Central Care Cancer Center has an immediate opportunity for a full-time Chief Medical Physicist. This position will provide coverage for two radiation oncology departments in Newton, KS and Salina, KS; with the primary location will being Salina, KS. Central Care physicists are responsible for ensuring and overseeing the highest standards of care through physics services. Modalities include external beam, SRS/SBRT, and HDR.
As the Chief Medical Physicist, this position will be expected to oversee the entire physics team as well as direct the radiation safety program for the radiation oncology department. In addition, the Chief Medical Physicist will consult with the radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists and support staff, as necessary, to provide proper radiation treatment to all Central Care patients.
Performance of testing, calibration, and safety surveys of imaging and radiation therapy equipment in a manner suitable for accurate radiation dose delivery and functioning of equipment.
Direct the acceptance testing of new equipment and treatment devices, and development of purchasing and acceptance specifications for imaging and radiation therapy equipment.
Direct the design and construction of patient treatment aids or special devices (blocks, compensators, molds, etc.).
Direct the radiation safety program for the radiation oncology department.
Participate in equipment planning and evaluation, program planning, marketing, staff review and budget preparation.
Maintain proper records necessary for JCAHO, NRC, state, or other regulatory agencies as required.
Review and approve department policies and procedures and participate in department financial, facility and personnel planning.
Develop safety and quality control policies and procedures related to radiation safety and radiation oncology physics and serve as Radiation Safety Officer at all Central Care locations.
Design and implement pertinent aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment and therapeutic radioisotopes.
Manage the medical physics service in a manner to meet or exceed established standards of practice consistent with the facility size and available resources.
Serve as a member of various committees such as the Radiation Safety Committee, Cancer Committee, CQI Committee, and the Safety Committee.
Establish, develop, and monitor procedures for measuring the performance levels of imaging equipment used in radiation oncology.
Evaluate new technologies and implement as needed (HDR, TrueBeam, PET/CT, etc.).
Consult with the radiation oncologists, as required, concerning patient doses and optimization of patient treatment plans and delivery.
Serve as the focal point for machine maintenance and repair.
Conduct ABR level physics peer reviews at each Central Care location per company policy to better homogenize physics and ensure recommendations are implemented accordingly.
Weekly travel will be required between the two centers. Occasionally, additional travel may be required to participate in physicist peer review activities and/or coverage situations.
Required Education, Skills and Experience
7+ years’ experience working in radiation oncology
Previous experience as Chief Medical Physicist preferred
Experience with Varian's HDR solution
Certified in the field of Radiation Oncology Physics by the American Board of Radiology
About Central Care, PA
Central Care Cancer Center is committed to providing comprehensive, advanced cancer treatments and support services close to home for patients, families and communities. Central Care Cancer Center's exceptional team of oncologists provide radiation and medical oncology/hematology services in 16 locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.