Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry
The Medical Physicist performs the general medical physics duties pertaining to operating a radiotherapy clinic. This includes complex treatment planning, patient positioning, radiation protection, machine and patient specific quality assurance in close collaboration with therapists, physicians and dosimetrists. The Medical Physicist will also work closely with partner photon radiotherapy providers and will participate in the acceptance testing and commissioning of the proton therapy equipment. The Medical Physicists are primarily responsible for the patient specific and general QA aspects of the treatment processes and the equipment.
RESPONSIBILITIES • At the direction of the Director, Medical Physics participates in the commissioning and acceptance testing of all proton therapy equipment, according to industry standards, all federal state and local regulations governing said commissioning and doing so to meet ProCure deadline for completion. • Performs daily calibrations for all therapy equipment as assigned. • Is proficient using radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning computers, and Record and Verify system. • Adheres to all Medical Physics QA procedures and policies. • Participates in Lean process with center team to ensure quality, efficient and effective production of treatment plans and integrated work flow throughout the patient treatment process. • Works with the Center Billing Manager to improve processes and produce documentation required during account / appeal processes. • Ensures a robust Physics component of Mosaiq, the Mosaiq EMR and utilizes quality check list for intra and inter ProCure department(s) communication. • Performs quality control tests of proton beam characteristics and mechanical characteristics of all proton therapy equipment. • Advises on issues related to patient setups and clinical proton delivery processes on treatment floor • Measures, analyzes and enters data used for treatment planning computer software and tests new versions of software. • Performs patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations and assists in the selection and specifications of any complex beam devices required to protect critical structures. • Proactively participates in the development, transitioning, and maintenance of paperless processes • Performs weekly patient chart checks, as assigned, to verify accuracy. • Assists the Center’s Radiation Safety Officer in performing functions and reporting (annual, adverse incidents, etc) required by partner hospital, local state and federal agencies. • Participates in the training of all new Physics staff; assists in training of Dosimetrists as requested by the Director, Medical Physics. • Participates in research and development projects as approved by the Director, Medical Physics • Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Ability to work as part of an integrated care and process team. Strong interpersonal skills. • Ability to manage time and prioritize work flow. • Technical problem solving. • Superior customer (co workers, partner hospitals physicians, patients, vendors) service skills and focus. • Provide excellent care for all patients, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or religion. • Ability to work flexible hours as needed. • Ability to travel for educational / training purposes. • Excellent computer skills including experience with Oncology OIS, treatment planning systems (Mosaiq, XIO, velocity and Raystation preferred) • Teaching and coaching skills.
EDUCATION/DEGREE • Minimum Master’s Degree in Medical Physics and successful completion of a CAMPEP approved residency or equivalent
About ProCure Proton Therapy Center
ProCure Proton Therapy Center is located in Somerset, NJ. We are one of the nations leading Proton Therapy Centers. ProCure is looking for passionate, motivated people who want to join a fast-growing company that delivers proton therapy to patients in need of radiation treatment.
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