FELLOWSHIP TRAINED RADIOLOGIST, BODY DIVISION, CTI DIVISION - KECK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF USC
November 19, 2020
The Department of Radiology at Keck School of Medicine of USC is recruiting a full-time, fellowship-trained radiologist to join the Cardiothoracic Section within the Body Imaging Division. The candidate will be given a faculty appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level commensurate with their experience/qualifications. Applicants must be ABR board-certified or board eligible.
The cardiothoracic section is composed of six faculty members with a variety of expertise. The section has strong relationships with the various clinical divisions at the Keck Medical Center of USC, including Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, and Radiation Oncology.
The Department seeks individuals with a variety of skills and experience. The applicant should have experience in conventional radiography, CT, MR, and thoracic interventional procedures. CT and MR imaging includes cardiac and vascular imaging. Thoracic interventions include transthoracic biopsies, microcoil localizations, and drainage catheter placements, as well as lung ablations for those with interest/expertise. In addition, the department has an active, grant-funded, lung cancer screening program. The faculty member will work at the Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles County USC (LAC+USC) Medical Center, and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A major strength of the position is the rich clinical experience derived from the tremendous variety in pathology and patient population throughout all the sites, which are conveniently located on a single medical campus adjacent to downtown Los Angeles. There are extensive opportunities for research and other scholarly activities, both within the department and with other departments. The department has a dedicated research division with ancillary support for preparing and submitting grants and IRBs. Significant teaching opportunities are available with a large training program of 42 residents and 15 fellows. State-of-the-art equipment includes a Toshiba Aquilion One CT scanner, Toshiba 64-slice CT scanners, Phillips 64-slice CT scanner, GE 3T MRI, and Siemens 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners. Fuji Synapse PACS workstations are employed throughout the department, and Vitrea 3-D workstations are also present at all sites for advanced post-processing.
USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
DIRECTOR OF DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY (ORANGE COUNTY) – CITY OF HOPE
November 12, 2020
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
In partnership with senior faculty leaders, the Director, Diagnostic Radiology serves as the senior operations and administrative lead for Diagnostic Radiology in all Orange County locations. Is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for operational and administrative activities in the following areas: strategic planning, resource management, finance, human resources enterprise communications, and directing and the overall operations of Diagnostic Radiology. Ensures compliance with patient care and quality standards relating to care delivered across the department. Ensures compliance with legal and regulatory standards. Coordinates and facilitates care across locations and department. Represents Diagnostic Radiology on interdepartmental teams as assigned. Leads change initiatives within the department based on strategic goals and patient care initiatives.
Serves as a member of the senior clinical operations leadership team for Orange County as well as a member of the City of Hope Diagnostic Radiology leadership group.
Annual performance evaluations will be developed and conducted jointly by both SVP Operations and the (MD).
Operational planning, budgeting, managing to budget, ensuring patient safety and maintaining regulatory compliance (BRH, JC, DHS and others) for Diagnostic Radiology. Ensures that the areas within his/her span of control are meeting and/or exceeding external benchmarks for performance. Provides leadership to direct reports, adhering to goals and directives. Ensures that the principals of patient and family centered care are incorporated into operations and seeks opportunities to bring the voice of the patient into service. Serves as the primary contact for leaders of new programs at all City of Hope Orange County locations.
Develops new programs/services development from an operational perspective.
Oversees technical and clinical practice development.
Implements enterprise-wide clinical initiatives and ensures their success.
Interprets and acts upon changes in regulatory standards, community standards, and COH clinical practice policies.
Develops and gains approval for annual budget. Manages to budget and to strategic goals and objectives. Implements corrective action when necessary.
Establishes, monitors and addresses need for improvement in key performance indicators.
Ensures compliance with patient care quality and regulatory standards.
Maintains knowledge of, observes, and enforces safety measures in patient care.
Facilitates patient flow communication and problem solving.
Develops processes to ensure timely communication to stakeholders about the status of projects being planned or implemented.
Participates in the development of the capital plan for Diagnostic Radiology.
Develops and implements mechanisms to forecast, prepare and manage annual operational budgets including volume, revenue, expense and margin projections.
Works with a wide variety of internal and external contacts to ensure efficient operations, assuming overall accountability.
In collaboration with the SVPs, Operations and faculty leaders, develops and implements strategic plans within areas of responsibility.
Identifies, creates and implements mitigation plans for risk areas within Diagnostic Radiology operations.
Establishes and ensures that targets for improvement in patient services, productivity, and cost management are met.
Supports, counsels, develops and evaluates direct reports.
Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional development to keep current in the latest healthcare trends and developments.
Continuously monitors staffing levels and adjusts as appropriate to meet various clinical care and financial objectives.
Ensures that staff are trained and competent.
Establishes and ensures the adequacy of staffing models.
Establishes strong collaborative relationships with teams across the enterprise.
Provides a high standard of customer service to administration, physicians, and representatives of external organizations, as well as enterprise work teams.
Practices excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with multidisciplinary teams including physicians, administration and other staff.
Implements change in a positive, sensitive and forward-thinking manner.
Basic Education, Experience and Skills Required for Consideration
Must have a Master’s Degree in Science, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or a related healthcare field.
Must have at least 10 years of overall healthcare experience.
At least 5 years of diagnostic radiology experience
At least 3 years of administration experience in a hospital imaging department
At least 5 years in a leadership capacity.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification, Radiography section.
Advanced imaging certification (CT, MR, CNMT, RDMS)
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
Experience in an Academic or NCI designated cancer center (Epic as electronic health record)
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
POSTDOC FELLOW NEEDED - CITY OF HOPE
November 10, 2020
Postdoctoral position for Data Science in Radiology Position Summary The Data Scientist in this role will query and analyze complex datasets to discover insights to apply to an evolving cancer care delivery environment. The Data Scientist will use data mining, statistics, and machine learning to understand relationships and patterns in radiomics and clinical data and build predictive models.
Key Responsibilities include:
• Provide key subject matter expertise and leadership in advancing the use of AI technologies in precision medicine and clinical decision support
• Provide mentorship and guidance to more junior staff, such as PhD students
• Query large datasets from multiple systems
• Build machine learning models or use existing models for analysis of data
• Interpret the reasonability of the model
• Design and implement pilots for validation and optimization of models in real time
• Produce technical documentation, visualizations, and presentations
• Lead complex projects with multiple work streams and adhere to timelines
• Complete individual or collaborative projects independently
• Collaborate with clinicians, IT specialists, and administrative leaders
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
• PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, engineering, statistics, mathematics, physics, or fields related to data science with 0+ years of experience as a data scientist Preferred
• Experience with image analysis
• Experience with radiomics
• Experience with radiology
• Familiarity with a health care environment and EHR data
• Familiarity with HIPAA compliance
• Familiarity with genomics and medical imaging data
• Time series analysis
• Natural Language Processing (NLP)
• Cloud services platforms like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
• Awareness of the most recent trends and developments in the Data Science / Machine Learning fields
• Data analytics expert with measurable track record within industry or academic environment, developing and successfully implementing statistical and machine learning models for data mining, classification, prediction, and clustering
• Experience with relational databases and SQL queries, including building a database
• Must be knowledgeable in at least one scientific computing language, such as Python (e.g., pandas, scikit-learn, genism, seaborn, tensorflow), R (e.g., caret, dplyr, ggplot2), and Matlab
• Solid experience in machine learning (RandomForest, XGBoost/LightGBM, etc.) and deep learning (CNN, RNN, LSTM, etc.) techniques
About City of Hope:
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment. City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced.
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.