Medical Physicist (Senior) - Lancaster Radiation Oncology - Day

WellSpan Medical Group, Ephrata, PA | Clinical Care | Imaging Services | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 101564

Schedule
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

General Summary

Provides treatment planning, dose calculations and other clinical physics services required to effectively and properly treat patients receiving therapeutic radiation. Performs independently at an advanced skills level and provides direction to dosimetrists and Radiation Therapists regarding treatment planning and execution of therapies.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs external beam radiotherapy treatment planning and dose calculations both by hand and the use of a treatment planning system.
  • Provides clinical physics services and participates as required in all therapies offered by the Department, such as brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and other therapies as they are initiated.
  • Assists and advises in the simulation and treatment process.
  • Understands the measurements necessary for acceptance, commissioning, periodic testing and calibration of all equipment and independently performs these measurements.
  • Provides appropriate and timely clinical physics and QA support and demonstrates the ability to make scientifically sound QA measurements and calculations and to discern the quality of the resulting data and its appropriateness for use in the clinic.
  • Ensures equipment functions properly and that the required State, Federal and departmentally defined quality assurance checks, output measurements and protocols are appropriately performed in a timely manner and that documentation of this is available on site at all times.
  • Adheres to applicable policies and procedures described in the manual entitled "Quality Assurance, Radiation Safety and Quality Management Program" and carries out "Responsibilities of the Radiation Oncology Physicist" as described in same.
  • Maintains knowledge of and practices proper radiation safety techniques and practices.
  • Performs other duties as required in support of the mission to ensure highest quality of patient care in an economically sound and efficient manner.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Occasionally
  • Walking - Occasionally
  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Rarely
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Frequently

Working Environment:

  • Indoor/Outdoor - Rarely
  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally

Travel Requirements:

  • Estimated Amount: - Travel required.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Masters Degree In Radiation Physics, Medical Physics, Bio-Physics, or other related specialty. Required

Work Experience:

  • 5 years Full-time clinical experience in radiation oncology physics. Required and
  • Experience in Medical Physics, Bio-Physics, or equivalent physics specialty. Required

Licenses:

  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics Upon Hire Required
Brandon Reaser
Brandon Reaser
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