GENERAL SUMMARY: Develops radiotherapy treatment and assures quality of those treatments and the machines delivering the treatments.
CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:
It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to abide by and promote the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy.
CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT:
It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to comply with Mercy’s mission, values, standards of conduct, policies, procedures and related practices (e.g. Dress Code, Time and Attendance, and other policies).
HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE:
Security Access: High “Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the Mercy Medical Center Security Policies as it applies to their job role.”
Development and specifications for radiotherapy treatment and simulation equipment.
Development of procedures for acceptance testing and continuing evaluation of radiotherapy and simulation equipment.
Calibration and characterization of radiation from therapeutic sources and machines and their physical properties and arrangements.
Provision of documentation that radiotherapy and simulation equipment and sources meet accreditation and regulatory compliance requirements.
Specification, acceptance testing, management and supervision of computer systems and associated data bases used for treatment planning and calculation of treatment times or monitor units.
Implementation and management of dosimetric and beam delivery aspects of external beam and Brach therapy irradiation.
Provision of consultation to physicians in assuring accurate delivery of prescribed radiation dose to specific patient sand associated risk.
Development and management of Quality Control program.
Development/evaluation of radiation safety program, including written procedures for the protection of patients, workers, and the public.
Protective shielding design and radiation safety surveys.
Collecting treatment machine data required for patient dose calculations, entering such data into the treatment-planning computer.
Acceptance testing of new radiation therapy equipment.
Review of patient charts on a weekly basis.
Assist dosimetrists in preparing computer treatment plans.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Master of Science degree in Medical Physics as well as Board Certification is required.
Excellent command of the English language is required.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within in three (3) months of hire.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: (Constant = 67-100% of workday, Frequent = 34-66% of workday, Occasional = 33% or less of workday)
Sitting: at a desk performing chart reviews and dose calculations.
Standing and walking: required calibrating machines and collecting machine data.
Lifting: Up to 50 pounds.
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
VISUAL ACUITY REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to resolve 0.5mm variations in both normal and low light conditions.
Must be an independent, self-motivated individual.
A high degree of 3-dimensional visualization and problem solving ability is required.
Standard medical and nursing equipment and special equipment found in the assigned area.
Employees in this job classification have been identified as having the likelihood of occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, therefore, are included in the OSHA Exposure Control Plan with all it’s specifications for preventing contact with the above materials.
The worker is subject to electrical, radiant energy, and processor chemistry hazards.
Reports to Director.
ACR accredited facility that covers 2 radiation oncology clinics in the Des Moines metro area as well as a third clinic in Creston, Iowa for monthly QA and as needed assistance. The Des Moines metro clinics house 4 Varian Linear Accelerators (TrueBeam, Trilogy, IX, and 2100 EX) as well as a CyberKnife treatment machine. The downtown facility utilizes a Nucletron HDR V3 digital unity used mostly for GYN cases. Both facilities house Philips CT Simulators and utilize an Eclipse planning system and Mosaiq record and verify. The facility employs 6 physicians, 5 physicists, 6.5 dosimetrists, 16 therapists, 7 nurses, and ancillary office staff. The two Des Moines clinics treat roughly 90-100 patients per day with another 10-15 patients being treated at the Creston location.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on years of experience and education level.
Internal Number: 2017-R0136562
About Mercy Medcial Center Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines is a not-for-profit Catholic hospital located in Des Moines, Iowa. Mercy Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 and is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines. Mercy is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN), a partnership of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Trinity Health. Mercy is one of the largest employers in the state of Iowa with more than 7,100 employees, and 800 physicians and allied health associates. In addition to 656-bed acute care facility, Mercy also hosts an ACGME-accredited residency programs in internal medicine, family medicine and general surgery.
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