OUR QUALITY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN CARE, AND IN CAREER SATISFACTION.
Become part of a team where quality makes the difference in the lives of patients, clients, and members, as well as the professionals who serve them. Join us at Centegra Health System, a family of highly respected hospitals and health and fitness centers in attractive locations throughout McHenry County, Illinois. Our innovative organization offers state-of-the-art facilities, top-end technologies, and exceptional opportunities to advance. Consider this promising role:
MEDICAL PHYSICIST Sage Cancer Center, McHenry, Illinois
The professional we select for this role will provide quality control, regulatory and JCAHO compliance testing of therapeutic radiation therapy equipment in the Sage Cancer Center. This individual will perform technical assistance in the development of treatment plans for patients undergoing radiation therapy; monitor patients; and maintain established policies, procedures, objectives, quality measurement, and safety standards. Providing scientific support to medical staff regarding the accurate, effective, and safe diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, this person will perform research involving new techniques in clinical developments and services and train/update Sage Cancer Center associates in all aspects of physics applied to medicine. Additional responsibilities include the following:
Planning radiation treatments and performing calculations for cancer patients using a wide range of equipment to aid in clinical diagnosis, treatment, physiological treatment, and bioengineering.
Identifying the treatment, planning, and monitoring of radiation doses to be given to the selected treatment area and minimizing the dose elsewhere.
Ensuring accurate measurement of radiation output from sources employed in cancer therapy.
Calibrating the thermoluminescent and other dosimeter and reading/making reports.
Supervising the technical aspects of dosimetrist and therapist activities.
Investigating equipment performance, designing radiation installations including calculation and design of shielding for treatment vaults, and performing acceptance testing on new equipment.
Organizing, monitoring, and documenting quality control practices for diagnostic and therapeutic radiological equipment to ensure compliance.
Implementing controls for medical radiation hazards by performing safety checks and ensuring that safety procedures are followed.
Developing and writing specifications for diagnostic and therapeutic radiological equipment.
Serving as a resource for physicians, dosimetrists and therapists in the development of new methods of testing equipment.
Maintaining accountability for radiation safety, including surveys, the radiation badge-monitoring program, and participation on the Radiation Safety Committee.
Consulting with radiation oncologists, dosimetrists and therapists; providing instruction on treatment planning practices; and assisting in the development of new treatment techniques.
Maintaining required records, reports, and files; and collecting related statistics.
Consulting on and participating in high-dose and low-dose brachytherapy planning and treatments.
Master's degree in physics, radiological physics, medical physics, or a related specialty.
Two or more years of experience under the active supervision of a qualified physicist in an appropriate sub-specialty, including a radiation oncology or radiology department.
Passage of the American Board of Radiology Part 1, and part 2 Exam of Initial Certification for Therapeutic Medical Physicists within one year of hire.
Passage of the American Board of Radiology Part 3 (oral) exam for Therapeutic Medical Physicists within six years of hire.
Working knowledge of the use and function of all radiological equipment required to perform related responsibilities.
Demonstrated proficiency with computers and applications required to fulfill professional responsibilities.
Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of patients and department functions.
A high degree of accuracy and exactitude in measuring and estimating the amount of radiation received by patients and associates.
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