Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry, Medical Physics: Radiological Physics - General
The Division of Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a strong candidate to fill the position of Director of Dosimetry. Reporting to the Director of Clinical Physics, the individual will have technical and clinical management of the dosimetry group and be responsible for providing strategic direction for treatment planning activities to support radiotherapy services throughout the department. Working collaboratively with the Sr Manager for Physics Administration, the incumbent also participates in administrative oversight of the group, including performance management, recruitment, and HR matters.
The principle duties and responsibilities of the position are as follows:
1) Actively participates in treatment planning load to maintain technical skillset
2) Provides technical oversight to dosimetry team to ensure competencies and performance meets established department, hospital, AAMD, ACR, etc standards
3) Oversees the patient-intake process for both photon and proton clinics, working with physicians and therapists.
4) Develops new policies and procedures related to treatment planning and documentation in compliance with ACR requirements, with training plans / SOPs as necessary
5) Leads the development, validation and upgrade of treatment planning software and works with other clinical physicists as needed for implementing, development and improvement of treatment techniques
6) Works with physics in coordinating quality assurances of treatment planning activities, ie plan checking, chart check, etc
7) Organizes dosimetrists to participate in research projects and preparation of presentations and publications as opportunities arise
8) Working with Sr Manager for Physics Administration, and with support from dosimetry managers, responsible for HR elements related to managing dosimetry group:
Responsible for recruitment and hiring of new staff and administering corrective action when necessary
Manages staff scheduling, workload assignments and payroll records
Ensures timely completion of performance evaluations for team
Ensure adequate new staff training as well as on ongoing trainings are completed to ensure competencies
Ensures adequate coverage and technical supervision of dosimetrist stationed at satellite facilities
Mentors, supports, develops staff so they can perform at their highest level
Engages in network development activities, as needed
9) Participates in network development opportunities as requested
The individual must have a thorough understanding with all aspects of radiotherapy treatment techniques and modalities. The individual must be fluent in planning for radiotherapy treatment by external (photon, proton and electron) beams. Fluency in the use of MGH systems is expected within a year.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting.
Board certification in American Board of Radiology for therapeutic physics is required.
A Ph.D. or M.S degree in physics or related science or equivalency is required.
At least 10 years of professional working experience with 5 of those years working in radiation oncology department. At least 2 years of direct treatment planning experience required. Experience in proton radiotherapy and proton treatment planning is strongly preferred.
The individual will supervise a group of 20+ radiotherapy treatment planners, including two managers. Experience supervising a team preferred.
The individual will participate in budget planning and management as related to treatment planning needs.
For further questions regarding this position, please contact Thomas Bortfeld, PhD, Division Chief Radiation Biophysics, email@example.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Internal Number: 3061513
About Massachusetts General Hospital
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital is an internationally recognized academic unit within the MGH, the largest and oldest teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School. There are strong clinical programs in image guided radiotherapy, proton radiotherapy, IMRT and stereotactic radiosurgery. Current equipment includes 8 linear accelerators for external beam radiotherapy on main campus and at 2 community-based locations, one IORT linac, HDR machine, and a proton facility with two gantries and a fixed horizontal treatment beam. Approximately 2500 patients per year are treated in the Department. We are committed to delivering the most advanced and compassionate care, pushing the boundaries of medicine, educating the next generation of care providers and researchers, and making a difference in the health of the communities we serve – locally and around the world.
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