Columbus, OH
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Job Description

TITLE: Physicist
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
Are you considering a career change?
Looking for a smaller community(25K population), that offers a low cost of living(18% lower than US average) and plenty of activities in the area but is within an hour of a large city.
If so, an opportunity to work with an integrated health care system based in east central Ohio is looking for someone to join their team.
The system is a not-for-profit and has over 300 physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the area.
The system is the largest provider in a six county region and a primary referral center.
It offers a higher level of service than what is typically found in a community of its size including open-heart surgery, trauma care, a Level II neonatal intermediate care unit, neurosurgery and
comprehensive cancer services.
They are proud of their rich history of serving the community and vow to continue the tradition of healing and caring with compassion, trust, innovation and excellence.
SUMMARY:
The Medical Radiation Physicist is responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring the procedures which best allow treatment using radiation.
This position is responsible for ensuring the quality of care in the use of radiation-producing sources and imaging equipment and the protection of patients and staff from radiation.
The incumbent will be accountable for calibrating all radiation therapy equipment, conducting X-ray machine performance surveys, and implementing procedures to ensure quality control for electronic imaging devices.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Follow guidelines set forth by AAPM, ASTRO, ACR, and ACRO.
-Contribute to development of therapeutic techniques, collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans, and monitor equipment and procedures to ensure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location.
-Provide clinical service and consultation, research and development of new procedures and techniques, and teaching.
-Oversee the clinical and quality assurance programs including machine acceptance, calibrations, and required quality assurance checks.
-Accountable for the support and assistance to Physicians of Radiation Oncology and Senior Leadership by providing patient safety measures, strategic leadership, analysis, and direction.
-Collaborate for equipment inventory to assure all treatment equipment is calibrated to standard including monitoring devices, treatment planning systems, computerized water phantom systema with appropriate ionization chamber and diodes.
-24/7 coverage. Flexible with time, in order to complete machine calibrations and patient care needs.
-Serve as State of Ohio Certified Radiation Expert on behalf of Genesis after application and approval process is complete.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Masters Degree in Medical Physics required.
Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics
Minimum five years’ experience in the operation of various pieces of radiation related equipment within the department. Must have experience with SBRT, SRS, and HDR.
Preference to Varian equipment including Truebeam, Aria, and Eclipse.
ADDITIONAL INFO:
Department consists of: 1 CLINICAL MANAGER, 1.6 RADIATON ONCOLOGY CS, 1.6 FT RN, OCN, 2 FT PHYSICIST, 2 FT CMD, 5 STAFF RTT.
HOSPITAL EPIC EMR
ARIA RO TREATMENT EMR (*Completely paperless and filmless)
Siemens SomaTom CT SImulator- 2015
Varian TrueBeam w/ CBCT & VMAT & The Edge SRS Package- includes Vison RT/OSMS- 2015
Varian Trilogy w/ CBCT & VMAT- 2015
Elekta-Nucletron HDR with Oncentra
Varian Eclipse- (6) Workstations
The facility is offering a salary range between 172K-200K depending on experience. Will offer a complete benefit package including relocation assistance.
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