Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually
We have an immediate opening for a full time Medical Physicist at Oncology Hematology Care (OHC) in Cincinnati, OH.
SCOPE: Responsible for the design optimization, technical evaluation, and precise and accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans. Responsible for the safety of patients and staff. May participate in clinical, research and educational duties. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Determines the need for, specifies, and accesses dosimetric and treatment planning equipment including, but not limited to, measurement instruments to calibrate all treatment equipment and monitoring devices, computerized treatment planning systems, computerized water phantom systems with appropriate ionization chambers and diodes, film densitometry systems, etc. -Participates in the specification, selection, and acceptance of radiation-producing machines, accessories, and computerized treatment-planning system. -Supervises arrangements for proper maintenance of radiation treatment equipment. -Periodically evaluates all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age and condition and makes recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence and replacement. -Maintains responsibility for the design and implementation of the aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of the external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and approval of the procedures followed by the radiation therapy staff. -Advises and consults with physicians to provide advice or direction to technical staff when patients are being planned or treated. Develops protocols for performing and checking monitor units calculations to ensure all calculations agree with written prescription. -Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription and review any changes in dose and patient set-up. -Completes, keeps and maintains proper records of all required documentation relating to radiation treatment plans and equipment, QA and calibration records. Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students. -Conducts HDR (high dose rate) and LDR (low dose rate) brachytherapy procedures as needed. May be expected to act as a junior physicist mentor. Familiarity and use of Elekta Linac, HDR, and Monaco TPS. -Directs the radiation oncology physics program, including the technical direction of medical dosimetrists, therapy equipment service engineers and other physics support staff.
Masters degree in medical physics from an accredited four-year college or university.
Minimum three years clinical experience in radiation physics, preferably in a large radiation physics program with multiple sites and brachytherapy services.
Current certification in field by American Board of Radiology, or board eligible / in the process of becoming certified.
Must meet continuing education requirements. Valid state license for radiation physics.
Experience with HDR required. Experience with Elekta Linac and Monaco TPS preferred.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
About US Oncology
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually.
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