Medical Physicist (Board Certified or Board Eligible)
Company: Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Posted on: September 18, 2023
Overview: Are you a highly skilled and creative Medical
Physicist looking to make a difference in the healthcare industry?
Our cutting-edge healthcare facility is currently seeking a
talented and experienced Medical Physicist to join our dynamic
team. As a Medical Physicist at our facility, you will play a
crucial role in ensuring the safe and effective use of radiation in
medical procedures. You will work closely with our team of
physicians, radiologists, and technologists to provide high-quality
patient care and help advance the field of medical physics. We
offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and
opportunities for professional development and advancement. If you
are a highly motivated and skilled Medical Physicist with a passion
for improving patient care, we want to hear from you. Apply now to
join our team! About OHC: For more than 30 years, OHC has remained
the region's premier provider of treatments for adult cancer and
complex blood disorders, offering a wide range of services,
state-of-the-art treatments and leading edge technologies. As the
only nationally accredited oncology medical home in Cincinnati,
Ohio, OHC puts patients first by delivering leading edge,
compassionate, and convenient care, tailored to meet a patient's
medical and personal needs. With more than 70 physicians and
advanced practice providers, OHC treats nearly every form of adult
cancer and complex blood disorders with medical, radiation,
gynecologic, palliative and hospice oncology specialists. OHC
offers nationally recognized clinical trials to help achieve
groundbreaking advancements in the treatment of cancer. With the
most experienced adult blood and marrow transplant center in the
Cincinnati area and neighborhood locations throughout the tristate,
OHC is one of the largest independent oncology practices in the
United States. Responsibilities: Responsibilites include but are
not limited to:
- Determines the need for, specifies, and accesses dosimetric and
treatment planning equipment including, but not limited to,
measurement instruments to calibrate all treatment equipment and
monitoring devices, computerized treatment planning systems,
computerized water phantom systems with appropriate ionization
chambers and diodes, film densitometry systems, etc.
- Participates in the specification, selection, and acceptance of
radiation-producing machines, accessories, and computerized
treatment-planning system. Supervises arrangements for proper
maintenance of radiation treatment equipment.
- Periodically evaluates all equipment for continued utility,
appropriateness, reliable performance, age and condition and makes
recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence and
replacement. Maintains responsibility for the design and
implementation of the aspects of the quality management program
that involve the use of the external beam radiotherapy equipment as
well as the review and approval of the procedures followed by the
radiation therapy staff.
- Advises and consults with physicians to provide advice or
direction to technical staff when patients are being planned or
- Develops protocols for performing and checking monitor units
calculations to ensure all calculations agree with written
- Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the
prescription and review any changes in dose and patient
- Competes all required documentation relating to radiation
treatment plans and equipment. Participates in the clinical
instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy
- Conducts HDR and LDR brachytherapy procedures as needed.
Directs the radiation oncology physics program, including the
technical direction of medical dosimetrists, therapy equipment
service engineers and other physics support staff. Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Physics or Medical Physics from an
accredited college or university.
- Minimum one to three years experience in clinical radiation
- Must maintain certification and continuing education
requirements outlined by American College of Radiology.
- Must pursue continuing education credits in the field.
- Must be eligible to become a board certified physicist.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the
ability to utilize components of the treatment planning computer
including but not limited to the use of keyboards, digitizers,
trackball and mouse controls. Must be able to stand for 8 hours;
lift 40 pound block to shoulder level; have sufficient visual
acuity to distinguish structures and isodose displays on computer
monitor. Additionally, must be able to align treatment field and
monitor patient during radiation therapy treatment; have adequate
hearing and speaking capabilities to effectively communicate with
patients and staff; have adequate mobility to assist patients on
and off treatment couch and document treatment. WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment.
Involves frequent contact with staff. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact
with patients with potential for exposure to blood, toxic
substances, ionizing radiation and other conditions common to a
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