POSITION SUMMARY: Ensures precise and accurate treatment plans, dosage calculations, performs quality assurance activities related to radiation therapy, provides the standard of practice required by regulatory agencies. Provide back-up dosimetry support.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Protection of the patient and other from potentially harmful or excessive radiation.
Establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry, including production, maintenance and supervision of physics calculations for patient treatments (i.e., weekly chart checks, physics consults, calculations, etc.)
The advancement of procedures necessary to ensure image quality.
Development, implementation and directing of all Quality Assurance (i.e., ACRO accreditation, SHPDA, ACR accreditation, etc.) and supervision of pertinent records.
Provide assistance to other health care professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation.
Radiation equipment acceptance.
Radiation equipment (Initial and Maintenance) calibration.
Radiation equipment maintenance supervision.
Spare parts inventory
Maintenance record keeping
Scheduling of PMIs and repairs
Production, maintenance and supervision of all computer bases operations (i.e., Record and verify system, charge capture system, etc.)
Production, maintenance and supervision of all Computerized Treatment Planning for Brachytherapy and Teletherapy.
Production, maintenance and supervision of all custom treatment devices (i.e., Immobilization devices, bite blocks, head and neck masks, etc.)
Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates policies and procedures for radiation treatment and simulations, radiation safety and quality assurance.
Works collaboratively with medical, technical and administrative staff to ensure the delivery of quality services and to ensure that all applicable regulatory, safety and legal requirements are met.
Communicates with Chief Medical Physicist on a regular basis concerning operational (staffing, equipment), safety, regulatory and other issues with the potential of having adverse effects on operations.
Complies with HIPAA regulations as they apply to job; protects patient confidentiality.
May be required to perform duties of a medical dosimetrist when staffing requires.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other duties/special projects as needed.
Knowledge of computer radiation simulation programs.
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
Knowledge of radiation safety procedures, standards and protocols.
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to train staff and administer patient care.
Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports and procedures.
Skill in developing and maintaining a department quality assurance program and quality control standards.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, physicians, staff, and the public.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to interpret, adapts, and applies guidelines and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively in person, over the phone, in writing and by computer.
Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions. Exposure to radiation, body fluids, communicable diseases, mechanical/electrical units, fumes and dust.
Occasional: kneeling, squatting, twisting body, finger dexterity, reaching at and below shoulder level, lifting and positioning patients; lifting usual weight of 5 to 30 pounds; pushing/pulling 10 pounds; reaching above shoulder level; repetitive arm/hand motions, stopping/bending, gripping of an object.
Varian ARIA 16.1, Eclipse planning system, 2 Varian TrueBeams, Varian RPM gating, OSMS, Varian 21EX, GE LightSpeed CT and a Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT, Varian GammaMed Plus ix HDR, MIM (Maestro and Symphony), BrachyVision
May require evening and weekend hours.
Education/Certification and Licensure:
MS or PhD in Medical Physics or related field.
Board eligible for ABR certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics.
Two (2) years minimum experience in Radiation Therapy Physics.
The Cancer Center of Hawaii is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, arrest and court record, credit history, reproductive health decision, domestic or sexual violence victim status, veteran/military status or any other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws.
Founded in 2009, The Cancer Center of Hawaii is the only free-standing radiation cancer treatment center with two advanced facilities on Oahu: Liliha in Honolulu and Pali Momi in Aiea. Here, cancer treatment services are delivered by experienced and caring cancer specialists who offer guidance and excellence in cancer care. We treat each patient as if they are a part of our own family and offer support, hope and education throughout the process of fighting cancer. Our expert cancer physician team develops tailored treatment plans for each patient based on factors like type of cancer, stage, lifestyle needs and overall health. And our convenient locations ensure patients, their families and loved ones can access outstanding, advanced services close to home.
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