Radiation Physicist - Rock Hill/Lancaster Radiation Therapy

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Rock Hill, SC, USA
  • Oct 18, 2017
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

Location Details: 
 
 
 
Job Summary
Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has more than 900 care locations throughout North and South Carolina and is the largest health care system in the Carolinas. Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) provides patients with access to nationally renowned physicians and state-of-the-art treatments at 25 cancer care locations, including 9 radiation therapy centers.
Provides physics services related to the planning and delivery of therapeutic radiation treatment in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription. Provides technical leadership including clinical set-up expertise to radiation oncologists, dosimetrists and therapists. Performs quality assurance checks according to NC state requirements and industry standards for all department equipment.

Essential Functions
 
  • Works collaboratively with radiation oncologists, medical dosimetrists, and radiation therapists to provide technical expertise in treatment planning, patient setup, and treatment delivery.
  • Performs quality assurance checks based on industry standards on all equipment including, but not limited to, linear accelerators; CT scanners; treatment planning systems; and brachytherapy sources and equipment per AAPM recommendations and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains a high level of expertise in the use of the treatment planning and treatment delivery hardware and software, and performs routine quality assurance checks and peer reviews of treatment plan quality.
  • Performs physics chart checks during the course of care for patients under treatment; makes recommendations for policy and procedure updates; and provides oversight for the technical aspects of the treatment delivery process. 
  • Supports the physicians and chief medical physicist in the analysis and review of new and existing treatment delivery methods and makes evidenced based recommendations.   
  • Recommends opportunities for performance improvement and leads performance improvement projects; participates in research; and maintains a current industry knowledge by attending industry meetings and reviewing industry journals.
  • Collaborates with physics and dosimetry staff at other enterprise LCI locations for best practices.
  • Provides staff in-services; radiation safety education; and participates in the instruction of radiation therapy students rotating through the clinic.
  • In conjunction with the chief medical physicist, works closely with radiology, as needed, for advanced imaging techniques and QA that benefit radiation oncology patients.
 
 
Physical Requirements
This position requires frequent to moderate heavy lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying in excess of 100 pounds. Requires frequent walking, standing, stooping and reaching. Manual dexterity required. Heavy concentration with computers. Environment is climate controlled. Exposure to radiation, chemicals, pathogens and patient body fluids.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Masters Degree in Medical Physics or equivalent field of study. Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics by the American Board of Radiology or its International equivalent preferred. 3 years experience as a Radiation Medical Physicist preferred.
 
 
 
 
 
 
At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
 
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
 
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Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer