Lead Physicist
Gainesville , Florida
October 17, 2017
North Florida Regional Healthcare is an organization centered around the community hospitals in Gainesville, Florida -- North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) and Lake City Medical Center (LCMC). NFRMC is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care , oncology , orthopedics , neurosciences , minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery , weight loss surgery and treatment , women's health and wound therapy , among other services. A proven leader, NFRMC is fully accredited, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission in four consecutive years, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction™ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its High-Performing Gynecology Program in 2010.

Come join a fast-paced community radiation oncology center in the vibrant college town of Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville offers a wonderful combination of big-city sophistication, university resources, and small-town charm, set in the midst of springs, rivers, lakes and horse farms.

Lead a group of 3 physicists covering two centers, based in Gainesville. Equipment includes two Varian linacs, a CyberKnife, VariSource HDR, AccuBoost, and a TrueBeam (at second center). Treatment modalities include IMRT, IGRT, a busy SRS/SBRT program, and HDR brachytherapy (APBI, cylinder, T&R, Accuboost, skin). The clinic is paperless with Aria EMR (current v13.6); Eclipse, MultiPlan and Velocity are used for treatment planning. The centers treat a very broad range of cancers and nonmalignant conditions (no pediatrics) in a strong multidisciplinary medical environment and have very strong dosimetry staff.

Primary Functions
  • Perform QA testing and calibration of all external beam therapy machines and afterloader-delivered radioactive sources in accordance with established guidelines and protocols
  • Perform initial treatment plan checks to assure accuracy, safety and efficacy of dose delivery
  • Recommend treatment plan modifications/improvements to MD and dosimetry staff when appropriate
  • Perform continuing physics consultation to assure accurate treatment delivery throughout course
  • Provide physics support and consultative services to MD and therapy staff from simulation through treatment
  • Assist with and occasionally perform treatment planning (all modalities) and image fusions
  • Supervise brachytherapy procedures
  • Research, recommend and implement appropriate new treatment modalities which improve safety and quality of care
  • Support staff understanding of and adherence to radiation safety procedures, and maintain a safe environment for patients and staff
  • Ensure compliance with state and NRC regulations
  • Communicate with equipment and EMR maintenance & support personnel as needed to maintain optimal function
  • Manage physics staff time and task allocation appropriately to support all clinical activities
  • Lead maintenance of center accreditation and appropriate updating of policies & procedures
  • Lead development of procedural protocols across several treatment centers
  • Liaise with organization-level physics staff to help meet programmatic treatment standards
  • Commission new equipment
  • Maintain a high standard of professional conduct and leadership in all interactions, and foster communication and teamwork among staff

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have an MS or PhD in medical physics (or closely related field), must be ABR certified in medical physics, and must have or be eligible for a Florida license in Therapeutic Radiological Physics. Effective oral and written English communication skills are essential. Substantive experience with IMRT, VMAT, SRS/SBRT, TrueBeam, Eclipse, and Aria is required; experience with HDR, AlignRT and 4DCT is strongly preferred. At least 5 years' experience in the clinical environment is required, and supervisory experience is desirable.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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