Provides medical physics support to the Department of Radiation Oncology including treatment planning, equipment calibrations, QC and QA measurements, patient dosimetry and new procedure development. Provides medical physics support to conventional radiation therapy as well as the Gamma Knife, HDR, IORT, and other advanced treatment modalities. Demonstrates competence in all treatment modalities offered. Provides consultation services to the physician staff on medical physics issues. Works with Chief Physicist to maintain compliance with applicable state and federal radiation regulations. Interfaces with information services and demonstrates a clear understanding and knowledge of computer applications and systems related to Radiation Therapy. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance, and conduct. Supports the radiation oncology/gamma knife mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge includes the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs radiation safety surveys, radioactive material surveys, and radioactive material inventories. Consults with physicians on special dosimetry needs, special treatment devices, unique patient treatment plans, and all medical physics issues.
Performs patient radiation dosimetry measurements as requested by physicians.
Troubleshoots and reports malfunctioning equipment and performs minor repairs on equipment.
Takes responsibility for follow-up with manufacturer and service personnel.
Supervises the treatment planning and radiation delivery process in consultation with physicians.
In consultation with the chief physicist provides guidance and consultation for the dosimetry section.
Participates in the treatment planning, preparation, insertion, and removal of radioactive materials during brachytherapy procedures for low dose and high dose rate procedures.
Provides medical physics support to the Gamma Knife if qualified.
Consults with industry vendors and suppliers concerning updates, upgrades and clinical usage of equipment.
Provides medical physics support to other hospital departments as assigned.
Maintains current and complete records of all regulatory compliance tests, surveys, calibrations, and documentation.
Performs radiation safety surveys and radioactive material surveys and inventories.
Provides training and instruction in radiation safety procedures as assigned or as needed for new technologies or staff.
Manages assigned projects, workload, and area of responsibility autonomously.
Prioritize and organize workload effectively to meet established objectives and deadlines.
Accommodates changes in workload within the department through flexibility and adaptability.
Prioritizes clinical coverage and adjusts work hours to accommodate.
Projects: Goals/Program Development (20%)
Completes assigned projects in a timely manner.
Takes the initiative to organize and develop new projects and process improvements.
Consults with the chief physicist, department medical director, and department manager in the development of department policies, procedures, strategic planning, and new technologies.
Develops new treatment techniques and implements new treatment approaches and technologies.
Prepares documentation, procedures and support materials.
Calculates shielding requirements, works with manufacturers on installation and acceptance testing of new equipment.
Provides current education programs and lectures on radiation issues, new technologies, new procedures and radiation safety issues for Hoag staff, community groups and conferences.
Provides technical reports, statistical and patient data as requested.
Works with Hoag IS in the maintenance of existing computer systems and the installation and development of new technologies.
Participates in departmental quality improvement activities.
Participates in the training of new employees and offers guidance, assistance, and direction to less experienced personnel.
Clinical Care: Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Minimum of Master’s Degree in Medical Physics or closely related field. 5+ years of post-training experience in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics.
Ph.D. in Medical Physics preferred or closely related field, 10+ years post-training experience
Skills or Other Qualifications:
Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of medical physics instrumentation.
Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions.
MUST be a team player
Experience with MR and CT QA and the following software: MOSAIQ, Mobius/DoseLab, Sun Nuclear QA systems, Elekta linacs and HDR system, Tomotherapy, RayStation, XOFT, and Gamma Knife.
Experience with ViewRay is a plus.
License and Certifications:
Board Certified (ABR or ABMP)
Position reports to Chief Physicist
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a non-profit faith-based organization located in Orange County and is rated as the number one hospital in Orange County. We have almost 7,000 employees between both of our medical centers and health centers spread throughout the county.
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