MEDICAL PHYSICIST

Job Number 67552
Posted 10/25/2019
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Aroostook Cancer Care
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 0800-1630
Job Details GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT:

The Certified Radiation Physicist will work closely with the radiation oncology team, assisting with quality assurance, radiation safety, calibration, commissioning, and the implementation of new technology.Position will also assist with calculations and isodose planning for external beam therapy certification through the American Board of Radiology or equivalent.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Responsible for overall departmental radiation safety. Supports all aspects of quality management program and radiation safety. Provide support and oversight to dosimetry staff. The position carries the implicit responsibility to apply regulations, standards and guidelines ofthe following agencies, commissions and organizations which have mandated, or otherwise recommended, the specific activities and documentation:




1. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) forradiation oncology physics.

2. American Society for Radiation Oncology for best practice and quality guidelines.

3. State of Maine Radiation Control Program inspections of facility and records

4. BRH (Bureau of Radiologic Health) federal guidelines

5. Assists with The Joint Commission inspections of facility and records

6. ACR (American college of Radiology) accreditation standards compliance

7. ACOS (American college of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer)




LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:




1. Certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics by American Board of Radiology or equivalent.




2. Current licensure by the State of Maine as required by the Medical Radiation Health and Safety Act.




3.Qualifications required to be a radiological physicist qualified expert in the state of Maine


AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:




Eight hours per day, normally a day shift schedule but may require occasional weekend and evening hours as patient/departmental needs require.




SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Preferred experience and requirements: two to six years of clinical experience as a Therapeutic Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology. Applicants must have a M.S. orPhD in physics, engineering, medical physics or closely related science and must be eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics. Individual should have experience with advanced radiotherapy technology such as VMAT, IGRT, IMRT,SRS, SBRT, tumor motion management, and quality assurance instrumentation and methods. Must be able to work effectively and collegially with the entire medical team (physicians,physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, nurses, etc.




EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Masters (or PhD, DSc, DMP) in physics required.




INTERPERSONAL SKILLSREQUIREMENTS:

Respect for fellow employees and supervisors; integrity andethical behavior; service quality aimed at customers, physicians, and patients; and excellence in achieving higher performance standards. Willingness to compromise and to workco-operatively. Must be able to work effectively and collegially with the entire medical team (physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, nurses, etc.)





PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:



  1. Must possess mobility to travel between various sections of the department/hospital/cancer center.
  2. Must possess manual dexterity to grasp and manipulate large/small objects, thick/thin objects, use a computer keyboard and calculator, and use writing implements such as pens, pencils, markers, etc.
  3. Must be able to sit approximately 50% of working hours.
  4. Must possess visual acuity necessary to read digital/electronic readouts, and to discern information from computers, calculators, electronic controls, printed documents, charts, and diagrams.
  5. Must be able to wear a lead protective apron weighing approximately 10 pounds when required.
  6. Must be able to lift equipment weighing approximately 20 pounds.
  7. Must be able to move within narrow, confined areas, etc.
  8. Regular attendance is required.
  9. Complex environment involving communication with a variety of staff and physicians. Ionizing radiation. Electrical and electronic equipment.
  10. Confined and changing work area in varied lighting conditions.
  11. Strong odors, varying temperatures and noise levels.
  12. Video display terminal exposure.
  13. Potential exposure to patients with communicable diseases, purulent discharges, secretions, and excretions.
  14. Indoor work 100% of work day.
  15. Potentially hazardous equipment and materials.







Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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