Provides and/or supervises the functioning and activities on matters including dosimetry, calibration, treatment planning and safety equipment. Maintains equipment and regulatory records, and bills for services. Supports departmental research activities and clinical protocols, as well as education for residency programs within Radiation Oncology.
Clinical support of linear accelerator treatments, including patient simulation, image fusion, treatment planning, secondary dose calculation, plan quality assurance and reviews of treatment plan safety and quality.
Special emphasis on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), HDR, and TBI treatment planning, secondary dose verification and plan quality assurance.
Clinical support of brachytherapy procedures, including patient simulation, treatment planning, secondary dose verification, treatment delivery and reviews of treatment delivery safety and quality; high dose rate equipment purchase, maintenance and quality assurance; and permanent seed implants, including ordering, assays, implant support and planning and documentation.
Preparation and updates of physics and dosimetry policies and procedures as required.
Maintenance of daily, monthly and annual quality assurance testing for software and equipment, both diagnostic and therapeutic, throughout the department.
Involvement in the departmental residency program, including the development of, and instruction, in a new radiobiology curriculum for both physicist and radiation oncologist residents.
Coordination of physics aspects of the department's research program, including support for existing departmental and national research protocols, as well as developing original physics-oriented research projects.
Travel, including interdepartmental travel as needed; training for new equipment, software or modalities; and participation in national meetings and conferences.
Other physics duties as needed, including but not limited to commissioning of both software and new equipment for treatment or diagnostic use, radiation shielding calculations, and in vivo measurements for verification of patient dose.
CyberKnife experience is highly desired.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Physicist - American Board of Radiology (ABR)
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