Medical Physics is that branch of physics that is associated with the practice of Medicine. the practice of medical Physics means the use of principles and accepted protocols of physics to ensure the correct quality, quantity, and placement of radiation during the performance of a radiological procedure. Therapeutic Medical Physicists (TMPs) works in Radiation Oncology and will have responsibilities that include some of the following; protection of the patient and others from potentially harmful or excessive radiation; establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry; the measurement and characterization of radiation used for radiotherapy; the performance and supervision of treatment planning; the determination of delivered dose; advancement of procedures necessary to ensure delivered dose integrity; the assessment and monitoring of image quality; development and direction of quality assurance programs; assistance to other health care professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation; and compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. The advanced performance level TMP can expertly perform the most complex of these tasks, and has the experience to commission and clinically implement novel technologies. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Reference: VA Handbook 5005 Appendix G48, FS 00102-553, 0101-553
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