Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is looking for a new Certified Medical Physicist to join their Radiation Oncology Team. This role is responsible for quality assurance, acceptance testing, commissioning and calibration of therapy machines and treatment planning systems, as well as, the verification of design optimization, technical evaluation, precise and accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans. May participate in clinical, research and educational duties.
Employment Type : Full Time - Salaried (1.0 FTE) Benefits : M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location : Eugene, OR
Three Varian linear accelerators: Halcyon, Trilogy and IX
GE 580 Optima CT Simulator
Nucletron microSelection HDR unit with the Ocentra treatment planning system
Eclipse for external beam planning
ARIA record and verify information system
ArcCheck and Portal Dosimetry for IMRT/VMAT QA, and Calypso.
Determines the need for, specifies, and accesses dosimetric and treatment planning equipment including, but not limited to measurement instruments to calibrate all treatment equipment and monitoring devices, computerized treatment planning systems, computerized water phantom systems with appropriate ionization chambers and diodes, film densitometry systems, etc.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to radiation therapy
Participates in the specification, selection, and acceptance of radiation-producing machines, accessories, and computerized treatment-planning system.
Supervises arrangements for proper commissioning and maintenance of radiation treatment equipment.
Periodically evaluates all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age and condition and makes recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence and replacement.
Maintains responsibility for the design and implementation of the aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of the external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and approval of the procedures followed by the radiation therapy staff.
Advises and consults with physicians to provide advice or direction to technical staff when patients are being planned or treated.
Develops protocols for performing and checking monitor units calculations to ensure all calculations agree with written prescription.
Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription and review any changes in dose and patient set-up.
Oversees and is responsible for maintaining all required documentation relating to radiation treatment plans and equipment.
Participates in HDR procedures
Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students.
May be expected to provide support at other US Oncology practices.
Masters or PH.D. from an accredited college or university in Physics/Medical Physics.
Minimum three to five (3-5) years' experience in radiation physics.
Current certification in field by American Board of Radiology or Board of Medical Physics.
Must obtain and maintain certification and valid state license for medical physics as required.
Must maintain certification and continuing education requirements outlined by American College of Radiology.