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The Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology is responsible for designing and maintaining the department's quality assurance program related to radiation safety, linear accelerator calibrations and performance, radioactive materials calibration and maintenance, 3-D, IMRT and VMAT treatment planning accuracy and performance, techniques and use of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), protocols, and use of modern anatomic, physiologic and functional imaging, both at the main campus and affiliate departments. In addition, responsibilities include the commissioning, acceptance testing, and protocols for use of new equipment and technical procedures, design and implementation of new treatment and planning methods and protocols, participation and improvement of peer review QA processes, and keeping current on current and future technological developments within the field. This individual must be Board Certified with clinical experience and an interest in helping the department develop academic and research efforts in addition to its high quality clinical program.
The position requires certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics, a PhD in Medical Physics, Physics, Engineering or related field, or an MS in Medical Physics from an AAPM accredited graduate program. You must have analytical and problem solving skills, and clinical training and experience in a variety of radiation oncology techniques. Research background and experience will be helpful and useful.
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