Medical Physicist - Casual Pool

Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
Department
Center for Oncology - Radiation Oncology
Position Status
Casual Pool
Shift
Variable
Requisition Number
2018-3879

Overview

Halifax Health is seeking a Medical Physicist for the Radiation Oncology Department.

Summary

Provides medical physics services to the Radiation Oncology department in accordance with the highest standards of practice and as required by state and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies.

 

Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree and Board Certification with American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physicist (AMBP) is required.
  • 5-10 years of radiation oncology experience.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and attentiveness to detail required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrates accuracy and performs work efficiently, as determined by department leadership. 

  • Ability to follow established procedures. 

     

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consults with the Radiation Oncologist and assists, as needed or requested, in the development of treatment plans.
  • Performs timely acceptance testing, commissioning and radiation safety evaluation of new radiation sources / accelerators or additions to current systems, as requested.
  • Performs calculations for patient treatments.  Calculations are checked for accuracy and in accordance with physicians’ prescriptions.
  • Reviews patient treatment records, as directed by Chief Medical Physicist.
  • Performs calibrations and performance checks of treatment machines, including but not limited to the requirements of the America Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM) protocols and regulatory agencies.

  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly physics quality assurance (QA) and calibration checks.

  • Consults with Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists and Dosimetry regarding technical problems, and the establishment of new clinical procedures. 

  • Follows staff quality assurance procedures for HDR, radiopharmaceuticals, linear accelerators and other equipment.  Review Results.

  • Reviews computerized treatment planning and comparable computerized simulator/accelerator dosimetry plans for accuracy and compliance in accordance with the physician's prescription.

  • Participates in the department’s Performance Improvement Program.

  • Acts in compliance with federal, state and Joint Commission standards and other accrediting bodies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Chief Physicist, Physicians, and or Oncology Service Line Leadership.

 

About Us

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

 

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