DepartmentCCI Radiation Therapy
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
ShiftDay (United States of America)
Job SummaryThe Chief Medical physicist will be responsible for clinical
oversight, performance review and operational processes of staff, and serve as a team leader
for physics and dosimetry in CCI. Responsibilities will include development of policy and
procedures, QA programs and processes related to physics/dosimetry, collaborates with the
RSO regarding radiation safety concerns, responsible for leadership and training of staff
with regard to treatment planning systems, 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.
● 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
● Assists in review of Departmental Goals on a yearly and as needed
basis to enable the Department to function in accordance with high standards. Assists in the
maintenance of the Departmental Policy and Procedure manuals.
● Attends and
participates in scheduled Team Meetings to keep current on intra & 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.
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
● Facilitates and authors new procedures, guidelines and staffing plans
for the Brachytherapy Program. Instrumental in selecting, purchasing, and vendor contact for
this equipment and radioactive sources for this program.
● Identifies, recommends
and maintains current physics and dosimetry related quality assurance policies and
procedures according to hospital policy. Utilizes NRC and other applicable guidelines in
developing these policies and procedures.
Education - Masters degree in Medical Physics
Certifications - Medical Health Physics - American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP); Radiation Therapy Physics - American Board of Radiology (ABR)
Experience - 3+ years of Dosimetry Experience; 3+ years of Medical Staff Experience; 5+ years of Brachytherapy Experience; 5+ years of Inverse Treatment Planning Experience
Education - Doctorate degree in Medical Physics
Certifications - Radiation Oncology Physics - American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP); Radiation Oncology Physics - Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM); Therapeutic Radiologic Physics - American Board of Radiology (ABR)
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.
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