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The core responsibilities of a Medical Physicist are quality checking all the treatment plans for the patients to be treated in the clinic. The Radiation Oncology clinic currently is treating an average of 90-95 patients as day, at two sites, all of which need a plan carefully reviewed by a physicist. Physicists are also responsible for all the quality and safety checks on the linear accelerators used to deliver radiation treatment; we have 5. We also do a variety of special treatment procedures including high dose rate brachytherapy, low dose brachytherapy prostate seed implantation, and low dose rate brachytherapy eye plaque treatment. Each of these requires not only quality and safety checks by a physicist, but also their personal supervision of the lengthy procedures. We currently only have 4 physicists on staff and this is creating a large workload for each of them, increasing plan check time, making special projects and research very difficult to complete and potentially increasing the chance of error in quality and safety checking due to added workload.
This position is full time, 40 hours per week, with operating hours of Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.
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This position provides physics services by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population.
Verifies proper operation and safety of all machines and sources producing radiation in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.
Performs measurements or other evaluations as necessary to ensure accurate dose delivery for treatments. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.
Provides support and assistance in delivery of all radiation therapy treatments, including advanced specialized therapies. Assists in or performs computer treatment planning as needed. Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new therapies and protocols. Serves as a physics services resource for all staff.
Assists in staff continuing education on appropriate medical physics and radiation safety procedures as needed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.
Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Ensures all radiation safety standards and regulatory requirements are met.
Participates in regular quality assurance reviews. Ensures proper documentation is recorded and maintained.
Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to the Medical Physics practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.
Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department by performing other duties as assigned. May hire, train, conduct performance reviews, and direct the workflow for the department staff.
Masters Degree or PH.D. in Medical Physics or other related discipline is required.
Current certification from the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and licensure by the state of practice where required. Experience with procedures in the specific department required. BLS certification.
Must possess knowledge in medical physics including regulations governing the use of radiation in medicine, advanced computer skills, advanced treatment planning, and quality control procedures. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.
Internal Number: 259939
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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.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers,
and computing professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS
Science and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.