M.S. or PhD. in Medical Physics or Radiologic Science.
Completion of the CAMPED accredited residency program is preferred.
Certification in therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology or Radiation Oncology Physics by the American Board of Medical Physics or the Canadian College of Medical Physics.
Must have 3-5 years of experience in clinical medical physics in a hospital setting.
Demonstrates working knowledge of all CT imaging, surface imaging, treatment planning and treatment delivery hardware along with all related and ancillary software applications.
Understands and can perform any and all dosimetry and treatment planning functions on an as needed basis: Image downloading and orientation, contouring, dose calculation, plan uploading, transfer to Mosaiq/Vision and all related tasks.
Demonstrates knowledge and experience necessary to perform all treatment plan checks,approvals and transfer checking on an as needed basis.
Assists the Senior Radiation Physicist/RSO in the application and interpretation of State licenses, including amendment and renewal and in performing routine radiation safety activities such as radiation exposure monitoring badges management and radiation safety training/educations. Serves as an advisor to the Radiation Safety Committee.
Facility and Equipment:
The Radiation Oncology Department currently consists of one Radiation Oncologist, a lead Physicist and another staff Physicist, one Dosimetrist, five FTE therapists, two nurses and other supporting staff. We treat approximately 35-40 patients daily with external beams. The department operates two linear accelerators (Tomotherapy HDA unit and Varian 21iX with 120 MLC and on board imaging (OBI) including MV, kV, and cone beam CT) and treatment planning is performed on ADAC/Philips Enterprise Professional system and two Tomotherapy planning stations. We also perform Brachytherapy permanent prostate seeds (I-125 and Pd-103) implants with VariSeed RTP and BK ultrasound. Additional equipment includes GE Discovery RT590 Simulation CT and Vision RT surface guided radiation treatment system. We currently provide 3DConformed therapy, images guided IMRT treatments, fractionated stereotactic radiosurgeries in addition to the conventional radiation therapy. Currently, the physics section has an array of QA equipment including several ion chambers and electrometers, phantoms, RIT film dosimetry system with Vidar scanner, Wellhofer Blue phantom II, SunNuclear TomoDose, and profiler, RadCal, and other QA equipment.
About Berkshire Medical Center
Berkshire Medical Center is a 302-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital and regional trauma center, and the primary provider of comprehensive health care services for the Berkshire region.
BMC is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, one of the nation’s premier recreational, cultural and resort areas, we are also within driving distance of Boston and New York City.
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