This position is responsible for conducting an ongoing program for calibration and quality assurance of radiation therapy treatment, simulation, and planning equipment in treatment planning and dosimetry.
Performs calibrations and quality assurance measurements on all treatment and planning equipment according to established guidelines, records and analyzes results of measurements, takes corrective actions as needed and reports results to Lead Physicist.
Gathers, analyzes and periodically reviews data needed for planning and delivering patient treatments, processes data for use on computer, calibrations, or manually, upon approval by the Lead Physicist.
Participates in developing calibration and quality assurance guidelines and schedules.
Assists in maintaining quality assurance, calibration, data acquisition equipment and devices in good condition and current calibration.
Provides direct supervision to dosimetrists and assists in routine checks of patient charts for accuracy and proper documentation according to established guidelines; performs needed make-up treatment calculations.
Assists in the institutional radiation protection program and in maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies as requested by the Radiation Safety Officer, including performing routine surveys, calibrations, checks, tests and maintaining required records according to current license conditions.
Provides direct supervision and assists in the design and fabrication of patient treatment aids.
Performs departmental physics consultation services to outside facilities as directed by the lead physicist.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Maintains a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department and CARTI.
Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.
Master’s Degree in medical or radiological physics or in the physical sciences with an additional one year of post graduate study in medical physics
Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Minimum of one year work experience post completion of a CAMPEP residency program or a minimum of 3 years work experience if a CAMPEP residency program was not completed.
Ability to use, operate, calibrate, collect and analyze data from or with clinical linear accelerators, treatment simulators, treatment planning computers, treatment block fabrication systems, dosimetry and calibration instrumentation and devices, radiation survey and measurement instrumentation and brachytherapy systems.
A working knowledge of dosimetry and calibration instrumentation and devices, and radiation survey and measurement instrumentation.
Ability to acquire dosimetric data and use to commission treatment planning systems; and the ability to generate treatment plans with both high and low energy photon and electron beams Experience with SRS, SBRT, and HDR and LDR special procedures.
A working knowledge of medical linear accelerators and auxiliary systems, such as Record and verify systems.
A working knowledge of modern imaging systems (e.g. CT, MRI and PET) that are directly tied to radiation oncology planning and practice.
Ability to independently develop and implement new procedures and train staff.
Ability to analyze available literature, task group reports etc. to develop these clinical procedures; and then effectively communicate them to clinical staff.
Ability to maintain a collegial and professional relationship with the rest of the physics staff; and carry that same relationship to other CARTI departments.
As a member of CARTI’s radiation oncology department, you will join a team of cancer experts that consists of certified therapeutic medical physicists, medical dosimetrists and radiation oncologists. Together, the radiation oncology team treats nearly 200 patients per day through a network of treatment facilities across Arkansas.
EQUIPMENT AND TREATMENTS
CARTI utilizes state-of-the-art Varian Linacs, Philips Brilliance CT Simulators, Sun Nuclear QA physics equipment, Pinnacle, Eclipse and Oncentra HDR TPS, and Aria record and verify. Typical treatments utilize 3D, IMRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT, IGRT and SGRT. We offer HDR and LDR brachytherapy including Y-90, Lu-177 and Ra-223.
Candidates must be ABR board-eligible or board-certified.
A relocation package is provided, along with CME allowance.
Compensation is competitive with comprehensive benefits.
CARTI has been Arkansas’ cancer specialists since 1976. Our expert medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists and additional medical providers deliver the world’s most advanced forms of cancer care with genuine compassion. Through our network of statewide treatment facilities, we care for more than 25,000 cancer patients each year.Mission: CARTI’s mission is to promote the finest quality cancer treatment and compassionate care and to improve our knowledge through education and research.
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