Locum Medical Physicist

Location: Charleston, WV, United States
Date Posted: 08-01-2018
We are seeking a Locum Medical Physicist for an available contract opportunity in West Virginia.

Start Date: ASAP

Period of Performance: 12 weeks

Work Shifts: 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday.

 
Scope of Work:
The Staff Medical Physicist is primarily engaged in ensuring high standards in the planning / optimization, delivery and evaluation of radiation therapy and in this capacity is responsible for ensuring the accurate and consistent performance of radiological equipment and for verifying the accuracy and adequacy of treatment plans and dose calculations. The Clinical Medical Physicist also acts as the clinic’s primary resource for ensuring the safe use of radiation.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Ensures that all radiation oncology treatment and simulation machines, and all sealed brachytherapy sources, are correctly calibrated according to accepted protocols. Implements a comprehensive program for quality control of the radiation-producing equipment to assure their constant acceptable performance, for patient safety and treatment efficacy.
2. Assists the Chief Physicist with determining technical specifications for selection of new equipment, supervising the installation of new equipment, performing acceptance testing upon completed installation, and measuring performance parameters to ensure the accurate clinical implementation of new equipment.
3. Implements and quality assures appropriate procedures for the planning and delivery of radiotherapy, including technical specifications / tolerances as well as the flow of procedures entailed in the process, including the supervision and QC review of treatment plans and dose calculations.
4. Manages a comprehensive system for error prevention, including a method to learn from incidents (including “near misses”) with a focus on improving the process to minimize the risk of future incidents; ensures that clinical and physics procedures are subjected to a risk-informed assessment designed to minimize risks to patient and staff.
5. Serves as a resource for training and continuing education for all Radiation Oncology staff.

Qualifications:
The Physicist must have Eclipse, Aria and Truebeam experience.
Master's Degree required.Minimum 5 years full-time experience as a radiation oncology medical physicist, including clinical experience with linac calibrations and QC, treatment planning system QC and routine use, sealed isotope therapy and radiation safety, IMRT planning and delivery, computer systems quality control, and medical physics program documentation.
Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Radiologic Physics by the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics (ABR).
Must provide two (2) references (no more than 2 years old) or letters of recommendation.

JOB APPLICATION LINK: https://ghg.catsone.com/careers 
 
 
Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
GHG
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ana@globalhealthcaregroup.com
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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