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Vail Health
September 23, 2021
Vail, Colorado
Job Type


Physicist 7050

Shaw Cancer Center
Edwards, Co
322 Beard Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
Allied Health
Full-time (Year Around), Days
Posted 09/17/2021
Req # 11097
Min:$80.64 Max:$120.96
To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.
  • POSITION PURPOSE: Two to three sentences describing the overall purpose of the position.
    • Responsible for leading all Radiation Oncology Physics services to ensure quality and safety in the delivery of radiation therapy to patients. Provides leadership and supervision to members of the physics, dosimetry, and therapy staff.
  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maximum of ten functions in order of percentage of time spent on functions from longest to shortest; do not list anything that does not represent at least 10% of the job’s time. Please include supervisory responsibilities.
    • Perform or review independent/redundant check of monitor unit calculations for all fields and/or use alternate verification methods such as film dosimetry, diode dosimetry, ion chamber measurement, MapCheck measurement, etc. as required by CDPHE and as recommend by ACR guidelines.
    • Provide special physics consultation as requested by the Radiation Oncologist and document in the patient’s medical record as a separate report.
    • Perform or supervise and review special dosimetry measurements utilizing film, diodes, ion chamber, etc. as requested by the Radiation Oncologist. Document results in patient’s medical record as a separate report.
    • Assist in pre-implantation preparation. Calculate Brachytherapy Isodose Plans and Calculate Dwell Times or Seed Strengths and review treatment plans with Physician.
    • Review treatment plans prepared by other personnel for accuracy and reconcile data between treatment plans and record along with verifying the system and imaging system.
    • Serve as Radiation Safety Officer for Shaw Regional Cancer Center or work closely with Radiation Safety Officer in meeting regulatory requirements associated with radiation use.
    • Perform annual review of radiation safety program at Shaw Regional Cancer Center, prepare written report, and present to Radiation Safety Committee of Vail Valley.
    • Maintain records and correspondence pertaining to CDPHE radioactive materials license and registrations of x-ray generating equipment.
    • Arrange for calibrations and/or intercomparisons of radiation survey meters and radiation dosimetry systems as required by CDPHE. Keep records on file as required by CDPHE.
    • Supervise quality assurance program for radiation therapy related equipment at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
  • This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
    • Experience:
      • One to two years of medical physics experience.
    • License(s):
      • Radiation Safety Officer for radioactive materials license by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment preferred.
    • Certification(s):
      • Board certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics preferred.
    • Computer / Typing:
      • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
    • Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
    • Education:
Benefits Summary: This position offers a robust benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 5% retirement deferral match, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, student load assistance, childcare assistance, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, annual bonus potential, amongst others.
As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.
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