Mon-Fri 1st shift with occasional weekend or PM work depending on schedules.
- Maintains all aspects of the quality assurance (QA) program.
- Calibrates various therapy machines, measures instruments against national standards, and measures therapy beam data for treatment planning purposes. Leads and facilitates the troubleshooting process, works collaboratively with Medical Engineers. Operates and performs quality assurance (QA) on equipment as required.
- Performs and oversees commissioning and acceptance testing for therapies and accessories.
- Collaborates with other staff to develop and maintain a QA program for departmental treatment modalities and imaging devices.
- Tracks and monitors data or parameters directly affecting patient dose. Verifies algorithms used in pertinent dose calculations. Enters and validates data in treatment planning systems. Performs data collection and provides benchmark information for Institute, National and International protocols.
- Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulating and accrediting bodies.
- Assists with designing and modifying radiotherapy treatment rooms to incorporate radiation protection standards required by national protocols.
- Makes recommendations regarding acquisition and implementation for major equipment and supportive technology
- Oversees department radiation safety and data management.
HDR/LDR/SBRT Program Responsibilities:
- Ensure compliance for all aspects of high dose radiation (HDR), low dose radiation (LDR) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).
- Performs radiation surveys of patients exposed to radioactive sources; regularly performs radiation surveys of treatment rooms.
- Works with Physicians to gather data, analyze outcomes and develop new processes and protocols.
- Develops, implements, and oversees the department radiation safety policies.
- Consults with Radiation Oncologists and Physicians on target delineation, modeling and treatment planning.
- Develops and implements new techniques for treatment delivery.
- Provides education lectures to staff therapists and associated allied staff and provides mandatory radiation safety training.
- Assists with accreditation process and radiation safety committee as assigned. Assists in the development of a new competency or assists in completion of competencies for other staff.
Licenses & Certifications
Medical Physicist certification issued by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP), or
Medical Physicist (CMP-ABR) certification issued by The American Board of Radiology (ABR), or
Medical Physicist (CMP-CCPM) certification issued by The Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM).
Master's Degree in Medical Physics or related field.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 3 years of experience in in a Medical Physicist Oncology position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Advanced knowledge of acceptance testing, commissioning and calibration of Varian Truebeam linacs, CT scanners and Varian HDR after loader. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients and their families. Proficient problem solving abilities.