Lake City Medical Center
has been providing quality healthcare to Lake City and the surrounding communities for almost 60 years. We are a 67-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including 24-hour emergency care , heart care , orthopedics , cancer care , imaging and rehabilitation services. LCMC is the areas ONLY Accredited Chest Pain Hospital and the only facility to offer interventional cardiology. We are accredited by The Joint Commission and have been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for four consecutive years. POSITION SUMMARY:
The first responsibility of the radiation oncology physicist is to the patient--to assure the best possible treatment given the state of technology and the skills of the other members of the radiation oncology department. A radiation oncology physicist brings a unique perspective to the clinical team in a radiation oncology program: that of a scientist trained in physics, including radiological physics, and also in clinical, basic medical, and radiobiological sciences. The physicist performs an important role working along with the radiation oncologist, the radiotherapy technologist and others, to assure the accurate delivery of all aspects of a treatment prescription. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Qualifications: EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
- Provides Physics support to the Radiation Oncology Department
- Supervises all Cancer Center employees in the technical aspect of Radiation Oncology.
- Calibrates radiation therapy equipment in the radiation therapy department per departmental, state or federal requirements.
- Implements and evaluates quality assurance programs for therapy equipment/department
- Verifies treatment plans
- Participates in chart rounds
- Directs the Radiation Safety Program
- Monitors treatment planning software and implements new software updates
- Develops and implements physics aspects of all new treatment modalities
- Actively assists and supports departmental activities to assess and acquire appropriate equipment for treatment and quality assurance.
- Participates in planning for future radiation oncology facilities.
- Participates in department financial and personnel planning.
- Understands the principles and concepts of Performance Improvement. Looks for opportunities and solutions for process improvements and seeks to improve job skills.
- Maintains the principles of confidentiality. Understands the legal/regulatory requirements related to the release of information. Able to use the information systems pertinent to the job.
- Oversees computerized treatment planning and associated tasks. Maintains ability to plan all treatment modalities.
- Works with the IT department to install updates, and assures accuracy of data produced in treatment planning and quality assurance software.
- Performs all duties associated with maintenance of state radiation licenses and assures that departmental functions meet state standards.
- Actively participates in the QA program for radiation producing machines and associated equipment. Assists with correcting malfunctions of radiation producing machines or makes appropriate referrals to correct and/or repair units.
- Periodically reviews and audits the institution's radiation safety program for compliance with Florida D.O.H Radioactive Materials License's requirements and proper basic radiation safety protocol.
- PhD. or M.S. - Therapeutic Radiological Physics
- CAMPEP PhD or MS preferred
- CAMPEP residency preferred
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
- Board Certification or Part II by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or equivalent with successful completion within two (2) years.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
- Three (3) years' experience preferred
- Previous experience as a solo or lead Physicist preferred
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate the exchange of information with patients, family members, the radiation oncology treatment team as well as outside entities.
- Has high level critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Has the ability to interpret criteria and develop treatment plans as defined by relevant treatment protocols.
- Has mathematical skills including algebra, trigonometry, and introductory calculus.
- Knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety.
- Expertise in the technical aspects of radiation oncology to include simulation and treatment processes tensure optimal radiation treatment delivery.
- Knowledgeable in health care informatics-including the resources, devices and methods to acquire, store and retrieve data. Tools include computers as well as clinical guidelines, current medical terminology, information and communication systems.
- Has working knowledge of radiation safety principles and practices as well as current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other regulatory agencies.
- Works independently, but in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist, Dosimetrist, and Radiation therapists.
- Results driven and collaborative style to achieve defined objectives.
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