Description of Position
The Medical Physicist is responsible for all aspects of radiation oncology physics in medical care of patients including optimizing treatment plans in collaboration with physicians or technologists, performs equipment calibrations and commissioning, conducts quality control and assurance of equipment and medical treatment delivery, and directs and confirms the accuracy of position and doses administered to the patient body, ensuring that they are within the clinical required range and comply with the physician’s prescription. Provides back-up dosimetry support. Performs duties as assigned in accordance with established departmental and Health System policies, procedures, standards and ensures compliance with radiation safety and regulatory requirements.
Qualifications and Requirements
Requires a Masters Degree or Ph.D. in Medical Physics or an equivalent field, Board Certified or Board eligible in Therapeutic Medical Physics by American Board of Radiology (ABR). Prefer experience with MIM, HDR, SRS, Varian TrueBeams, Mosaiq, SIEMENS PET/CT Scanner, 3D and IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) treatment planning, SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy). Pinnacle Treatment Planning System, RadCalc software is used for treatment planning verification and RIT for Linac/Imaging QA. Physics equipment includes IBA Blue Phantom, IBA Matrixx, and various ion chambers, electrometers and QA accessories.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct all aspects of radiation oncology physics responsibilities including, but not limited to equipment calibration and commissioning, clinical support, maintenance of appropriate quality assurance for equipment and treatment delivery, compliance with radiation safety and licensing issues, treatment planning, dosimetry planning, and quality assurance.
- Provide radiation services of the highest standard of professionalism and following established benchmarks for quality, safety, and efficiency.
- Maintain productivity by full participation in clinical workload following established productivity benchmarks set by your Chief and/or hospital leadership.
- Participation in mandatory meetings required by Central Maine Medical Center and regulatory bodies.
- Attend to other responsibilities as reasonably assigned by the Medical Director and/or local hospital leadership.
- A Masters or Ph.D. in medical physics, physics, or related fields is required.
- The successful candidate must be board certified/eligible.
- Board eligible candidates must be enrolled in or have completed a medical physics residency program.
- Experience with conventional radiotherapy, 3-D and IMRT treatment planning; knowledge of Linac operations and functions, knowledge of various special procedures; and a strong commitment to patient care, education, and clinical research are all required.
- Strong communication skills and clinical experiences with demonstrated ability to work independently are strongly preferred.
Physical Job Requirements.
· Pushing and pulling, taking frequency and weight into consideration.
· Physical strength to lift heavy objects, carts, or items, taking frequency and weight into consideration.
· Physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job, taking distance and speed into account.
· Physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place.
· Dexterity of hands and fingers.
· Balance is maintained during climbing, bending and/or reaching
· Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking).
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- ARRT Certification (Preferred)