ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Medical Physicist
REPORTS TO POSITION: Cancer Services Director
DEPARTMENT: Cancer Services
DATE LAST REVIEWED: May 20, 2011
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
The Cancer Center at Ct. Charles Health System is a comprehensive cancer center that provides holistic care to our patients.
The cancer center provides Chemotherapy, medical oncology, infusion services, radiation therapy, integrative medicine, nutrition, social work, survivorship and other supportive care treatments. All of our staff support our patients in the various stages of their treatments.
Provide Medical Physics services and functions to Cancer Services Radiation Therapy as the technical expert, assuring the safe, effective and accurate delivery of radiation to achieve therapeutic result as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist. Perform and/or supervise the pertinent procedures necessary to achieve this objective.
Act as Radiation Safety Officer for Cancer Services and is the Licensed Medical Physicist for all RAM licenses for St. Charles Health System.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Provide all medical physics services and related functions for Cancer Services.
Maintain the technical quality of radiation treatment equipment, treatment planning system and other hardware, as well as associated computer systems/interfaces and make recommendations for purchase or replacement as needed.
Research, recommend and educate staff in the use of techniques, which enhance the precision of radiation treatments.
Provide specific patient services such as special dosimetry, computerized treatment planning, special 3-D treatment planning, special S.R.S. treatment, T.L.D., and brachytherapy dosimetry.
Review daily quality assurance performed by the Therapists, performs weekly chart reviews as per HCFA requirements, check chart calculations, computer dosimetry, special patient calculations, etc.
Responsible for repairs and maintaining the safe and accurate functioning of the following equipment: radiation oncology simulator, linear accelerator(s), brachytherapy sources, treatment planning computers.
Assist the Radiation Oncologists in intracavitary and interstitial implant procedures.
Responsible for submitting physics charges.
Perform duties of radioactive materials custodian. Serve as a member of, and provide reports to, the Radiation Safety Committee.
Perform all related Radiation Safety Officer duties for Cancer Services.May be called to assist hospital RSO as necessary.
Establish and maintain a current quality assurance/improvement program that conforms to AAPM and State guidelines.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Must possess a minimum of a Masters Degree in Medical Physics from an accredited program and have or be eligible for Board Certification.
Preferred: CAMPEP or other accredited residency program.
Required: Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Required: Three (3) years in a medical center as a Radiation Oncology Physicist.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboard operation, operation of motor vehicle.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 11-25 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
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