This position is responsible for performing daily and routine quality assurance and clinical activities including, but not limited to, treatment plan second checks, weekly physics chart checks, monthly and annual LINAC QA, IMRT QA, performing brachytherapy procedures for HDR, and radiosurgery treatment planning. This individual will also work closely with the Dosimetrists to ensure patients receive quality treatment plans.
Radiation Oncology staff currently consists of 2 Dosimetrists, 2 Physicists, 4 Nurses, 11 Therapists and 6 office staff. Three Physicians provide rotating service to the three locations currently operated by the hospital. Equipment includes a Varian Clinac IX, Varian TrueBeam, 2 Siemens Oncors, Nucletron HDR GE Large Bore CT Simulation, ARIA EMR, Eclipse Treatment Planning, Aria EMR and Wellhofer scanning system.
The successful candidate is expected to be a quick learner, able to communicate effectively with all team members, and be willing to solve problems as they arise. Job duties include but are not limited to:
Calibrates all therapeutic equipment as required by state and/or federal regulatory agencies.
Performs leak-tests and inventories sealed sources as required.
Supervises/performs the application of specific methods of dosimetry for special clinical problems.
Obtains routine or specialized dosimetry information or physical parameters for the treatment units and computers.
Performs specialized applications of brachytherapy sources and procedures, dose calculations, and area surveys as required for brachytherapy procedures.
Coordinates communications with regulatory agencies and advises supervisory personnel on matters of radiation safety and regulatory compliance.
Manages licenses and licensure procedures, recommends required training for staff, and oversees personnel monitoring.
Evaluates and recommends equipment for purchase and the evaluation and implementation of service contract in conjunction with Bio Medical Engineering.
Develops an ongoing Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement physics program for the company including: chart review, peer review, machine calibration documentation, and mico-dosimetry calculations.
Provides physics expertise in constructing research proposals and conducting research projects.
Three years of broad clinical experience in therapeutic physics preferred. Experience in working with regulatory agencies and in the function of hospital radiation safety practices is highly essential. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Master’s degree in Medical or Health Physics. Board Certification in medical or health physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and/or the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) is desirable. Board-eligible or certification in Diagnostic and/or Therapeutic Medical Physics is desirable.
SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Computer and basic computer programming. Calibration and QI monitoring of all applicable equipment.
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