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Medical Physicist

King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Enforce all radiation safety practices at the centers including appropriate and safe operation of radiological equipment and handling of radioactive material

  • Perform radiation safety and quality assurance surveys of radiological equipment, as part of a regular periodic safety program, and maintain record of the survey data, and report results to the responsible authority

  • Ensure occupational safety of all radiology staff, other staff and patients who may be exposed to job related or procedure related radiation by carrying out safety rounds in center, ergonomic check, hazardous condition identification, safety check and safe use of Personal Protective Equipment and OVA reporting related to safety

  • Develop and conduct a radiation safety training program for the radiology personnel, coordinate orientation of new staff and refresher upgrade of radiation safety protocols knowledge and skills of radiology staff

  • Act as a Liaison Officer from the Department of FMPHC to coordinate activities with the Chair of Medical Imaging or their representative regarding safety protocols, training and continuous professional development of FMPHC radiology staff and implementation of other radiology related administrative policies

  • Train and coordinate activites with Health Inspectors/Controllers in addition to the radiology staff, in centers where assistance can be sought regarding radiation safety, i.e. in Hazmat management, storage, equipment check etc.

  • Monitors environmental radiation levels that both radiology and other staff are exposed to in the center with the use of radiological equipment and in general areas such as basements and rooms adjacent to radiology

  • Plan and assist in planning radiation safe new buildings and/or modification in existing physican structure coordinate the provision of appropriate medical care for the exposed staff as per safety protocols

  • Coordinate drills and training for the staff in management of possible radiation fallout disaster, and scenarios of possible intake of patients by the center in radiation exposure emergencies

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • MSc in Medical Physics or Radiation Protection from an accredited institution

Experience Required:

  • Minimum two (2) years postgraduate relevant experience in Radiation Protection in Healthcare setting

Special Skills Required:

  • English Language Skills: Essentials

  • Arabic Language Skills:  Preferred

  • Computer skills: Intermediate Level, Essential


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