Medical Physics: Industry, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry
We have an immediate opening for a Medical Physicist to share coverage of the Chancellor Center for Oncology, Evansville Cancer Center, & Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center.This Position is part of a team of 2 additional Physicists & 3 Dosimetrists. Chancellor Center for Oncology & Evansville Cancer Center are ACR accredited & part of the MD Anderson Network. The centers house in total 3 Varian iX, a TrueBeam, a GammaMed iX HDR, & a Nucletron V3 HDR, as well as, have very active SBRT, SRS, & HDR programs in total.
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually.
AREA: Evansville, the largest city in Southern Indiana, is the commercial, cultural, & medical hub for the tri-state area, where over 900,000 people call home. Old National Bank, Shoe Carnival, Accuride, Berry Global, OneMain Financial, & Vectren are headquartered in Evansville, as well as, Mead Johnson’s global operations center. It is also home to Signature School (top 10 high school in the country), University of Evansville (UE), University of Southern Indiana (USI), & a recently added Indiana University School of Medicine campus. A new convention center hotel, connected to the Old National Events Plaza, next to the Ford Center, & near the Victory Theatre, was added in 2017. Along with the entertainment available at these venues, theatre productions at UE, USI, Civic, & nearby New Harmony Theatre are put on seasonally. Evansville is also home to the Otters Baseball, Thunderbolts Hockey, as well as, UE & USI athletic teams. Significant area park & trail development, including beautiful riverfront walks in downtown Newburgh & Evansville, are completed, & new projects underway. Seven area themed museums, as well as, historic sites, including Angel Mounds are found in Evansville. Of the many area festivals & events, the most notable are The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, one of the largest street festivals in the nation with over 130 food booths, the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival (Henderson, KY), one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, & the Frog Follies, put on by Evansville Iron Street Rod Club, averaging over 4000 street hotrods each year, as well as being the largest pre-1949 street rod event anywhere in the world. Cost of living is more than 10% less & real estate more than 20% less than the national average. Evansville is less than 2 hours from Louisville, Ky; 3 hours from Indianapolis, IN; 3 hours from St. Louis, MO; & 2.5 hours from Nashville, TN.
SCOPE: Responsible for the design optimization, technical evaluation, as well as, precise & accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans. Responsible for the safety of patients & staff. May participate in clinical, research & educational duties. Supports & adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics & Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: -Conducts HDR, SBRT, & SRS procedures. -Participates in periodic evaluations & QA of all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age & condition, as well as, makes recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence & replacement. -Participates in arrangements for proper maintenance of radiation treatment equipment. -Participates in the design & implementation of the quality management program that involve the use of the external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review of the procedures followed by the radiation therapy staff. - Familiarity & use of record & verify systems such as ARIA. Performs weekly physics chart checks following department protocols. -Advises & consults with physicians, as well as, direction to technical staff when patients are being planned or treated. Follows protocols for performing treatment plan, MU calculation, & EMR documentation creation, review, & approval to ensure all agree with written directive & the plan is safely deliverable. -Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription & review any changes in dose & patient set-up. -Completes, keeps & maintains proper records of all required documentation relating to radiation treatment plans, equipment QA, & calibration records. Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff & radiation therapy students. -Assists in determining the need for, specifies, & accesses dosimetric & treatment planning equipment including, but not limited to, measurement instruments to calibrate all treatment equipment & monitoring devices, computerized treatment planning systems, computerized water phantom systems with appropriate ionization chambers & diodes, film densitometry systems, etc. -Participates in the specification, selection, acceptance, commissioning, & validation of radiation-producing machines, accessories, & computerized treatment-planning system.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Physics or Medical Physics from an accredited college or university. Minimum three to five years experience in clinical radiation physics. Although Certification (ABR or ABMP) is desired, at minimum, must be Board Eligible & upon attaining Certification maintain continuing education requirements outlined by American College of Radiology.
Internal Number: P028394
About US Oncology
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually.
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