Medical Physics: Health Physics/Radiation Safety, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry
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Background: We are looking for the right candidate to join us in the build and opening of a brand new radiation oncology facility. This site will have state of the art equipment, including a Varian True Beam Linear Accelerator operating on ARIA & ECLIPSE in a Varian Full Scale Environment. This position has substantial growth and leadership opportunities.
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.
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 record and verifying systems such as Varis and IMPAC.
Directs the radiation oncology physics program, including the technical direction of medical dosimetrists, therapy equipment service engineers and other physics support staff.
Master's degree in Physics or Medical Physics from an accredited college or university. Minimum three to five years experience in clinical radiation physics. Must maintain certification and continuing education requirements outlined by American College of Radiology. Current certification in field by American Board of Radiology or Board of Medical Physics. Must obtain and maintain certification and valid state license for medical physics as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to utilize components of the treatment-planning computer including but not limited to the use of keyboards, digitizers, trackball and mouse controls. Must be able to stand for 8 hours; lift 40 pound block to shoulder level; have sufficient visual acuity to distinguish structures and isodose displays on computer monitor.
Additionally, must be able to align treatment field and monitor patient during radiation therapy treatment.
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.
Dedicated to providing the most advanced cancer care available anywhere in an atmosphere of caring compassion.
About:Maryland Oncology Hematology is the largest independent Medical Oncology and Hematology group in Maryland with 38 physicians practicing in 9 locations across central Maryland.
Maryland Oncology Hematology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks focused on advancing cancer care in America. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Maryland Oncology Hematology is united with approximately 1,000 physicians and 10,000 cancer professionals nationwide. Maryland Oncology Hematology participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has helped to develop FDA approved cancer therapies.
Maryland Oncology Hematology is now looking for a physicist for a brand new state of the art Radiation Oncology practice in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The practice will have brand new equipment, including a Varian True Beam Linear Accelerator operating on ARIA & ECLIPSE in a Varian Full Scale Environment. This position also has growth and leadership potential for the right candidate.
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