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Physicist Medical-Radiology
Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.  
Area of Interest: Radiology Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 54996 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $
Experience Required: Not Indicated Mid-point: $
Education Required: Ph.D Maximum: $
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


Denver Health, a nationally recognized Level I trauma center for the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region, is seeking a full-time medical physicist. This individual will be a highly skilled medical physicist who will be principally responsible for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of medical imaging equipment throughout the Denver Health enterprise. This person will play a central role in developing, planning, and implementing ongoing radiation safety training programs for Denver Health’s employee workforce. Denver Health’s medical physicist will also serve as chairperson for the institution’s Radiation Safety Committee. As chairperson, this individual will spearhead development of institution-wide policies and standards of practice for radiation management.

 

The Organization

 

Denver Health (http://www.denverhealth.org) is an integrated, efficient, academic healthcare system that is considered a model for the nation. Denver Health’s Level 1 Trauma Center, in particular, is one of the world’s leading trauma centers and has one of the highest survival rates in the country. This trauma center sees 18,000 patients annually, 2,700 of whom are admitted, and many of whom arrive as transfers from any one of 60 regional hospitals. Denver Health’s trauma service line is academically productive with extensive grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Department of Defense (DoD). The seminal text “Trauma” was authored by Denver Health faculty.

 

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health has a comprehensive and diverse array of inpatient, outpatient, community, academic, and public health services, allowing this health system to serve over one third of all Denver residents as well as patients from outside Denver. Denver Health provides primary care services through a citywide network of community health centers, school-based health clinics, and is now in the process of building a 6-story 293,000 square foot outpatient medical center. Inpatient services are housed in multiple campus venues with 555 pediatric, adult, and OB/GYN beds. Denver Health is committed to serving all patients, regardless of the ability to pay.

 

Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. All faculty at Denver Health have academic appointments, and some also deliver care at the University’s campus as well. Faculty have access to the academic and cultural resources of Denver Health and the University.

 

Position Summary

Under minimal supervision, Denver Health’s medical physicist will be responsible for ensuring that the institution meets state and federal requirements germane to the inspection, testing, (to include acceptance testing), and maintenance of medical imaging equipment throughout the Denver Health enterprise. Duties of this person will include, but are limited to, the following: conducting periodic medical physics evaluations on a broad range of imaging units in adherence to state and federal regulations; participating in surveys by various accrediting bodies to include Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology; performing quality control tasks on imaging equipment to ensure that correct and consistent results/outputs are achieved; overseeing Denver Health’s dosimetry program; and working closely with Denver Health’s provider and patient community to educate these groups on radiation safety. The medical physicist shall also serve as the chairperson of Denver Health’s Radiation Safety Committee, and will enforce all regulations as communicated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

 

Reporting Structure

The medical physicist will report directly to the Director of Service of Denver Health’s Radiology Department.

 

Position Details, Salary, and Benefits

 

The salary of the medical physicist will be highly competitive for the marketplace.

 

Denver Health offers full benefits, including an attractive 401(a) Social Security replacement savings program, a 457(b) retirement savings program, and employer matching contributions. Full details are available online and from human resources.

 

Application Process

 

Expressions of initial interest or questions can be submitted to the Director of Service of Denver Health’s Radiology Department and Provider Recruitment. All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.

 

David M. Naeger, MD

Director of Radiology, Denver Health

Professor and Vice Chair, University of Colorado SOM Department of Radiology

David.Naeger@dhha.org

 

Aaron Ortiz

Manager, Provider Recruitment   
             
aaron.ortiz@dhha.org

 

References will be checked before selecting a final candidate, though contacting references will only occur after discussion with the candidate(s). The initial application and initial discussions will remain confidential.

 

Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age,

color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran

status or any other status protected by law.

 

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.


Candidate Qualifications: 

Education:  Master’s degree in medical physics minimum, Ph.D. in medical physics is highly preferred.

Experience:  Preferred five years of progressive experience as a diagnostic and nuclear medical physicist in an acute care medical facility preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  A strong knowledge of medical physics and how this science is applied to a broad spectrum of imaging modalities. Excellent oral and written communication skills that lead to the effective transfer of knowledge to both healthcare professionals and laypersons. Demonstrated competencies in problem-solving techniques, analytics, and strategic thinking. Working knowledge of computers, electronic medical records, and radiology information systems. Fluency in the guidelines and requirements of various accrediting bodies.

Certificate/License/Registration:  Certified in diagnostic and nuclear medical physics by the American Board of Radiology.  CDPHE approved Registered Medical Physicist (RMP).   All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”

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