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Diagnostic Medical Physicist - Imaging

Company: Ascension
Location: Wichita
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Diagnostic Medical Physicist

Ascension Via Christi - St. Francis Hospital

Full-Time, Day Shift, 40hrs/week


Now more than ever, our Ascension care teams are all united by a common goal: to provide compassionate, personalized care for all - especially now, when our communities need us most. And as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues and the ongoing impact remains uncertain, we invite heroes like you, to join us as we continue to provide care for our patients and communities without interruption.

Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. We work together to achieve a highly collaborative nursing environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and your patients. We are committed to working together to create change. 

Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Via Christi that we feel set us apart. We offer tuition reimbursement that is available to both part-time and full-time associates in any position. Other reasons to join the Via Christi team include:

  • More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.
  • Opportunity for You to Impact Your Local Community: In the 2019 fiscal year, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. In the last several years, Ascension Via Christi has provided $77 million in community benefit.
  • A Passionate Team: Ascension associates are leaders who follow their heart.  We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.
What You Will Do:

Job Summary:


  • Ensures high quality diagnostic medical imaging and promotes a culture of radiation safety in the clinical use of radioactive materials and medical imaging systems.




  • Performs performance measurements on diagnostic imaging systems located at Ascension Via Christi Hospitals, Inc in Wichita, KS. Equipment tested includes X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography (DBT and SBB), Dexa, Dental and Nuclear Medicine (SPECT and PET).  Testing is performed at frequencies determined by the Coordinator of Medical Physics and Radiation Safety Officer
  • Recommends and justifies new equipment and products for Radiation Safety and Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Performs radiation shielding calculations, reviews radiation shielding design plans, and performs shielding integrity surveys in accordance with State regulations.
  • Serves as the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer
  • Participates as a medical physicist and/or radiation safety officer in the administration of therapeutic radionuclides.
  • Reviews and monitors imaging equipment performance, patient dose trends and quality control results to assure compliance with regulations and standards developed by the State of Kansas Department of Health and Education (KDHE), Equipment Accreditation Bodies and The Joint Commission.
  • Recommends, supervises and modifies radiation safety procedures in areas using radiation producing devices or radioactive materials.
  • Develops educational materials and trains medical and technical staff in radiation safety practices.
  • Monitors quality control measurements for all advanced imaging systems – Mammography, CT, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine and MRI
  • Under direction of the Radiation Safety Officer manages the routine operation of the Personnel dosimetry program.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual summary reports of personnel exposure trends.
  • Assists in the management and testing of Lead Protective Devices in all VCH facilities in the Wichita, KS geographical area.
  • Responds to radiation incidents to assist in facility and patient monitoring and decontamination


Complexity of Work:


  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:


Licensure / Certification / Registration:

Required Credential(s):

  • Medical Physicist credentialed from the American Board of Radiology obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date.


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
  • Prefered: enrollment in and in good standing with a CAMPEP-accredited program (graduate or doctorate in medical physics (DMP). The program director must attest that the candidate has completed or will complete the core courses, as described by CAMPEP, prior to the date of the exam; or graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited program (graduate or doctorate in medical physics (DMP); or completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program and have completed a PhD program at the time of registration; or be enrolled in or have completed a CAMPEP-accredited residency; or be partaking in an ABR-approved Structured Mentorship program.
Why Join Our Team:

For more than 125 years, Ascension Via Christi has been providing caregivers rewarding careers. As the largest provider of health services in Kansas, Ascension Via Christi offers competitive pay and benefits, professional and personal training and development and an innovative work environment. We aim to care for our associates so they can focus on providing compassionate, personalized care to our patients, with special attention to those most in need. If you are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Via Christi is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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