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PHYSICIST - ONCOLOGY

Company: Forrest Health
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Job Description:

Staff Physicist will be responsible for all aspects of clinical Radiation Oncology Physics including but not limited to Quality Assurance and calibration of treatment equipment, oversight of patient dosimetry, daily-weekly charts check, IMRT QA, commissioning of new equipment, treatment planning systems, ensuring compliance of NRC and State Regulations including Radiation Safety and Licensing. Assist in treatment planning, including IMRT in collaboration with the medical Dosimetrist and radiation oncologist. Performs Brach therapy planning and calculations, periodic calibrations for the existing linear accelerators and CT/ simulators as required. Measures output factors as required. Reviews patient charts as instructed by the radiation oncologist and also provides supporting documentation. Performs treatment planning intermittent periods as the situation demands. Participates in repair and trouble shooting of equipment through on-call service support. Staff Physicists will report to Radiation Oncology Service Line Administrator and Chief Physicist. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with the patients, families, and visitors of all age groups while being sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs. Knowledge of equipment usage, selection and replacementDemonstrated knowledge of all radiation sources utilized in radiation oncology and radiologyDemonstrated knowledge of acceptance testing, commissioning of new equipment, and equipment performance expectationsDemonstrated knowledge of calibration of sources and maintenance of all information necessary for their appropriate useDemonstrated knowledge of developing and maintaining a quality assurance program for all treatment modalities, localization procedures and computational equipment and programs to assure that patients receive prescribed doses and dose distributions, within acceptable degrees of accuracyDemonstrates knowledge of maintaining all instrumentation required for calibration of sources, measurement of radiation, and calculation of dosesDemonstrates a working knowledge of the hospital's and Radiation Cancer Center radiation policies and procedures inherent to the duties of a radiation safety officerDemonstrates working knowledge of development and administration of the radiation safety program. Including compliance with all regulatory and certifying agenciesDemonstrates a working knowledge of administration of a personnel radiation monitoring programDemonstrates supervisory capabilities of source preparation and handling during Brach therapy, and the continual maintenance of the Brach therapy source inventoryDemonstrates a working knowledge of calculating shielding requirements for new, replacement and renovated treatment rooms, radiographic imaging equipment, radioactive-source storage and handling facilities, and Brach therapy patient roomsDemonstrates a working knowledge of consulting with radiation oncologists on the physical and radiobiological aspects of patients' treatments, and the development of treatment plansDemonstrates working knowledge of acquisition and storage of data for treatment plansDemonstrates a working knowledge of calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for patients treatmentsDemonstrates a working knowledge on the design and fabrication of treatment aids and treatment-beam modifiersAssures the accuracy of treatment unit parameters and settings used for a patient's treatment, including correct transfer of parameters between simulator, treatment plan and the treatment unit, and periodic review of each patient's chartDemonstrates a working knowledge of In-vivo measurement to verify the dose delivered to a patient, or phantom measurement for QA of specific patient treatment planDemonstrates a working knowledge of developing techniques to improve the delivery of radiation treatmentsProvides continuing education for the radiation oncology/radiology/other hospital staff as requiredEducation: Graduate of an approved accredited college with a master degree in medical physics is required. Board certified or board eligible preferred.Work Experience: 2 or more years experience in Radiation Oncology Physics.Certification/License: ABR/ABMP certification required post initial clinical training acquired under the direction of a qualified medical radiation physicist. BLS required within 30-days of hire.

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