Emory Healthcare Clinical Physicist in Atlanta, Georgia
JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides technical support for MRI scanners for Emory Healthcare System to include development and maintenance of quality control program including ACR testing, staff education, procedure/exam optimization, and protocol development and documentation to ensure delivery of effective and efficient MRI services. Performs other related duties as required. Operates MRI scan equipment as needed. Supports clinicians in developing faster imaging techniques to improve patient throughput. Creates flexibility to scan patients on different machines; facilitates scheduling and minimizes patient waiting time. Improves and optimizes protocols and sequences on the scanners. Provides support to Emory Healthcare in purchasing and upgrading equipment, and equipment moving t decisions related to MRI. Develops programs for and assists with clinical care of patient. Effectively communicates with patients, and other health care team members, including physicians, administrators, and technologists to provide optimum patientcare.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, or related field; PhD preferred. Must have two years experience in clinical MRI environment. Must have knowledge of MRI Physics and Applications. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Must have scanning skills to be able to perform MRI imaging as requested. Ability to write protocols for MRI scans.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
MRI Physicist Requirements
Ideal candidate will assume the role of local MRI expert, serving as a technical liaison between radiologist and technologist. They will work collaboratively with senior MRI clinical scientists on various tasks and projects within the Department of Radiology.
Optimize and troubleshoot clinical sequences and protocols
Maintain, update, and implement standardized MR protocols and documents
Oversee MR image quality, and resolve QC issues from radiologists and technologists
Oversee technologist Weekly QC programs, which includes weekly phantom scanning and visual checklist
Partake in ongoing technologist safety and applications training
Conduct routine ACR compliance testing
Provide technical expertise and support for MR-related projects
Conduct personal or collaborative quality-improvement projects within the department
Document and report important findings to other MR clinical scientists
Monitor new trends and advancements in the MRI field for further investigation and implementation
Minimum Master’s degree in medical physics or other relevant physical science or engineering discipline
Formal coursework in anatomy, physiology, or other related biological science
Experience and knowledge of MRI physical principles, including clinical applications and safety
Experience and knowledge of MR accreditation and compliance testing
Strong communication and time management skills; motivated, flexible and collaborative.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience in a clinical MRI environment, including protocol optimization and quality improvement
Experience and knowledge of GE and Siemens MRI equipment
Familiarity with MR scanning, from patient safety and setup to exam execution
Prior research or project experience in MRI
Experience in computer programming and image post-processing applications
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Division Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department EUH Radiology - Support Svcs
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 17983
Job Category Imaging & Radiology
Standard Hours 40 Hours
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled