To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The medical physicist shall provide comprehensive medical physics services in a wide range of imaging modalities :
assist with the implementation of quality control and accreditation programs, assist in evaluation of new imaging
modalities under consideration by the institution, perform tasks and address issues related to acceptance testing ,
quality assurance, regulatory standards, accreditation, investigational clinical research and participate in educational
training programs supported by the department as needed.
The appropriate clinical implementation of these complex technologies requires the expertise of a board -certified
diagnostic radiology physicist who will assist with implementing and enforcing the YNHH image optimization and
quality management program in compliance with all state, federal and institutional requirements.
This is a full time Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) with particular emphasis on services provided to the Heart and
Vascular Service line departments across the Yale New Haven Health System. The successful candidate will be an
employee of YNHH Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Department and will report to the chief diagnostic medical
Oversees the diagnostic quality assurance programs for medical imaging in Diagnostic Radiology at YNHH to
ensure the highest image quality and to minimize patient doses associated with imaging processes.
1.1 Conducts, supervises and/or reviews annual QA testing of all diagnostic x-ray equipment to ensure
compliance with imaging and dosimetric standards.
2.1 Participates in the evaluation of new imaging modalities and advises professional and technical staff
on the selection and implementation of these advances into the Hospital's services.
3.1 Assists with training seminars to educate professional, technical, and resident staff in imaging
physics and radiation safety practices.
4. Ensures effective and accurate communication of diagnostic physics and safety information to administration ,
staff, patients, family and the public.
5.1 Counsels patients and family members, as needed, about radiological issues associated with
6.1 Uses NCRP guidance in specifying shielding requirements for new or renovated facilities .
7.1 Ensures electronic displays are calibrated properly to optimize image display.
Ph.D. in medical physics or related specialty. Board certified in diagnostic radiologic physics by the American
Board of Radiology or, in diagnostic imaging physics by the American Board of Medical Physics
Should have 3-5 years of recent full-time experience in clinical diagnostic imaging physics.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of medical imaging, medical physics and dosimetry. Ability to
apply the concepts of all of the above to the diagnostic imaging process and to communicate these concepts to the
diagnostic radiologists and technical staff for implementation. Mathematical and computer skills for imaging science
including data management and picture archiving systems. A thorough knowledge of human anatomy as related to
clinical diagnostic imaging. Ability to interpret and execute relevant in -house and national imaging protocols.
Knowledge of radiation safety and the rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and State
Department of Health. Knowledge of the department's imaging equipment and software programs for imaging and
archiving. Knowledge of departmental/organizational policies and procedures. Interpersonal communication skills .
Organizational skills. Teaching skills. Advanced computer skills.
Job performance routinely evaluated by the Department Director and Chairman. Mistakes can be made in the
selection and commissioning of capital-intensive equipment which can lead to substantial financial loss and missed
market opportunities for the hospital. Inappropriate use of clinical techniques can lead to unnecessary radiation
exposure to patients and possibly suspension of hospital accreditation for mammography etc. Clinical Imaging
Medical Physicist must follow actively on a daily basis in-house quality control policies and procedures in order to
minimize these mistakes and provide state of the art capabilities for clinical imaging with minimal risk from x -rays
and other advanced technologies.
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right
thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),
accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
Analyzes relevant clinical and scientific data and solves complex imaging problems independent of supervision, but
consults with the radiologists as required. Organizes resources for diagnostic imaging and establishes priorities .
Follows HIPAA guidelines. Provides accurate and timely information on current and new imaging technologies to
physicians and staff. Maintains current and accurate records. Performs and supervises ongoing QA. Performs all job
duties and responsibilities in a manner that assures satisfaction of many different types of health professionals in a
complex work environment. Must be capable of critical thinking, and making independent decisions when faced with
non-routine situations and problems sometimes in the operating room with a patient under treatment. Initiates or
actively participates in projects which may include formal teaching, in-service education, improved imaging
techniques or quality assurance which require professional judgment.
Certified in diagnostic medical physics by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics.