Medical Physicist Job Description Sample
NATURE AND SCOPE OF POSITION
The Medical physicists provides quality control, regulatory and JCAHO compliance testing of all therapeutic radiation therapy equipment in the Cancer Center. The medical physicist provides technical assistance in the development of treatment plans for patients undergoing radiation therapy; monitors patients, maintains established policies, procedures, objectives, quality measurement, and safety.
Provides scientific support to medical staff in accurate, effective and safe diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The medical physicist does research involving new techniques in clinical developments and services. Trains and updates Cancer Center Associates in all aspects of physics applied to medicine.
Plans radiation treatments and performs dose calculations for cancer patients using a wide range of scientific equipment to aid clinical diagnosis, treatment, physiological measurement and bioengineering. Techniques used include ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, ultrasound, lasers, magnetic resonance, electronics and acoustics. Responsible for identifying the treatment, planning and monitoring radiation dose to be given to the selected treatment area and minimizing the dose elsewhere.
Ensures accurate measurement of radiation output from sources employed in cancer therapy.
Calibrates the thermoluminescent and other dosimeter; reads and makes reports.
Supervises technical aspects of dosimetrist's and therapist's activities.
Investigates equipment performance, designs radiation installations including calculation and design of shielding for treatment vaults, and performs acceptance testing on new equipment.
Organizes, monitors, and documents quality control practices on diagnostic and therapeutic radiological equipment to ensure compliance with all codes.
Implements controls for medical radiation hazards by performing safety checks and ensuring that safety procedures are followed in all areas in which radiographic equipment is utilized.
Develops and writes specifications for diagnostic and therapeutic radiological equipment and serves as a resource for physicians, dosimetrists and therapists in developing new methods of testing equipment.
Radiation safety responsibilities include surveys, the radiation badge monitoring program, and participation in Radiation Safety Committee.
Consults with Radiation Oncologists, dosimetrists and therapists, provides instruction in treatment planning practices, and assists in the development of new treatment techniques.
Maintains required records, reports, files and collects related statistics.
Consults and participates in the high dose and low dose brachytherapy planning and treatments provided to patients.
Participates in the provision of educational offerings to Cancer Center Associates in the area of his/her expertise.
This position adheres to and is responsible for the safety standards of Centegra Health System including the completion of the mandatory organizational safety standards on an annual basis.
This position actively maintains confidentiality for our patients and their families as outlined in the CHS Patient Confidentiality Policy and shows the same level of respect for every Associate with in CHS.
Identification of population served by this position: Adults over age 18 and the elderly.
This position performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Master's degree in physics, radiological physics, medical physics or a related specialty required.
Successful passing of American Board of Radiology Part 1 and part 2 Exam of Initial Certification for Therapeutic Medical Physics within 1 year of hire.
Successful passing of American Board of Radiology Part 3 (oral) exam for Therapeutic Medical Physics within 6 years of hire.
Minimum of two years experience under the active supervision of a qualified physicist in an appropriate subspecialty including a radiation oncology or radiology department.
Working knowledge in use and function of all radiological equipment required to perform the responsibilities of the position.
Demonstrated expertise in computer skills required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
Ability to work a flexible working schedule required to meet the needs of the patients and department functions.
Demonstrated accuracy and exactness is required in measuring and estimating the amount of radiation received by patients and Associates.
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Job ID: 254707Medical PhysicistWichita, KansasRegular / Day
Additional Job Information
City, State: Wichita, KS
Location: VC Hospital St Francis
Department: Imaging Admin 001
Additional Job Details: Full-Time, Days, 40 hours Weekly
Via Christi Health's rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Via Christi Health, part of Ascension, is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas. Based in Wichita, we serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services.
Ensures the quality of care in the use of radiation-producing sources and imaging equipment, while protecting patients and staff from radiation.
Performs required calibrations on equipment. Recommends and justifies new equipment and products for the department.
Conducts equipment performance reviews as needed and implements quality control procedures for imaging devices.
Recommends radiation safety procedures to areas using radiation.
Educates staff in radiation safety practices.
Supports all physics aspects of patient treatment including consultation with radiation oncologists, calculation of radiation doses, design and fabrication of treatment aids and assurance of the accuracy of all treatment parameters.
Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Diagnostic Medical Physics and qualified to perform MQSA physics testing of Diagnostic Mammography imaging systems. If not certified, must be Board eligible by ABR in Diagnostic Medical Physics and trained in mammography imaging physics. If the required certifications/qualifications are not completed at the time of application, these must be completed within 3 years after being hired.
One or more of the following additional board certifications are desired; but not required. None of these board certifications may be substituted for the required credentials- American Board of Health Physics, comprehensive- American Board of Medical Physics in Medical Health Physics- American Board of Radiology in Nuclear Medical Physics- American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine: Physics and Instrumentation- American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine: Radiation Protection
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required Master's degree in a related field, or combination of Bachelor's degree and related experience preferred
- 3 Years Preferred Technical Experience.
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Under the direction of the Chief of Medical Physics, the Medical Physicist participates in all aspects of the operations of the physics services, including commissioning, acceptance testing of the equipment, calibration and maintenance of dosimetry and imaging systems, implementing treatment procedures and providing physics consultations in direct patient care activities. Medical Physicist will be responsible for establishing and maintaining quality assurance, quality control and safety programs in accordance with the standards as determined by regulatory agencies.
He/she will also be responsible and accountable for developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring patient care policies and procedures, standards and performance improvement activities. ?? To effectively fulfill this position, candidate must meet the following requirements: ??Must have Masters Degree in Radiological Medical Physics or related field; PhD preferred. License and registration as required ?Primary Source online verification required directly from State of Florida licensing database. Board Certification in therapeutic radiological physics.
Minimum of five years experience in Radiation Therapy and progressive experience in all diagnostic imaging functions: radiologic tech, nuclear med, ultrasound tech, computer assisted tomography and radiation therapy training. Familiarity with Varian technology including TrueBeam. Expertise in treatment planning using Eclipse TPS: 3D, VMAT, IMRT, SRS, SBRT, etc.
HDR planning using BrachyVision. Familiar with Pre-Treatment QA technologies: Portal Dosimetry, MapCheck, etc. Analytical and problem solving skills.
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The Medical Physicist participates in all aspects of the operations of the physics services, including commissioning, acceptance testing of the equipment, calibration and maintenance of dosimetry and imaging systems, implementing treatment procedures and providing physics consultations in direct patient care activities. Medical Physicist will be responsible for establishing and maintaining quality assurance, quality control and safety programs in accordance with the standards as determined by regulatory agencies. He/she will also be responsible and accountable for developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring patient care policies and procedures, standards and performance improvement activities.
To effectively fulfill this position, candidate must meet the following requirements:
Must have a Master's Degree in Radiological Medical Physics or related field; PhD preferred.
License and registration as required –Primary Source online verification required directly from State of Florida licensing database. Board Certification in therapeutic radiological physics.
Minimum of five years' experience in Radiation Therapy and progressive experience in all diagnostic imaging functions: radiologic tech, nuclear med, ultrasound tech, computer assisted tomography and radiation therapy training.
Familiarity with Varian technology including TrueBeam.
Expertise in treatment planning using Eclipse TPS: 3D, VMAT, IMRT, SRS, SBRT, etc.
HDR planning using BrachyVision.
Familiar with Pre-Treatment QA technologies: Portal Dosimetry, MapCheck, etc.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Health Quest was formed through an affiliation of four hospitals: Northern Dutchess Hospital (Rhinebeck, NY), Putnam Hospital Center (Carmel, NY), Sharon Hospital (Sharon, CT) and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY). Health Quest also includes affiliated healthcare providers Health Quest Medical Practice and The Heart Center. Together, these hospitals and healthcare providers have devoted themselves to the development of clinical specialties and medical programs and services.
We also count among our partners long-term care facilities, a free-standing radiation oncology center, urgent care centers, a multi-specialty medical practice and a home care service.
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Ensures the safe use and delivery of radiation oncology procedures. Follows applicable guidance and recommendations from national organizations and ensures compliance with State and Federal regulations. Serve as Radiation Safety Officer for Ulster Radiation Oncology Center.
Requires a minimum of a Masters' degree in Medical Physics
Requires a minimum of five (5) and up to seven (7) years of clinical experience in the field of physics
Must either be licensed as Therapy Medical Physicist or be eligible for licensure.
Performs accurate calculation verifications and patient chart checks
Performs computerized treatment planning and assists with patient treatments when appropriate (SRS, HDR, LDR). Determines patient doses for therapeutic procedures and monitors their appropriateness and potential effect on patient health.
Cover SJCC Radiation Oncology program as requested. This requires both on site visits and remote support.
Serves as technical support and primary resource regarding radiation equipment to verify safe and optimum performance. Demonstrates ability to perform minor adjustments and repairs of radiation -producing machines.
Monitors adjustment and repair of radiation producing machines. Verifies safe and appropriate use of equipment through acceptance testing, QC/QA, and in-service training of operators.
Measures and calibrates radiation output using appropriate protocols.
Ensures QA/QC and treatment planning software is up-to-date and tested.
Provides Physics support of clinical research patients on clinical trials. This includes verification of plans and special phantoms or procedures that must be done prior to randomization of patients.
Maintain compliance with all radiation safety regulations and standards.
Maintains required records, reports, and statistics to document all testing and verification.
Up to five to six years of formal training or education beyond the high school level: Masters Degree
License / Certification / Registration
Certified by the ABR or ABMP, or board eligible.
Organization: St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SMG-Radiation Therapy
Shift: Day Shift
Job Number: 18003225
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Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Medical Physicist is responsible for maintaining radiation safety standards, calibration of therapeutic equipment, clinical care and other physics related duties of the department. Performs related duties as assigned.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Master's degree or above.
Minimum three years in a comprehensive radiation oncology department.
Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology required.
Knowledge of modern radiation therapy techniques as applied to clinical care, calibration and care of equipment as required by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, all aspects of radiation safety related to radiation therapy.
Works in modern hospital environment.
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The Medical Physicist advises and / or consults with physicians and appropriate department directors regarding the use of ionizing radiation in diagnosis, therapy, treatment with internal and external radioactive sources, equipment calibration, dosimetry and formulation of radiation protection practices and procedures. The Medical Physicist works under minimal administrative supervision according to established procedures and state and federal standards.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Generates a plan of care for the treatment of cancer patients on an individual basis, using a medical computer, based on established procedures and state and federal standards/guidelines.
2.Responsible for the calibration and standardization of highly technical medical imaging and therapy equipment and documentation of the results.
3.Maintains and assures compliance with the association's Nuclear Regulatory Commission license.
4.Responsible for the safety and accuracy of the physical methods used, in cooperation with the physicians and other personnel. Assists in determining performance specifications, evaluations, acceptance testing, and quality assurance of new technical equipment.
5.Tests for performance characteristics and operational safety as well as radiation safety.
6.Assists nuclear medicine in room set up, room tear down and room survey of thyroid obliteration patients.
7.Serves as a clinical resource for the radiation therapy technicians, technologists, and other personnel as needed. Provides education and training in medical physics for physicians, nurses, medical technical assistants, and technical staff.
8.Responsible for the radiation safety of patients, personnel, and the public in accordance with the Association's commitment to federal (ALARA) standards. May act as Radiation Safety Officer.
9.Initiates a Quality Assurance program for Radiation Oncology to meet JCAHO and NRC standards.
10. Initiates a Brachytherapy program for the use of internal radioactive sources for the treatment of cancer. Responsible for the security of all radioactive sources.
12. Advises the Radiation Safety Committee and provides documentation of such meetings.
13. Responsible for the testing and calibration of equipment at outlying clinics and hospitals, as necessary.
14. Responsible for staying abreast of research and development of new techniques, physical methods, and equipment.
15. Provides budgetary input regarding medical physics.
Must possess the level of education normally obtained through the completion of a Master's degree in Medical Radiation Physics, with three to 5 years of experience in the radiation oncology, or its equivalent. Must be ABR or ABMP certified.
A high level of analytical ability is required to analyze and interpret complex information regarding patient treatment with ionizing radiation and in the diagnosing and resolution of problems involving sophisticated equipment.
Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with staff, physicians, department managers, technologists, and patients.
Must possess knowledge of all pertinent radiation therapy codes and standards.
Texas Oncology is searching for a Medical Physicist to join our East Texas physics POD (Longview/Tyler/Palestine). The Medical Physicist will be actively working with 4 other physicists and 6 dosimetrists in the region.
Equipment within the East Texas POD consists of 6 Varian Linacs, (1-Trubeam, 1-Novalis TX, 3-IX series, and 1 2100-C series). The region also operates 2 active HDR programs, via Nucletron afterloaders. Planning and verifcation systems include:
Eclipse, BrainLab, VariSeed, Oncentra, Mosaiq, and RadCalc. With this level of technology there are few special procedures that are not offered. Programs include:
SBRT, SRS, HDR, LDR, and radiopharmaceuticals. Texas Oncology also provides many vendor webinars, its own journal club, and the opportunity to serve on many company-wide physics committees.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in all aspects of radiation oncology physics including a good working knowledge of SRS, SBRT and HDR. The candidate should have a MS or Phd degree in Physics or Medical Physics from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two to five years experience in radiation oncology physics. The candidate should have a current ABR certification or in the process of obtaining certification (completed part 1) and maintain a valid Texas state license for medical physics as required.
With more than 400 physicians and 150 sites of service, Texas Oncology is a pioneer in community-based cancer treatment and is united in healing with US Oncology, one of the country's foremost cancer treatment and research networks. You will appreciate the opportunity to corroborate with other network physicists who are eager to share their expertise. In addition to the outstanding staff, and work environment, you will enjoy living in the family-centric region of East Texas.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities.
Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
This position offers an extremely competitive benefits package, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters Degree Required
2-4 years experience required
This position is mostly Remote work and on-site as needed
To provide physics calculation and support for Radiation Oncology and other Radiology services, and for the radiation safety of the hospital facilities and personnel.
All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity and teamwork.
Calibrates/evaluates all linear accelerators, conventional and CT simulators; inspects radiological checks of therapists and service personnel.
Prepares and reviews linac data books used by radiation oncology staff.
Prepares and reviews beam data used in planning computer; reviews/performs patient computer treatment plans
Reviews patient charts, including computer treatment planning
Special dosimetry on patients; investigation on unusual treatment methods; research.
Administrative responsibilities, including supervision of dosimetrists.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Master's degree in physics or medical physics from a recognized college/university
Experience: 3-5 years
Number and Type of Employees Supervised (optional): 3-5 physics assistants, dosimetrists and technologists
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: ABR or ABMP certification in radiation oncology physics
Special Training: Dosimetry of high energy photon and electron beams; must have skills necessary to treat patients of all ages
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