Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Physicist - Radiosurgery for a Part Time, Variable position.
Provides physics services to the assigned department in accordance with standards of practice and regulatory requirements, to assure the best possible patient care is provided.
- Implements and conducts Quality Assurance [QA] program for 3D conformal, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy [IMRT], Brachytherapy, Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, Gamma Knife, and CyberKnife treatment delivery and related equipment as applicable and required by regulations and accepted standards.
- As required by the manufacturer’s specifications, collects beam data for computerized treatment planning system [TPS], for determining and modeling beam characteristics for new installation of TPS and updates versions as required.
- Calibrates therapy equipment to accurately deliver prescribed radiation dosage.
- In conjunction with the physicians, directs the determination of radiation dose distributions in patients undergoing treatment (i.e., computerized dosimetry planning or direct radiation measurement as applicable to setting).
- Provides quality of performance investigations and documents evidence that imaging equipment used treatment meets applicable standards and regulations of performance and radiation safety as set forth by state .May, compile reports to initiate necessary changes.
- Researches new equipment, developments and techniques, assessing the impact on existing local practice. Then, when deemed appropriate by the institution, helps to implement these practices into the local practice.
- Provides educational services and is an educational resource for the use of radiation in the applicable setting.as determined by the local state regulatory agency and as dictated by the professional community.
- Compiles periodic radiation safety reports and submits them on a timely basis to the radiation safety committee of the institution. Ensures all regulatory requirements are met.
- Ensures patient safety throughout all stages of radiation therapy.
- Establishes and implements secondary dose calculation methods as applicable.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Medical Physics or related field of Physics required.
- Doctoral degree preferred.
- Certification from the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) or the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
- A minimum of two years’ experience as a Medical Physicist.
- A minimum of two years’ experience with IMRT QA and brachy therapy, including but not limited to prostate seed implants and low dose rate [LDR] implants. (See below for Gamma Knife requirement)
- Proficient with Current Treatment Planning Hardware/Software Applications
- Proficient with Current Record/Verify/Imaging Software i.e. Aria/Mosaiq (not applicable to Gamma Knife).
- Demonstrated ability to work closely with other clinicians on the radiation oncology team as well as perform independent work.
REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES
Sacred Heart Medical Center – Gamma Knife:
- A minimum of two years’ experience with stereotactic radiotherapy, ideally with gamma knife specific experience.
RIVERBEND PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
- Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
- Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
- Work requires frequent exposure to toxic materials or hazardous waste.
- Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
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