Diagnostic Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer

Munson Medical Center
Traverse City, MI



Day shift

40 hrs




Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiological Physics and approval by the State of Michigan for mammography.  Both of these are required by law for mammography.  Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiological Physics is required for accreditation by the ACR for CT, Mammography and other modalities.


A minimum of a Masters Degree in Physics, Medical Physics, or closely related discipline recognized by the American Board of Radiology.  (These are also required for eligibility for board certification.)  This position also requires a significant amount of experience, so a minimum of 15 years experience is required.


A high level of communication, writing, computer and mathematical skills, as well as the ability to exercise independent judgment are required for this job.  In addition, the job requires people skills for interacting with patients, physicians, technologists, internal and external support staff, and state and federal regulatory staff.




Under the general supervision of the Director of Radiology & Chair of Radiation Safety.  Works collaboratively with Physicians, Clinicians, Ancillary and Administration to meet the needs of the hospital.




Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:


     Neonatal (birth-1 mo)                                  Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)


     Infant (1 mo-1 yr)                                                     Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)


     Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs)                        Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)


     Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs)                     Geriatric (65 yrs & above)


     Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs)                 X    All ages (birth & above)


     No direct clinical contact with patients




  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.


  1. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.


  1. Promotes personal and patient safety.


  1. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.


  1. Equipment Evaluation and Testing: Evaluates all imaging equipment to maximize image quality, insure patient safety and comply with the requirements of regulatory and accrediting bodies on the state and federal level such as the MDCH, FDA, JCAHO, ACR and others. 


  1. Works with service personnel to assure and facilitate repairs.


  1. Participates and provides oversight of physics instruction for residency education and the school of radiologic technology is mandated by accrediting agencies.  In addition, the physicist is involved with ongoing education of the physicians and staff in technology, safety, compliance, and quality assurance.


  1. Provides oversight of existing quality assurance programs (many of which are required by law), development of quality assurance initiatives, and the resolution of issues which might result in sub-optimal diagnostic outcome.


  1. Stays abreast of developments in imaging in order to facilitate the introduction of innovative technology into the department. 


  1. Develops strategies for the utilization of innovative technology.  Initiation, participation and guidance in research projects which may include medical staff and residents.


  1. Represents Munson on State and National Committees drafting new regulations and guidance documents affecting the department.  Attendance and participation at professional conferences to represent the hospital, maintain technological expertise and network with other physicists.


  1. Responsible for radiological safety in conjunction with the use, handling, and storage of radioactive materials in a program licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or Agreement State.


  1. Ensure that all licensed activities are carried out in compliance with the requirements of the license and the applicable rules and regulations.


  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.