The Department of Radiology at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC-SOM) seek a clinical/academic diagnostic imaging medical physicist.
The dynamic and energetic candidate must have a record of clinical and academic accomplishments, superb interpersonal skills, be board certified (in either ABR, ABMP, or ABSNM), or board eligible, and must hold a PhD degree. Academic appointments will be through the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.
Children’s Mercy and UMKC have experienced tremendous growth in the past ten years. The medical physicist will be involved in clinical support, compliance, accreditation, and quality improvement programs in all modalities, as well as resident and technologist education while growing the quality improvement and research base across the hospital system.
Our rapidly growing Radiology Department at Children's Mercy is comprised of 23 radiologists, one fellow-in-training, over thirty residents, and a large ancillary staff who provide high-quality care to our patients, offer excellent education and training, and advance our understanding of diagnostic imaging science through research. The medical physicist will report to both the Chair of Radiology (faculty) as well the Director of Professional Services (administrative).
The hospital has three major imaging centers in the KC metro area (Missouri and Kansas), and currently uses 4 MRIs, 5 CTs, 3 PET and SPECT cameras, 4 IR, 1 EOS, 1 CBCT, and several dozen radiographic units scattered across 8 imaging locations. We have obtained accreditation by the American College of Radiology in all areas of imaging technology.
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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute has started construction on a new 9 story research building that will include wet and dry labs. Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district. Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career.