Staff Medical Physicist - FT - Days - Radiation Therapy - INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
- Location: Oklahoma City, OK
- Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Provides medical physics services within the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma and all Metro Radiation Oncology Departments. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. Incumbents in this position may be required to float to other INTEGRIS locations.
INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The core group of physics staff will support all sites. Area will be assigned. Staff will rotate to the different sites schedule to be determined by Lead physicists.
* Calibrates all radiation therapy equipment and radioactive sources and is proficient in assessing radiation measuring equipment and planning treatment
* Performs quality control tests of radiation beam characteristics and mechanical characteristics of all therapy machines
* Measures, analyzes and enters data used for treatment planning computer and tests new versions of software
* Performs acceptance testing and commissioning of new equipment
* Determines shielding design requirements for new facilities
* Checks accuracy/appropriateness of computerized patient treatment plans in consultation with the physicians to achieve optimal care including external beam, prostate seed implants, intravascular brachytherapy, IMRT with MLC, and 3-D treatment planning
* Performs patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations and assists in fabrication of needed ancillary treatment aides
* Performs regulatory correspondence and ensures compliance with all local, state and federal agencies promulgating regulations affecting radiation devices and sources and radiological physics services
* Performs weekly patient chart checks to verify accuracy.
* Insures compliance with all local, state and federal agencies promulgating regulations affecting radiation devices and sources and radiological physics services.
Reports to Lead Physicist for quality guidelines and order sets. Administratively reports to site lead and ultimately the Director of Radiation Oncology.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
Exposed to ionizing radiation, body wastes and fluids, infections and contagious diseases. Exposed to electrical/mechanical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily related injury due to lifting and incidents of workplace violence. Exposed to constant interruptions, noise, disagreeable odors and assorted chemicals, cerobend by-products from custom blocks. Hazards can be minimal if proper precautions are utilized. Long irregular hours.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
* Master's Degree in Medical Physics or related field with three years of clinical medical physics experience, board certified or eligible with a current knowledge of Regulatory and Review Agencies.
- Full Time