Assists the chief medical physicist with any tasks deemed appropriate relative to the technical aspects of the Cancer Treatment Center; performs treatment planning, quality assurance, brachytherapy, radiopharmaceutical treatment, and manages dosimetry; provides training on department equipment.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
- Assist the chief medical physicist in the performance of the quality assurance program in the department.
- Assist the chief medical physicist in commissioning new equipment and new treatment technique in the department.
- Supervises mechanical aspects of the radiation equipment.
- Perform stereotactic radiosurgery procedure including treatment planning.
- Participates in planning and directing technical aspects related to radiation treatment.
- Oversee treatment planning for external beam treatments and brachytherapy.
- Performs prostate seed implants and radiopharmaceutical treatment procedures such as I-131 and Ra-223.
- Trains staff in use of and maintain awareness of new equipment, procedures, devices, and techniques.
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
ABR or ABMP certified or board eligible therapeutic medical physicist with a M.S. or Ph.D. from a CAMPEP accredited medical physics program or medical physics residency. Experience in cranial stereotactic radiosurgery planning and treatment. Experience in BrainLab ExacTrac and Frameless SRS system is a plus. Must have adequate knowledge of equipment and mechanical aspects of radiation therapy department. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. at least 5% of an 8-hour day. Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull, and carry certain objects with good coordination over a period of time. Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.