Medical Physicist Cancer Care Institute Full Time


  • Location: Rapid City, SD
  • Posted: Jan 20, 2020

Job Description


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Job Category

Diagnostics

Department

CCI Radiation Therapy

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Day (United States of America)

Employee Type

Regular

Job Summary

The Medical Physicist is responsible for the safe and proper operation, calculations, and administration of the linear accelerator, radioactive materials, simulator, and other medical equipment within the radiation therapy department: therapeutic applications of X-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons and radiation from sealed radionuclide sources; equipment associated with their production, use, measurement and evaluation; quality images resulting from their production and use.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Advises physicians, radiation therapists, and the dosimetrist of equipment problems after notification or its discovery; Provides leadership in technical and radiation matters to the oncology staff. Instructs radiation therapy staff and other paramedical personnel about developments in safety regulations, procedures, standards and thinking relating to the areas of radiation protection.
Attends and participates in scheduled Team Meetings to keep current on intra and inter departmental concerns, problems, solutions, and to disseminate information back to division personnel in a timely manner following each meeting.
Consults with equipment vendors and provides advice regarding appropriate and economical acquisition of technical equipment for the radiation therapy program.
Coordinates and promotes quality assurance activities and its importance with the oncology physicians and staff; Executes quality assurance activities which will meet or exceed requirements of JCAHO.
Performs daily clinical tasks pertaining to chart checks, initial plan checks, patient specific quality assurance, or other special procedures as needed.
Documents patient and equipment activities accurately, completely, and in a timely manner according to the American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM) protocol standards.
Ensures compliance of radiation therapy activities with all state and federal laws and regulations and demonstrates application of theoretical knowledge to radiation therapy.
Helps to integrate and implement new technology and software.
All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:

Education - Master's degree or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or related field

Experience - ABR certification or finished residency program

Preferred:

Experience - ABR certification or accredited residency program graduation; Strong experience on HDR and LDR;

Education - Ph.D. degree in medical physics or related field

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Make a difference. Every day.

Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Employment Type


  • Full time

Regional Health

353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: (605) 755-5510

Fax: (605) 755-5510

Web: https://regionalhealth.org/

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