Ensures that diagnostic x-ray equipment satisfy regulatory safety requirements and performs periodic quality control testing ensuring that both patient and practitioner receive the minimum of radiation required for a successful examination.
Develops new quality assurance procedures as required.
Evaluates the test/performance results.
Measures, reports and maintains equipment performance records as required by statute.
Monitors and reports deterioration or trends in equipment performance and initiate prompt corrective action and/or preventive measures when necessary.
Performs acceptance testing on every new diagnostic imaging system or major equipment system component prior to routine service.
Performs periodic quality assurance/control tests, surveys and acceptance tests on imaging devices as well as direct digital and computed radiography systems.
Performs the required tests to confirm the defective equipment was repaired and restored to acceptable levels of performance.
Periodically evaluates all apparatus for continued utility, appropriateness, reliability, age, and condition, and makes recommendations on a practical life span, obsolescence and replacement of the apparatus and major components.
Prepares and supports WCM-New York Presbyterian Hospital and/ or designated area of responsibility for NYC and NYS DOH inspections and JCAHO evaluations.
Remains current with technical developments, standards of practice, and regulatory requirements and enhances professional growth.
Must have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the discipline and has substantial latitude for action or decision in the performance of the job responsibilities. Judgment is required to modify techniques/procedures to achieve expected results. Must be familiar with pertinent NYC, NYS and federal regulations. Must be able to interface with all levels of hospital staff and possess good oral and written communication skills. A minimum of six years of experience performing independent diagnostic imaging quality assurance in a large university hospital setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be competent in the use of computers including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and email internet programs.
Capable of working independently and as a team member to develop and implement programs with EHS and HP staff and WCM departments.
Strong working knowledge of position requirements and demonstrated ability to organize, track, and prioritize work responsibilities and regulatory deadlines.
Must be able to read and interpret instrument readings.
Highly service oriented with good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including the ability to develop and deliver concise documentation, presentations and trainings.
Ability to act decisively when responding to emergency situations.
Ability to organize and lead effective meetings.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess MQSA certification from the FDA, Board Certification by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Imaging Physics preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
This position requires the ability to maneuver freely throughout the complex and to transport radiation detection devices and shields. Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed.
This position requires controlled exposure to radioactive materials, patients and radiation producing equipment. Occasional controlled contact with chemical and biological agents. *
Must be reachable and accessible for emergencies during work and off-hours via phone and email.
Maintains a flexible and forward-thinking approach to the way work is done.
Maintains a team-oriented approach and possesses the ability to cultivate positive and collegial workplace relationships.
Demonstrates integrity and ethics at all times.
Appreciates and understands the connection between individual goals, departmental goals and the organizational mission.
Approaches our job knowing that there are internal and external customers whose expectations we strive to exceed.
Understands the need to be responsible for our own outcomes and takes pride in delivering the best possible work product.
Possesses excellent work-related skills and the ability to apply them, while continually seeking ways to improve.
Possesses the ability to facilitate the flow of information through effective written and oral communication.
About Weill Cornell Medicine
Large university hospital in a metropolitan setting.
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