Participates in the commissioning and acceptance testing of all proton therapy equipment, according to industry standards, all federal state and local regulations governing said commissioning and doing so to meet ProCure deadline for completion.
Performs daily calibrations for all therapy equipment and radioactive sources as assigned.
Is proficient using radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning computers, and Record and Verify system.
Adheres to all Medical Physics QA procedures and policies.
Participates in Lean process with center team to ensure quality, efficient and effective production of treatment plans and integrated work flow throughout the patient treatment process.
Maintains a current knowledge of proper physics coding and documentation, assists in training new Physics staff member(s) (physicists and physics support staff) on same.
Works with the Center Billing Manager to improve processes and produce documentation required during account / appeal processes.
Ensures a robust Physics component of Mosaiq, the Mosaiq EMR and utilizes quality check list for intra and inter ProCure department(s) communication.
Performs quality control tests of proton beam characteristics and mechanical characteristics of all proton therapy equipment.
Measures, analyzes and enters data used for treatment planning computer software and tests new versions of software as directed by the Vice President of Operations & Dosimetry Manager.
Checks accuracy/appropriateness of computerized patient treatment plans performed by dosimetry staff and works in consultation with the physicians to achieve optimal care.
Performs and /or assists dosimetry staff with patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations and assists in the selection and specifications of any complex beam devices required to protect critical structures.
Proactively participates in the development, transitioning, and maintenance of paperless processes
Performs weekly patient chart checks, as assigned, to verify accuracy.
Assists the Center’s Radiation Safety Officer in performing functions and reporting (annual, adverse incidents, etc) required by partner hospital, local state and federal agencies.
Establishes and / or maintains radiation monitoring safety badges and reporting.
Serves as a physics representative, as assigned, on the Center’s Quality Assurance Committee.
Performs activities relating to treatment planning for dual modality (photon/proton) patients.
Participates in the at-center training of all new Physics staff; assists in at-center training of Dosimetrists as requested by the Vice President of Operations & Dosimetry Manager.