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Northwest Community Healthcare currently has a full-time opportunity available for a Medical Physicist/Radiation Safety Officer to join the highly qualified physics staff. Successful applicant will become the radiation safety officer of the organization and will be primarily responsible for all diagnostic radiology physics and the radiation safety officer functions and share some of the medical physics responsibilities in radiation oncology.
The applicant must be qualified to be a radiation safety officer in Illinois per IEMA guidelines and qualified to perform all required calibrations and QA tests of all diagnostic equipment. The facility is equipped with a variety of standard diagnostic equipment such as CT, PET, MRI, ultrasound, R/F units, mammo, gamma cameras, etc. All PET, CT, mammography units and gamma cameras are ACR accredited and require periodic ACR mandated calibrations and comply with all applicable MQSA guidelines.
The ACR-accredited Radiation Oncology department is equipped with two linear accelerators (Elekta Infinity & Varian 21EX), CyberKnife, VariSource HDR, Philips 4D CT simulator, RayStation RaySearch, MultiPlan, Brachyvision, Variseed, Mosaiq EMR & RadCalc. Shared responsibilities in radiation oncology include: analyzing treatment and alternative treatment plan approaches; providing medical physics consultations to the radiation oncologists, supervising medical dosimetry treatment planning functions, review/evaluate the quality of treatment plans, and perform periodic linac QA and calibration.
The successful applicant will join the physics team consisting of two medical physicists and three medical dosimetrists. Applicants must have at least 3 years of clinical experience as a medical physicist/radiation safety officer and must be certified by or eligible to take the American Board of Radiology board in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. Individuals with the necessary credentials are encouraged to apply online at: www.nch.org/careers
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Science and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.