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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Division of Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology seeks a strong candidate to fill the position of Director of Dosimetry. Reporting to the Chief of 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. Under general direction by, and with assistance from, the Executive Administrative Director, the incumbent also has administrative oversight of the group, including performance management, recruitment, and HR matters.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Actively participates in treatment planning load to (a) maintain technical skillset and (b) to satisfy clinical job responsibility.
Provides technical oversight to dosimetry team to ensure competencies and performance meets established department, hospital, AAMD, ACR, etc standards.
Oversees the patient-intake process for both photon and proton clinics, working with physicians and therapists.
Develops new policies and procedures related to treatment planning and documentation in compliance with ACR requirements, with training plans / SOPs as necessary
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
Works with physics in coordinating quality assurances of treatment planning activities, ie plan checking, chart check, etc
Organizes dosimetrists to participate in research projects and preparation of presentations and publications as opportunities arise
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
Participates in network development opportunities as requested
The individual must have a thorough understanding of 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.
Superb leadership and management skills
Strong creative/innovation and collaboration skills to assist in leading the department into the future
Board certification in American Board of Radiology for therapeutic physics (preferred) OR Certified Medical Dosimetry (CMD) certification by the MDCB or equivalency is required.
A Ph.D. or Master’s degree is required.
At least 10 years of professional working experience with 5 of those years working in radiation oncology department.
At least 5 years of direct treatment planning experience required.
Experience in proton radiotherapy and proton treatment planning is strongly preferred.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
The individual will supervise a group of 20+ radiotherapy treatment planners, including two managers.
Experience supervising a team preferred but not required.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
The individual will participate in budget planning and management as related to treatment planning needs.
The Department of Radiation Oncology 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.
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.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
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