We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Medical Physicist to join our growing radiation oncology practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe and accurate delivery of radiation therapy treatments using Elekta and Varian equipment. In addition, they will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and participate in the implementation of the latest treatment techniques. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform routine quality assurance checks on radiation therapy equipment, including linear accelerators, CT simulators, and treatment planning systems.
Develop and implement treatment plans in collaboration with the radiation oncologists and dosimetrists.
Provide technical expertise and support for the safe and effective delivery of radiation therapy treatments.
Participate in the implementation of new treatment techniques and technologies, such as VMAT, SBRT, and adaptive therapy.
Maintain accurate records and documentation of all aspects of the radiation therapy process, including patient treatments, quality assurance checks, and equipment maintenance.
Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, including those set forth by the NRC and state health departments.
Provide education and training to radiation therapy staff on the safe and effective use of radiation therapy equipment and techniques.
Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists, to ensure the highest quality patient care.
Conducts HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy procedures as needed.
Will work with the chief medical physicist to direct the radiation oncology physics program, including the technical direction of medical dosimetrists, therapy equipment service engineers and other physics support staff.
Master's degree or PhD in Medical Physics or a related field.
Board certification or eligibility in therapeutic medical physics from the ABR.
Preferred experience working with Elekta and Varian equipment.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Preferred familiarity with treatment planning systems, such as Eclipse and Monaco.
Understanding of radiation safety principles and regulations.
Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development and training.
This Medical Physicist position will be within our practice that is currently in efforts to expand to a second site. Our main site has a TrueBeam and newly installed Halcyon linear accelerators as well as a Bravos HDR afterloader and GE CT simulator. We are currently treating with a variety of modalities/technologies including electron, 3D, IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, SRS, surface guidance, breath-hold, gated treatments, and HDR. The 2nd site currently has a single Elekta liner accelerator with plans to upgrade the equipment in the near future. This position will have the opportunity to lead that effort under the direction of the Chief Medical Physicist and support staff.
The position is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area (DMV). The DMV is a bustling metropolitan area with access to world-class healthcare facilities, research institutions, and cultural attractions. The area offers a diverse and dynamic community, with opportunities for outdoor recreation, entertainment, and fine dining. The city is home to a number of prestigious universities and research centers, making it an ideal location for professionals in the healthcare and scientific fields.
As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and dedicated group of radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists, all committed to providing the highest quality patient care. Our practice is rapidly growing, offering ample opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
We are committed to creating a supportive and collaborative work environment, where employees are encouraged to share their ideas and contribute to the success of the practice. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as ongoing training and education opportunities.
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.
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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