Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:47 AM
Job Description Summary: The Medical Physicist Specialist works closely with the radiation oncologists, director and department manager to ensure the highest standards of physics services. This includes, but is not limited to, the overview and quality control of all treatment calculations for treatment; consultation with radiation oncologists and other physician specialties concerning radiation therapy planning; supervision of, and consultation with, the physicists and dosimetrists on computer treatment planning and any associated dosimetry; determination of the radiation output of all radiation therapy treatment units, and all other duties as they relate to the operation of radiation within the Radiation Oncology departments. Additionally each medical physicist specialist leads a key area of radiation which supports the health system and strengthens the radiation department. The three key areas of radiation include: Education and Training, Technology and Planning and Radiation Safety.The Physicist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of radiation oncology treatment planning and dosimetry, including indirect supervision of the medical dosimetrists Provides medical physics services in accordance with the highest standards of practices as required by HFAP, NRC, State of MI, OSHA and other regulatory bodies Performs the duties and responsibilities of a medical dosimetrist when necessary Contributes to the development of students in the department and is responsible for teaching and completing radiation therapy student competencies Proper documentation in EMR and department documentation as required. Has a thorough understanding of proper billing practices and is able to use site specific office management system for scheduling and billing Responsible for commissioning and acceptance of new radiation oncology equipment Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures as evidenced by observation, documentation and peer feedback for the following: Adolescent - Over 16 years Adult - 18 to 64 years Later Adult - 65 years and older Education and Training Specialist will develop internship and residency opportunities for physicist and dosimetry students, precept students, develop and implement continuing education programs for radiation staff and plan and facilitate regular treatment planning rounds with physicists, dosimetrists and students. Speaks to community groups and students as requested regarding the use of radiation for the treatment of cancer Technology and Planning Specialist will research radiation technologies that are available, work with managers and physicians to recommend what technology should be pursued for each radiation site, complete ROI and presentations for consideration by finance and CEOs for their review and approval and then lead and implement any approved technology projects Radiation Safety Specialist will act as the Radiation Safety Officer for Covenant Healthcare. This includes constant surveillance of NRC and other regulatory body rules and development of policies and procedures for compliance. In addition monitor all radiation equipment and exposure badges and report to the Radiation Safety Committee on a regular basis. Goal is for zero variances and reportable events. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Medical Physics is required Certification or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology in Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology Physics, or comparable certification by the American College of Medical Physics Must be BLS-CPR certified Experience in HDR, prostate seed, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and IMRT – eligible for and completes requirements for all modalities within 2 years of employment KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Master’s Degree in Medical Physics is required Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to work well with the radiation oncology team as well as patients and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with others in person and on the telephone Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing must be completed annually WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards. Constant standing, walking, sitting, twisting, reaching, handling. Constant finger dexterity, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision. Constant midrange vision, far vision, depth perception. Constant visual accommodation, color vision, field of vision. Frequent reclining. Occasional lift up to 100 or more lbs. Occasional carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing. Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, squatting, crawling. Company Description Covenant HealthCare is a regional health care leader that offers a dynamic and supportive working atmosphere. Our workforce is comprised of a highly professional, diverse group of more than 4,000 individuals. We hold a high standard of patient care and support in our organization's success, which is why we believe that our staff plays a vital role in making Covenant HealthCare extraordinary. What makes a career at Covenant HealthCare so extraordinary? We are one of the largest, most comprehensive health care facilities north of metropolitan Detroit. We offer a broad spectrum of careers in services including cardiology, critical care, surgery, imaging and diagnostics, laboratory, oncology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, physical therapy, home health care and more. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, advancement and educational opportunities. We offer a culture rich in our Covenant WE CARE values.
• Location: Saginaw
• Post ID: 46454297 saginaw