Oversee quality control of therapeutic radiation therapy equipment, and assist in developing treatment plans.
Better people mean better experiences. We seek an advanced physicist to oversee quality control, regulatory, and JCAHO compliance testing of therapeutic radiation therapy equipment. In this vital role, you will provide technical assistance in developing treatment plans for patients undergoing radiation therapy, as well as monitor patients and maintain established policies, procedures, objectives, quality measurement, and safety.
Chief Physicist - Oncology McHENRY, IL | FULL-TIME, DAYS
Provide scientific support to medical staff in accurate, effective, and safe diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.
Conduct research involving new techniques in clinical developments and services.
Oversee radiation treatments and dose calculations for cancer patients using a wide range of scientific equipment to aid clinical diagnosis, treatment, physiological measurement and bioengineering.
Ensure that appropriate treatment plan and correct radiation dose are given to selected treatment area while minimizing dose elsewhere.
Oversee and organize all quality assurance programs with respect to diagnostic and therapeutic equipment in the cancer center(s), including linear accelerators, brachytherapy sources, treatment planning systems, in-house diagnostic treatment simulation and planning equipment, and radiation measurement equipment.
Ensure accurate measurement of radiation output from all sources employed in cancer therapy with respect to national and regulatory standards.
Train cancer center associates in all aspects of physics applied to medicine, as well as manage clinical technical aspects of junior physicist, dosimetrist, and therapist activities.
Implement controls for medical radiation hazards by performing safety checks and ensuring that safety procedures are followed.
Develop and write specifications for diagnostic and therapeutic radiological equipment, and serve as a resource for physicians, dosimetrists and therapists in developing new methods of testing equipment.
We seek an eminently qualified oncology physicist with these qualifications.
At least 15 years of relevant experience.
Master's degree (PhD preferred) in physics, radiological physics, medical physics or a related specialty.
Certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics.
Working knowledge in use and function of radiological equipment required to perform position responsibilities.
Demonstrated direct supervisory responsibilities (or equivalent) preferred.
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