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The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine has an exceptional opportunity for a clinically focused radiation therapy medical physicist to join our team. This position would be in support of our services at the Delbert Day Cancer Institute in Rolla Missouri. This position is truly unique as Dr. Day is the inventor of TheraSpheres and has active involvement with the institute, the institute has state of the art facilities with plans for expansion, active research programs, and strong connections with Washington University, all while being located in a charming community nestled in the beautiful Ozarks. Medical physics and treatment planning services at the center are provided by several university faculty and staff. Physician leadership is exceptional and very supportive. Washington University has fully integrated medical physics operations and this position offers benefits of practicing in a progressive community radiation therapy practice with support of a broader team across a network of community and academic practices.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Basic calibration and quality assurance monitoring of any medical accelerator, superficial/contrast x-ray machines, x-ray simulator, CT simulator, and brachytherapy.
Determination of the radiation dosimetry parameters for the treatment units, simulators and brachytherapy radiation sources.
Calculation of radiation dose distribution of patients undergoing treatment.
Monitoring or measuring of the dose delivered to selected patients.
Maintaining dosimetry standards pertaining to radiation dosimetry systems.
Space planning and radiation shielding design for new facilities, modalities, and equipment.
Radiation safety surveys for facilities and personnel.
Clinical oversight of technical personnel (dosimetrist).
Consultation to radiation oncologists regarding special clinical physics considerations for individual patients.
Development, maintenance and implementation of calibration and quality assurance programs for all external beam treatment machines, simulators, treatment planning systems and brachytherapy equipment/sources.
Development, maintenance and implementation of quality control procedures.
Development, maintenance and implementation of physics and dosimetry protocols.
Responsibility for the release of treatment machines into clinical services after maintenance, and for documenting that any alterations caused by the maintenance and repair schedule do not affect the treatment unit vis a vis standards promulgated in the AAPM code of practice.
Serving as liaison to equipment manufactures for installation, acceptance testing and verification testing, and making recommendations concerning new equipment acquisitions and upgrades of hardware and software.
Interpreting of test results and advising clinical staff on optimal equipment use.
Overseeing compliance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, licensing and other regulatory requirements governing personnel and general public safety and other issues; and attending Radiation Safety Committee meetings.
On-site contouring or normal anatomy and processing of multimodality imaging, including image registration, deformations, processing of respiratory motion correlated images.
On-site treatment planning for linac based treatments with the Varian Eclipse system, to include 2D, 3D. IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, brachytherapy, and SRS planning.
Master's degree in physics or a related science.
Certified, or eligible for certification, by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics.
The Medical Physics Division currently has over 40 medical physicists for support of our clinical operations, research, educational, and outreach activities. The Division has over 60 other members consisting of medical physics assistants, QA technicians, residents, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, programmers, and staff. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute (https://phelpshealth.org/conditions-treatments/delbert-day-cancer-institute) offers an extensive portfolio of radiation therapy procedures and there are current plans to add the second linear accelerator and to expand imaging and radiopharmaceutical capabilities. The center itself moved into a new building in 2017 and became a part of Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Center Affiliate network in 2018 (https://vimeo.com/275667573) and is APEx accredited since April 2019. It is this combination of people, resources, and organization that make this a truly unique opportunity.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University has developed an exceedingly integrated network of academic and community practices with a mission of advancing the field through research, education, and state of the art clinical practices. The Department supports several education programs, including the longest-standing CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency, and a newly formed graduate program in Medical Physics. All our affiliate clinical facilities are dedicated to promotion of best practices and our clinical operations are designed to leverage the size and scope of resources to advance all practices jointly.
The physics and dosimetry team at Phelps Health are responsible for participating in the local medical physics activities while actively interfacing with the entire Washington University physics & dosimetry group to support the development and deployment of best practices.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiation Oncology. This position is located in Rolla, MO.
The hiring range for this position is $119,288 - $166,982 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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