Provides patient care services via radiation therapy treatment planning/procedures utilizing proper procedures prescribed by physicians. Applies principals of radiation protection and radiation safety. Provides patient care essential to radiation therapy procedures. Must have knowledge of different aspects of radiation therapy equipment, machine commissioning and calibration, treatment planning system, and radiation safety.
Treatment Plans - Designs appropriate treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription to a defined tumor volume with consideration of dose limiting structures.
Equipment Maintenance - Consistently maintains dosimetry equipment and methods in accordance with national and international standards and management of the physical aspects of clinical trials.
Treatment Coordination - Consistently coordinates treatment simulations and tumor localization on dedicated devises, including CT, MRI, and PET when indicated, for radiation oncology treatment planning for both external beam, IMRT, and CyberKnife.
Dosage Calculation - Calculates and verifies the mathematical accuracy of all dosage calculations. Performs accurate delivery of the Radiation Oncologist's prescribed dose. Correctly documents all pertinent information in the patient's record.
Immobilization Devices - Accurately performs and/or assists in the planning, designing and creation of molds, casts, and other treatment immobilization devices.
Supervision - Consistently coordinates and supervises the radiation therapy staff in the implementation of patient treatments plans, including the use of immobilization devices, field arrangements and other treatment variables.
Procedures - Assist with intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments.
Educational Requirements: Graduate of a formally organized hospital or college medical physics program with clinical and classroom curriculum.
Certification/License Title: CPR Certification
Additional Certification/Licensure Requirements: Board certification in medical physicist required.
Additional Skills & Experience Requirements: Must be able to understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to derive computerized treatment plans, and communicate these aspects to the Radiation Oncologist for plan approval and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation.
Internal Number: 24542
About Saint Francis Healthcare System
OUR MISSION & VALUES
WELCOME TO SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER
Saint Francis Medical Center is a 308-bed facility serving more than 713,000 people throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Guided by our mission to provide a ministry of healing and wellness inspired by our Catholic philosophy and values, we have become a progressive, innovative regional tertiary care referral center.
Our major service lines, which have received national recognition, include:
Family BirthPlace, featuring the region’s first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Level III Emergency and Trauma Center with Convenient Care
Saint Francis Medical Center has been named one of the top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for six consecutive years—an honor no other employer in Missouri has achieved. The prestigious program is open to companies across the healthcare industry—hospitals, service companies, suppliers, payers and others—with at least 25 employees. Saint Francis was the only hospital in the state named to the list for 2012.
WHO WE ARE
...Saint Francis Medical Center is a Catholic healthcare provider. The Medical Center’s belief in God’s love for us and our love for God and neighbors is the guiding principle that affects who Saint Francis is as a healthcare facility and what it does in its healing ministry.
Saint Francis endeavors to follow Christ’s healing tradition, witnessing God’s loving presence among all people, safeguarding the sacredness and dignity of human life, and providing care to all who seek help.
Saint Francis follows the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. To view the Directives, click here.
The Medical Center’s commitment to this philosophy is carried out daily through the following values that guide and direct its work.
The Mission of Saint Francis Healthcare System is to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ.
A leading Catholic healthcare system that celebrates and protects the gift of life by providing exceptional patient outcomes in quality, safety, access and value.
Integrity – Doing what is right and just
Stewardship – Appropriately managing all resources
Faith – Trusting in something unseen
Hope – What we give to those in despair
Joy – Serving with a happy heart in reflection of Christ’s love
Compassion – Seeing others through Christ’s eyes
Excellence – Constantly striving to do our best
Dignity – Respecting human life from beginning to end