Free Standing Clinic, Physician Practice, Physics Practice
Certified Medical Physicist
Radiation Oncology at West Cancer Center
The Certified Medical Physicist ensures the quality of care in the use of radiation producing sources and imaging equipment. Calibrates or guides others in calibration of radiation therapy equipment. Implements quality control procedures for imaging devices. Performs calculations and patient treatment plans, dose verification, and chart checks. Develops and maintains radiation therapy safety procedures in compliance with regulations.
Education/Training & Experience:
Master’s or Doctoral degree in Medical Physics, Radiologic physics, Engineering or a related Physical Science field with strong background in Mathematics.
Minimum of three years of full-time equivalent experience in medical radiation physics.
Current certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics from the American Board of Radiology.
Demonstrates competency in medical physics with the ability to carry out more complex assignments.
Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials, such as technical reports and manuals.
Ability to communicate verbally with Associates, physicians and patients.
Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Consults with the Dosimetrist, Physicist, and Physician in development and maintenance of a quality assurance program for radiation therapy treatment modalities.
Performs routine clinical duties, acceptance testing, and commissioning of new equipment or procedures as it relates to radiation treatment, under the supervision of the Chief Physicist.
Provides technical direction, training, and continuing education to Physicists and Dosimetrists.
Provides assistance to Radiation Oncologists and Medical Physicists in performing HDR and LDR brachytherapy procedures. Plans and performs the procedure as needed.
Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.
Supervision Provided by this Position:
Provides guidance and technical direction to junior physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists.
About West Cancer Center
The West Cancer Center is seeking a Director of Medical Physics.
West Clinic/West Cancer Center is the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research, delivering a complete continuum of care to more than 30,000 individuals each year.
West has solidified itself as the local leader in adult cancer care. Led by the vision of its three co-founders, West Clinic has built a reputation for both clinical excellence and cutting-edge reseach. Today, West Cancer Center is positioned as the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research.
The focus on groundbreaking research and clinical trials provides West Cancer Center patients with the most effective, individualized care possible. It is what sets West apart – and it is why patients from throughout the region and across the country choose West Cancer Center as their trusted partner in their cancer journey.
Learn more about us at www.westcancercenter.org.
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