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Radiotherapy Medical Physicist

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Paris
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Texas Oncology is looking for a Radiotherapy Medical Physicist to join our team supporting the Paris Market - North East Texas POD! The position will be primarily located at the Texas Oncology Paris Cancer Center, which is a community-based cancer center treating an average of 40 patients per day. Additionally, the center has very active PSI and HDR programs, treating more than 300 HDR treatments per year. Radiation equipment includes: Varian Clinac iX with 120 Millennium MLC, On-Board Imaging, and Rapid Arc; 4D GE Discovery Lightspeed CT scanner; Nucletron HDR with Oncentra; Variseed PSI software; Varian Eclipse Treatment Planning; and Elekta MOSAIQ ROIS.

The Paris radiation therapy team consists of one Radiation Oncologist, one Chief Medical Physicist, two site Medical Physicists (shared across the region), two Dosimetrists, three Radiation Therapists, and one CT Technologist. While operationally independent, the center is part of a network POD that consists of two nearby, fully staffed, Texas Oncology centers located in Mt Pleasant and Greenville in the North East Texas region. Periodic travel to the other two sites is required based on the POD dynamic and staff coverage.

The essential responsibilities beyond daily clinical tasks include:

  • Periodic evaluation of all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age, and condition to make recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence, and replacement
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of all aspects of the quality management program that includes the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and proposal of changes to procedures followed by radiation therapy staff
  • Assist in the management of radiation oncology information systems, including development of usage protocols, maintenance, and data storage
  • Radiation safety duties for the practice, including assisting with employee monitoring, reports, and regulatory issues
  • Lead or participate in clinical projects to improve department processes or patient treatments

Why work for Texas Oncology?

Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patients diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Responsibilities

The essential responsibilities beyond daily clinical tasks include:

  • Periodic evaluation of all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age, and condition to make recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence, and replacement
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of all aspects of the quality management program that includes the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and proposal of changes to procedures followed by radiation therapy staff
  • Assist in the management of radiation oncology information systems, including development of usage protocols, maintenance, and data storage
  • Radiation safety duties for the practice, including assisting with employee monitoring, reports, and regulatory issues
  • Lead or participate in clinical projects to improve department processes or patient treatments

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program
  • Graduation from a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics residency program
  • ABR board certified or in the process of obtaining certification
  • Texas state licensure
  • RAM license eligibility

Preferred experience includes a working knowledge of:

  • Varian linear accelerators and Eclipse treatment planning system
  • Nucletron HDR afterloaders and Oncentra planning system
  • Mosaiq ROIS
  • HDR, LDR PSI, SRS/SBRT principles, methods, and procedures
  • Federal and State regulations, guidelines, and standards

Candidates should be dynamic and hardworking and possess excellent communication skills, strong critical analysis, and problem-solving abilities, as well as an in-depth knowledge and understanding of current radiation therapy principles, methods, procedures, and techniques.

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program
  • Graduation from a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics residency program
  • ABR board certified or in the process of obtaining certification
  • Texas state licensure
  • RAM license eligibility

Preferred experience includes a working knowledge of:

  • Varian linear accelerators and Eclipse treatment planning system
  • Nucletron HDR afterloaders and Oncentra planning system
  • Mosaiq ROIS
  • HDR, LDR PSI, SRS/SBRT principles, methods, and procedures
  • Federal and State regulations, guidelines, and standards

Candidates should be dynamic and hardworking and possess excellent communication skills, strong critical analysis, and problem-solving abilities, as well as an in-depth knowledge and understanding of current radiation therapy principles, methods, procedures, and techniques.

The essential responsibilities beyond daily clinical tasks include:

  • Periodic evaluation of all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age, and condition to make recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence, and replacement
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of all aspects of the quality management program that includes the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and proposal of changes to procedures followed by radiation therapy staff
  • Assist in the management of radiation oncology information systems, including development of usage protocols, maintenance, and data storage
  • Radiation safety duties for the practice, including assisting with employee monitoring, reports, and regulatory issues
  • Lead or participate in clinical projects to improve department processes or patient treatments

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Allen , Radiotherapy Medical Physicist, Other , Paris, Texas

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