Medical Physicist Radiation Oncology

Banner Health Greeley , CO 80634

Posted 1 week ago

Banner Health MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley, Colorado is seeking a certified Medical Physicist for a full time position. NCMC is a full partner in the MD Anderson Cancer Network, which provides our physicists the opportunity to work in partnership with the teams in Phoenix and Houston on developmental activities.

MD Anderson has been ranked as the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation in 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey.

The qualified physicist will join a dynamic team of two other physicists and four dosimetrists working in a regional radiation oncology system of three hospitals. Under the supervision of the Program Director of Medical Physics, the physicist will be located at a busy facility which offers special procedures such as SBRT and HDR.

The department staff at NCMC includes three radiation oncologists and two physicists. The Radiation Oncology department is equipped with a Varian Ex and a Varian Truebeam with advanced components such as Calypso and Vision RT. A GE CT simulator has 4D capability.

EBRT Treatment planning is done on a Pinnacle Enterprise server running v9.10 and HDR planning is done on Brachyvision. Mosiaq v2.64 is the OIS used in the clinic and iQscripts, QCLs and assessments are used extensively to provide an optimal communication environment.

The radiation oncology program at NCMC is accredited by ASTRO's Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) and the Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a "Community Comprehensive Cancer Program." NCMC's cancer program works in a regional model of care in conjunction with McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO and with Sterling Regional MedCenter, David Walsh Cancer Center in Sterling, CO. The cancer program is a comprehensive program embracing a broad spectrum of care and services, from prevention and early detection programs through an active cancer survivorship program. A robust cancer research program supports the program in northern Colorado.

NCMC embraces a positive work culture, principles of "Just Culture" and a culture of safety. Patient experience is a high priority for the cancer program.

Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley offers a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment. Greeley is a short drive from other stunning locations such as Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and the Rocky Mountains. Northern Colorado boasts of 300 sunny days a year and is an outdoors enthusiast's playground with some of the best skiing, cycling and hiking destinations in the country.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

To learn more about this opportunity call or email our Recruiter, Greta McGough, at 307-534-7108 or greta.mcgough@bannerhealth.com. Or online applications can be submitted at: https://www.bannerhealth.com/careers/job-search by searching for job ID 235516.

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About North Colorado Medical Center

A 378-bed Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000 employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in the region. As a regional medical center, we provide community-based and specialty services for a service area that includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado.

In order to provide the most compassionate and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals. For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an inviting, close-knit community.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position provides physics services by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population.

Essential Functions

  • Verifies proper operation and safety of all machines and sources producing radiation in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.

  • Performs measurements or other evaluations as necessary to ensure accurate dose delivery for treatments. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.

  • Provides support and assistance in delivery of all radiation therapy treatments, including advanced specialized therapies. Assists in or performs computer treatment planning as needed.

    Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new therapies and protocols. Serves as a physics services resource for all staff.

  • Assists in staff continuing education on appropriate medical physics and radiation safety procedures as needed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.

  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Ensures all radiation safety standards and regulatory requirements are met.

  • Participates in regular quality assurance reviews. Ensures proper documentation is recorded and maintained.

  • Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to the Medical Physics practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.

  • Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department by performing other duties as assigned. May hire, train, conduct performance reviews, and direct the workflow for the department staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters Degree or PH.D. in Medical Physics or other related discipline is required.

Current certification from the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and licensure by the state of practice where required. Experience with procedures in the specific department required. BLS certification.

Must possess knowledge in medical physics including regulations governing the use of radiation in medicine, advanced computer skills, advanced treatment planning, and quality control procedures. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.



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