Radiation Physicist

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Central Maine Healthcare
Published
May 13, 2021
Location
Lewiston, Maine
Job Type

Description

Radiation Physicist

Radiation Therapy
FT
Day shift
4 10 hour days
Req #: 29941

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.

Requirements

  • 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).

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

License/Certification:

  • ARRT Certification (Preferred)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services in a safe and trustful environment through expertise, commitment and compassion of our team members, with the vision of safe, reliable, high quality care for each patient, every day.
How do we make this happen? By creating and maintaining a culture where our values of compassion, integrity, citizenship, service excellence and community are lived out in observable behaviors during all interactions.
ABOUT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE:
Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 400,000 people living in central, western, and mid-coast Maine. CMH's hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, and Rumford Hospital. CMH also supports Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization. Other system services include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, a regional trauma program, LifeFlight of Maine's southern Maine base, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other high quality clinical services.
About Central Maine Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) located in Lewiston, is a Level II Trauma Center serving Androscoggin County and the surrounding region. "CMMC's Centers of Excellence" include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, and a Trauma Services Program. CMMC is also the southern Maine base for LifeFlight of Maine, the state's only medical helicopter service. Supported by the latest technologies, CMMC's skilled professionals provide outstanding care delivered with compassion, kindness, and understanding. Learn more at: www.cmmc.org.
About Bridgton Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Bridgton Hospital serves the town of Bridgton and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. Bridgton Hospital was named as one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation for the third consecutive year in 2018.
About Rumford Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Rumford Hospital serves the town of Rumford and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. In 2018, Rumford Hospital was named one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog Group; in 2016, it was designated a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more at: www.rumfordhospital.org.
Central Maine Healthcare is equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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