Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Under the supervision of the Director of Radiation Therapy Physics, will work with the physics, medical and technical staffs in the precise calibration of equipment and the planning and execution of treatments. Will assist in the technical aspects of implementing new clinical programs. Will be involved with the routine and custom planning of treatment courses.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
including but not limited to:
Performs second checks of calculations completed by other physics staff members using department specific machine data to confirm treatment parameters.
Documents all measurements, planning and calculation parameters in the written and electronic charts.
Properly enters all charges for services rendered.
Performs routine quality assurance checks and calibrations of the therapy equipment in accordance with the physics division procedures
Performs or assists service engineers with routine and minor maintenance of therapy equipment, as needed, in accordance with the manufacturer's stated policies and procedures and documents same.
Performs weekly chart checks of patients under treatment following department procedures.
Assists in equipment evaluation, acceptance, commissioning and implementation of new programs.
Collaborates with physicians and technologists on clinical applications of equipment
Assist radiation oncologist where appropriate with brachytherapy and stereotactic treatment courses
Provides education and training of medical physics for physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel as needed on a regular and interval basis
Provides instruction to professional staff and radiation therapists in treatment planning
Knowledge of tissue tolerances and dosing guidelines per standard guidelines for the department and physician
Organizes quality control practices and designs radiation installations
Knowledge of record and verify system and able to utilize the system for supporting documentation of treatment planning, QA, weekly physics procedures, special physics consultations, scheduling, patient alerts an charge capture
Maintains working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to assigned responsibilities
Attends department chart rounds, physics division meetings, and general department meetings.
Education: Masters degree in Medical Physics or a related field and completion of a clinical residency program or equivalent.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Board certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics in radiation oncology physics or board eligible and working towards certification. Certification is expected within three years of employment. Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and/or the American College of Medical Physics
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Requires oral and written skills to properly document procedures, tests, and activities; to provide instructions to therapists staff concerning proper implementation of treatment; to interact with the radiation oncologist to insure that the proper treatment plan is achieved.
Experience: One year FTE clinical experience, minimum required. Experience received during training may be used to help satisfy this requirement.
The Lahey Model of Careright care, right time, right placeis exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.
Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.
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