on experience in areas of diagnostic physics such as: proper accreditation, compliance and regulatory inspections of all imaging modalities; diagnostic physics research; radiation safety and health physics; clinical awareness, professionalism, communication and educational techniques. During the course of the 2-year program, the trainee will have progressive responsibilities with the expectation to perform tasks independently with indirect supervision. Training will be conducted by experienced ABR certified Penn Medicine staff physicists.
  • At the completion of the 2-year program, the trainee will be eligible to take the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Diagnostic Physics certification examination and will be well prepared to seek employment as an entry-level diagnostic physicist.

Responsibilities:

  • Acceptance, annual, and post-repair performance testing of imaging equipment
  • Establishing, maintaining, and evaluating appropriate quality control programs for various imaging modalities
  • Assessment of image quality and trouble-shooting image artifacts
  • Accreditation testing for all imaging modalities
  • Radiation protection and safety including shielding design, patient and fetal dose estimations, personnel dosimetry services, and general health physics topics
  • Protocol optimization, radiation dose tracking, and technology management
  • Conducting research in and educating others about the field of imaging physics
  • Clinical awareness, professionalism and communication

Credentials:

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master's Degree Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) accredited program OR Ph.D. from non CAMPEP accredited program AND certificate from CAMPEP accredited certificate program OR Ph.D. from non CAMPEP accredited program AND graduate-level core topics:
    1. Radiological Physics and Dosimetry
    2. Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety
    3. Fundamentals of Imaging in Medicine
    4. Radiobiology
    5. Anatomy and Physiology
    6. Radiation Therapy Physic
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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