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Job Description Summit Cancer Center – Boise is a newly renovated standalone clinic that houses a new Radixact Linear Accelerator, Sensus superficial X-ray machine, and a Toshiba Large Bore Aquilion CT scanner. The site is using ARIA R&V and is entirely paperless. Summit Cancer Center-Boise is part of an affiliated, expanding network of cancer centers in the northwest. The northwestern sister sites are located in Spokane Valley, Washington, and Post Falls, Idaho. We are seeking a board-eligible site-physicist for the Boise location. This position will have lighter demands, and may be full or part-time.
We strive to maintain a patient-centric and friendly environment. Our staff values positivity, good nature, initiative, as well as the ability to learn and adapt quickly. The individual best suited for the position will have the ability to work independently while openly and readily communicating with the rest of the clinical team. The right candidate will feel comfortable taking initiative to troubleshoot technical issues as they arise, and working closely with technical staff within the network and, when necessary, field service, to develop strategies to solve problems. Primary responsibilities will include: Perpetuating and further developing the QA program for the site’s equipment and machinery; collaborative development of a stereotactic program; working closely with the clinical staff to deliver safe and effective treatments, which may also include treatment planning; and collaborating with the northwestern physics staff to maintain well-organized and productive technical service.
Strong written and verbal skills are a necessity. Candidate must possess experience and working knowledge of the operation of modern equipment utilized in radiation therapy. There will be opportunities to perform remote work for the other two centers that utilize a CyberKnife and two TrueBeam linear accelerators within an ARIA environment.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP accredited program is required
Must at least be ABR eligible; however, full certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics by the ABR or ABMP is ideal.
At least two years of clinical experience in radiation therapy, including the calibration of linear accelerators, and clinical dosimetry is strongly preferred
Familiarity with ARIA R&V
Proficiency in the use of computers and programs such as Excel and MS Word
Experience with Tomo and SBRT/SRS is favored
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Summit Cancer Center - Boise
At Summit, we offer all the services and expertise you need to fight cancer — from diagnostic imaging, cancer treatments and clinical trials, to onsite oral chemotherapy and lab services.
Our extensive cancer treatments include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other medical oncology therapies. Summit’s radiation treatment options feature some of the most advanced non-surgical radiation technologies available today, including TrueBeam radiotherapy and CyberKnife radiosurgery.
As part of our commitment to treating the whole person, Summit provides complementary wellness therapies for our patients, including acupuncture, cancer massage and nutrition counseling. These therapies can help improve well-being, reduce stress and optimize cancer treatments.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers,
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Science and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.