Inova is growing from a large community based health care system to an academic/research health care system. This includes the new Inova Center for Personalized Health complex and the expanding scope of radiation oncology services which will have a wide range of research, education and patient care service lines that will require additional radiation safety service and diagnostic imaging support. The Radiation Safety Officer is responsible for the enforcement of Federal, State regulations as they pertain to radiation dose to staff and patients and how to keep the dose as low as reasonable achievable. This person is a trained Health Physicist and is accredited by the non-clinical Health Physics Society. Radiation Safety has to be available to respond to the immediate needs of Inova providers for advice and on site response for a radiological issue . This service has to have competencies for management and leadership in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, high energy particle devices, research laboratory practices, radiation disaster management and public relations.
Diagnostic Staff (Health) Physicist is responsible for the annual evaluation of the imaging equipment for the health system but additionally responsible to assist management in the selection/purchase of imaging equipment, the design of radiation shielding, testing of that shielding after construction, acceptance and commissioning of all imaging equipment, patient radiation dose estimates, imaging procedure protocol review, image quality education of all staff (technical and professional) and patients, and imaging expert consultant for all users of these devices. Additionally, the position is responsible (with the assistance of the RSO) in monitoring and directing all users of imaging equipment in obtaining the optimal image at the lowest patient dose. This requires a person have sufficient time and support to accumulate, evaluate and implement imaging protocols in a collaborative process with the imaging professionals and technical staff.
Internal Number: 48904BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.