Job Purpose: Primarily and professionally engaged in the design optimization, technical evaluation and precise and accurate delivery of radiation for patient care. Responsible for the radiation safety of patients, staff and public and for the design and implementation of the quality management that involve the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment, therapeutic isotopes and imaging equipment.
Provide medical physics service in a manner to meet or exceed established standards of practice.
Calibrate therapy equipment in a manner suitable for accurate radiation dose delivery, under supervision of certified physicist.
Direct the determination of radiation dose distributions in patients undergoing treatment (i.e. computerized dosimetry planning or direct radiation measurement).
Direct the design and construction of patient treatment aids or special devices (blocks, compensators, molds, etc.).
Participate in the acceptance testing of new equipment and treatment devices.
Active participation in the radiation safety program for the radiation oncology department.
Participate in equipment planning and evaluation, program planning, marketing, staff review and budget preparation.
Maintain proper records necessary for JCAHO, NRC, state, or other regulatory agencies.
Develop policies and procedures related to radiation safety and radiation oncology physics.
Provide consultation for personnel radiation exposure as needed.
Design and implement pertinent aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment and therapeutic radioisotopes.
Assist in the evaluation of new technologies and implement as needed.
Consult with the radiation oncologists, as required, concerning patient doses and optimization of patient treatment plans and delivery.
Provide technical direction of radiation oncology staff as specified by the department medical director.
Serve as the focal point for machine maintenance and repair.
Monitor equipment to ensure that correct and consistent results or outputs are achieved and ensuring that ongoing maintenance routines are followed.
Troubleshoot problems with hardware and software as needed.
Regular attendance and punctuality.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Ensures that all processing and reporting deadlines are consistently achieved.
Perform any other functions as required by management.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Ability to work a flexible schedule (including overtime, and weekends), as necessary.
Compliance with the ABR Standard for Continuing Medical Education.
Masters or PHD in Medical Physics.
ABR eligible and working toward ABR certification.
Valid Driver's license & Reliable Transportation.
Excellent judgment, dependability, conscientious performance. Detail oriented. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Caring and empathtic. High ethical standards. Mechanical ability and manual dexterity for operating complicated equipments. Treatment planning experience.