Compass Oncology, the largest privately-owned Cancer Care and Research Center in the Pacific Northwest, is looking for a Medical Physicist to join their facility in Tigard, OR. The third Radiation Oncology site in our practice, the West Cancer Center will use a Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator for all treatments. The patient flow is estimated to be between 25-35 patients per day, and you will be working with a our 5 Radiation Oncologists. Our other two Radiation Oncology sites – the Rose Quarter and Vancouver clinics – each have a Linear Accelerator (Elektra) as well as HDR offered at our Rose Quarter Clinic.
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Employment Type: Full Time, 1.0 FTE (Exempt) Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location: Tigard, OR
JOB 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.
Must be able to work independently as well as within the collaborative care team and interdepartmental providers.
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.
Oversees and is responsible for maintaining all required documentation relating to radiation treatment plans and equipment.
Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students.
Responsible for implementation and performance of all quality assurance and all physics related and patient treatment plans for site brachytherapy programs.
Assumes leadership role in geographic areas of responsibility for new technology development at the site levels.
Participates in peer leadership roles, including, but not limited to one or more of the following: Corporate sub-committees, Junior Physicist mentorship, publications or presentations, AAPM Chapter activates.
Participates in management of Medical Physicist staff in geographic area of responsibility. May be expected to provide support at other US Oncology practices.
Direct the radiation oncology physics program, including the technical direction of medical dosimetrists, therapy equipment service engineers and other physics support staff.
Experience and Education:
Post-doctoral degree in Physics from an accredited college or university.
Minimum three to five (3-5) years’ experience in radiation physics.
Experience with Truebeam and SBRT strongly preferred
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.
Must maintain certification and continuing education requirements outlined by American College of Radiology.
Additional Salary Information: Pay DOE - Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs, and MORE!
Internal Number: P031085
About Compass Oncology
The Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, gynecologic, medical, and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!
As a member of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 75 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with five clinical offices located throughout the metro area.
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