Medical Physicist

US Oncology, Inc. Decatur , GA 30030

Posted 1 week ago

Position Summary

The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.

The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually

We have an immediate opening for a Medical Physicist to join our team!

Responsible for the design optimization, technical evaluation, and precise and accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans. Responsible for the safety of patients and staff. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform calibration on all radiation therapy equipment on a routine basis for continued utility, appropriateness, and reliable performance.

  • 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 treated.

  • 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.

  • Perform routine chart checks to assure plan accuracy.

  • Perform weekly chart checks.

  • Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription and review any changes in dose and patient set-up.

  • Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students.

  • Conducts HDR and LDR brachytherapy procedures as needed.

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters degree in Medical Physics from an accredited college or university. Current certification in field, or eligibility, by American Board of Radiology. Experience with HDR, SRS/SBRT and prostate seed implants. Experience with Varian Clinac series, TrueBeam, Elekta Synergy and Aria/Eclipse, MOSAIQ/Pinnacle is desirable.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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