Swedish Medical Center Jr. Radiation Physicist in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Shared Services is looking for an Jr. Radiation Physicist (1.0 FTE,Days) in Accreditation And Safety at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA

A non-supervisory position in the Diagnostic Physics and Radiation

Safety Office responsible for providing diagnostic physics and radiation safety

support to Swedish Health Services operations involving diagnostic imaging and

radioactive materials usage under the broad scope radioactive materials


In this position you will:

  • Support the Radiation Safety Program with thecompliance of the radioactive material license program according to hospital,local, regional, state, and national standards.

  • Under the supervision of the Director,Radiation Safety or the Medical Health Physicist, perform radiation surveymeter calibrations in accordance with established standards, the requirementsof the Swedish Radioactive Materials License, state and federal regulations andmanufacturer recommendations.

  • Under the supervision of the Director,Radiation Safety or the Medical Health Physicist, develop, design and presenteducation for patient care staff regarding radiation safety, and diagnosticmedical physics.

  • Support the radiation safety committeemeetings, as well as the facility incident and accident meetings or otherpertinent meetings, which pertain to radiation safety.

  • Under the supervision of the Director,Radiation Safety or the Medical Health Physicist, support and perform annualUltrasound system physics evaluations in accordance with ACR and AmericanInstitute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) requirements.

  • Under the supervision of the Director,Radiation Safety or the Medical Health Physicist, support and perform annualphysics evaluations for radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging system inaccordance with the requirements in Washington Administrative Code (WAC)246-225, 21 CFR 1030 and other relevant standards.

  • Perform periodic quarterly audits, dosecalibrator quarterly and annual performance tests, well counter and thyroiduptake probe performance tests, sealed source inventory and leak test analysisas required by WAC regulations and the radioactive materials license.

  • Serve as a system resource to address radiationsafety and diagnostic physics issues.

  • Provide radiation safety training as needed tostaff and providers as directed by the Director, Radiation Safety or theMedical Health Physicist.

  • Under the supervision of the Director,Radiation Safety or the Medical Health Physicist administer the radiationdosimetry program, including but not limited to adding and deleting staff,contacting users regarding timely dosimetry returns, reviewing automaticreadings from the electronic dosimetry system, receiving and distributingdosimetry, reviewing radiation dosimetry reports, drafting ALARA reports,performing ALARA investigations, reporting dosimetry results to the radiationsafety committee and other related duties as assigned

  • Perform and draft reports related to patientradiation doses from medical diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine exams.

  • Perform and draft reports for medical radiationshielding evaluations for construction, accreditation and as required by WACregulations to insure radiation doses to staff and members of the public areALARA.

  • Perform and draft reports for both routine andarea specific radiation area surveys, perform survey sample analysis and draftsurvey reports as required by WAC regulations and license conditions.

  • Perform and draft reports for patient chartaudits in support of Quality Manage Program requirements and as require forradiation dose and radiation outlier investigation.

  • As requested by the Director Radiation Safetyand Medical Health Physicist, draft policies and procedures related toradiation safety and diagnostic physics.

  • Ship and receive radioactive sources inaccordance with the requirements in 49 CFR Part 173, updating and maintain thesealed source inventory in according with the requirement in the radioactivematerials license.

  • Perform and draft reports related to quarterlydocumentation audits of the nuclear medicine program, radiation therapyprogram, and other licensed activities in accordance with WAC 246-240requirements, licensing conditions and Swedish policies.

  • Assist the Director Radiation Safety and theMedical Health Physicist with the performance of periodic annual physicsevaluations for CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET, Mammography and StereotacticBiopsy Systems.

  • Develop a working knowledge of relevant stateand federal regulatory standards including but not limited to 10 CFR Parts 19,20, 35 and 71, 21 CFR Part 1020, 1030, 21 CFR Part 900, 49 CFR Part 173 and WAC246-200 through WAC 246-254 (Radiation), and other relevant ionzing andnon-ionizing radiation regulations and standards.

  • Develop a working knowledge and understandingof AAPM TG reports as they relate to Ultrasound, Radiographic and FluoroscopicXrays and other modalities and areas related to medical health physics anddiagnostic imaging physics deemed appropriate by the Director Radiation Safetyand Medical Health Physicist.

  • Support and assist with the maintenance of theRadiation Safety Department web page and Accreditation and Safety Web page.

  • Fulfill other duties as assigned in support ofthe Radiation Safety, Diagnostic Medical Physics and Accreditation and SafetyProgram.


Required qualifications for this position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, health physics,medical physics, nuclear engineering, or biomedical engineering.

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license isrequired within six months of employment.

  • Possession of the minimum (or greater) autoinsurance coverage as mandated by the State of Washington also required.

  • Within 5 years of initial employment,satisfactorily complete registration as a Registered Radiation ProtectionTechnologist by passing the examination administered by the National Registryof Radiation Protection Technologist or pass Part I of the Certified HealthPhysicist examination administered by the American Board of Health Physics..

About Swedish SharedServices:

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in

the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently

includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new

Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of

primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty

clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by

centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources,

Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Radiation Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 206695