Mercyhealth Radiation Oncology is seeking an experienced medical physicist with strong clinical skills to join a dynamic clinical, patient-centered, and team-oriented department. The responsibilities will include providing physics oversight for the clinical radiation therapy services of state-of-the-art programs, including IMRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT and IGRT. Our system includes three linear accelerators, including two Elekta Versa HD’s, RayStation planning and Mosaiq.
Responsible for providing leadership for Mercyhealth Physics services. Oversees the operations of clinical medical physics services that are provided at the Janesville Cancer Center (WI) and provides supervision of the physicist at the Rockford Cancer Center (IL). Oversees all aspects of the radiation therapy physics consistent with the mission and goals of the center, including clinical medical physics support, equipment calibration and commissioning, maintaining of appropriate quality assurance for equipment and treatment delivery, compliance with radiation safety, licensing issues and other pertinent regulatory requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides leadership and expertise of physics services across the system
Leads members of the physics and dosimetry staff, and takes a lead role in program, facility and technology development.
Assists radiation oncologists with treatment planning and assure accuracy of simulation and treatment delivery working with medical dosimetrists and radiation therapists
Experienced in radiation-producing equipment installation, acceptance, calibration, and commissioning.
Assures the accurate delivery of treatment plans, making certain that all required quality checks and monitors, inspections, maintenance, calibrations and verifications are performed, and assures compliance with all applicable federal and state, radiation regulations and accreditation/practice standards.
Performs the daily duties of a clinical medical physicist and participates in clinical physics projects and medical physics professional activities including continuing education and maintenance of certification.
Follows all health care privacy and safety rules and adheres to Mercyhealth Core
American Board of Radiology Therapeutic Physics certification
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
PhD in Medical Physics 5 years Medical Physicist experience
Mercyhealth is a regional health system with seven hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations throughout 50 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities.
Every day, our 8,000+ employee partners and 850+ employed physician partners take our brand expression—A passion for making lives better—to heart. Our providers, nurses and partners are committed to working together to make lives better for our patients and their families. Touching lives invigorates, inspires and drives us to do our very best, and we continuously look for ways to make every life better.
As an integrated health care provider, we provide exceptional, coordinated health care that spans four core service divisions: hospital-based services, clinic-based services, post-acute care and retail services, and a wholly owned insurance company. These four core service divisions make up our comprehensive, vertically integrated delivery system, and integrated delivery is what makes Mercyhealth unique in serving the full range of health care needs for our patients.
Mercyhealth offers over 125 specialty and subspecialty services, including orthopedic surgery, prehospital emer...gency services and training, neurosurgery, heart and vascular services, cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery and much more. When time is of the essence, our trauma centers are equipped with the latest technology and highly trained staff to provide immediate, life-saving care.
We are a leader in obstetric, neonatal and pediatric services. Our new state-of-the-art Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, which opened in January 2019, is home to northern Illinois’ only state-designated Children’s Hospital, as well as a Regional Perinatal Center. In addition, more than 55 pediatric and neonatal doctors provide the highest level of care in the region in our 52-bed neonatal intensive care unit, Small Baby Unit, and pediatric intensive care unit. Mercyhealth is one of only 10 Pediatric Critical Care Centers and one of six Level II Pediatric Critical Care Centers in in Illinois.
Our hospitals include:
•Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, Rockford, IL
•Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, Rockford, IL
•Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville, WI
•Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Harvard, Harvard, IL
•Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth, Lake Geneva, WI
•Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
To further enhance our pediatric services, Mercyhealth formed a comprehensive partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to bring super subspecialty pediatric care—for both inpatient hospital and outpatient clinic services—to Rockford.
Mercyhealth strive to provide health care close to home for residents throughout our service area. We have four dozen community clinics located throughout seven northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties. To find a clinic near you, click here.
Post-acute care and retail services:
Mercyhealth offers a variety of post-acute care and retail services, including home health, hospice and medical equipment and supplies. Learn more here.
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AAPM Career Services has listings for medical physics jobs in specialized disciplines like radiation oncology, radiological physics, diagnostic imaging, dosimetry, health physics, radiation safety, nuclear medicine, and imaging. Find a job here in industry as a certified medical physicist, chief physicist, or clinical physicist, or as an instructor, assistant or associate professor faculty member in medical physics.
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