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Kaiser Permanente-Northern California Region has an immediate opening for an experienced Board-Certified Diagnostic Medical Physicist. The primary clinical responsibilities are to serve as the Region-wide subject matter expert (SME) in interventional radiology (IR) and fluoroscopy by developing and maintaining a quality control program in IR, aiding in the establishment of radiation dose monitoring criteria, performing dose estimations (as-needed), disseminating technical information on IR in a stakeholder-accessible manner, and otherwise serving as a Region-wide technical resource for physicians, radiation safety officers (RSOs), administrators, technologists, and other colleagues in IR and fluoroscopy. The physicist will assist in establishing and monitoring radiation dose alerting levels for IR in conjunction with the Regional RSO and Program Director for DoseWatch or other Region-wide dose-monitoring platform.
The successful candidate must also be versed and skilled in other diagnostic imaging areas to provide clinical medical physics services as a back-up to other staff physicists, as needed. Written reports must be generated in a timely manner.
The successful candidate will join two senior-level, certified Diagnostic Medical Physicists to develop, implement, and oversee a large-scale clinical QC program. Additional duties may include review of reports from field service engineers, consultant medical physicists, internal compliance department, and external regulatory agencies. There may be occasional opportunities to provide focused instruction in medical radiation physics to technologists and service engineers for safety and compliance with regulatory standards. May also include participation on Regional and/or National KP technology selection teams.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in medical physics or a related field. Certified by The American Board of Radiology or the equivalent is required. Excellent verbal and written communication, and listening skills is a must. Must be willing to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Kaiser Permanente employees must adhere to the Principles of Responsibility (KP’s code of conduct) which emphasizes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally-sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers, and vendors. The successful candidate must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
Additional Salary Information: Kaiser Permanente offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an extensive benefit package which includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance; health & dependent care spending accounts; generous retirement plans, including a pension; paid time off; travel to professional conferences; tuition reimbursement.
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