Responsible for leading all Radiation Oncology Physics services to ensure quality and safety in the delivery of radiation therapy to patients. Provides leadership and supervision to members of the physics, dosimetry, and therapy staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Perform or review independent/redundant check of monitor unit calculations for all fields and/or use alternate verification methods such as film dosimetry, diode dosimetry, ion chamber measurement, MapCheck measurement, etc. as required by CDPHE and as recommend by ACR guidelines.
Provide special physics consultation as requested by the Radiation Oncologist and document in the patient’s medical record as a separate report.
Perform or supervise and review special dosimetry measurements utilizing film, diodes, ion chamber, etc. as requested by the Radiation Oncologist. Document results in patient’s medical record as a separate report.
Assist in pre-implantation preparation. Calculate Brachytherapy Isodose Plans and Calculate Dwell Times or Seed Strengths and review treatment plans with Physician.
Review treatment plans prepared by other personnel for accuracy and reconcile data between treatment plans and record along with verifying the system and imaging system.
Serve as Radiation Safety Officer for Shaw Regional Cancer Center or work closely with Radiation Safety Officer in meeting regulatory requirements associated with radiation use.
Perform annual review of radiation safety program at Shaw Regional Cancer Center, prepare written report, and present to Radiation Safety Committee of Vail Valley.
Maintain records and correspondence pertaining to CDPHE radioactive materials license and registrations of x-ray generating equipment.
Arrange for calibrations and/or intercomparisons of radiation survey meters and radiation dosimetry systems as required by CDPHE. Keep records on file as required by CDPHE.
Supervise quality assurance program for radiation therapy related equipment at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
One to two years of medical physics experience.
Radiation Safety Officer for radioactive materials license by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment preferred.
Board certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics preferred.
About Shaw Cancer Center
While Vail is recognized world-wide for its year-round recreational activities, Vail Health has over 900 employees and is known for being one of the region's largest employers and a cornerstone of our community.
We are home to:
• Howard Head Sports Medicine, the official medical provider to the US Ski & Snowboarding Team and USA Climbing.
• Shaw Cancer Center is the region's only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center
At the base of North America's number one ski mountain, Vail Health has been providing care to the local and surrounding communities since 1965.
• Internationally known orthopaedic and sports therapy practices
• Emergency and trauma services in three convenient locations throughout the Valley
• Highly accredited regional cancer care
• A birthing center that performs an average of 600 deliveries/year
• Elite surgical services
• And more
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