Provides physics services related to the planning and delivery of therapeutic radiation treatment in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription. Provides technical leadership including clinical set-up expertise to radiation oncologists, dosimetrists and therapists. Performs quality assurance checks according to state requirements and industry standards for all department equipment. Ensures proper functioning of the linear accelerator on a daily basis.
Core Job Responsibilities
Department specific workflows are applicable when necessary based on location.
Provide clinical physics support to the Department of Radiation Oncology, including oversight of dosimetrists in treatment planning processes and therapists in technical aspects of treatment.
Provide Radiation Oncologists with special physics consultations and advise physicians on special treatment procedures and clinical treatment setups.
Ensure calibration and functionality of treatment systems in accordance to national standards and recommendations, a requirement of the RTOG for placement of patients on clinical trials.
Assist physicians with Brachytherapy Implants and perform Brachytherapy Planning and treatment oversight.
Conduct/oversee continuing medical physics support to patients under treatment, to include weekly chart reviews assessment of treatment delivery, and chart closures.
Develop and review treatment procedures. Maintain operating procedures to reduce system downtime and verify the constancy of treatment delivery systems.
Work with the System Radiation Safety Officer to perform equipment calibrations/quality assurance to conform in technique and frequency with DHEC regulations and professional practice guidelines.
Provide expertise in assessment and acquisition of new technologies.
Provide expertise in protocol assessment for research. Participate in protocol implementation.
Provide requisite credentialing support for external protocols, such as RTOG.
Provide clinical instruction to radiation therapy staff, research staff, navigator, and oncology nurses in matters of radiation therapy.
Provide assistance to the Director of Radiation Oncology department in regards to ACR certification and required ACR quality initiatives.
Other duties as assigned
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