Assoc Medical Physicist

Summary:
Reports directly to Medical Physicist-in-Chief or Associate Chief Medical Physicist Department of Radiation Oncology for clinical practice and administrative duties and responsibilities. In collaboration with other professional and support staff: establishes adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry; measures and characterizes radiation to determine delivered dose; consults with physicians regarding treatment planning; and develops maintains and directs radiotherapy and radiosurgery quality assurance programs. Conducts and participates in departmental research and development projects and in teaching activities for residents and students. Division of workload will be approximately 75% clinical 20% research and teaching and 5% administrative.

 

Responsibilities:
Develops equipment specifications for radiation therapy and radiosurgery equipment brachytherapy simulation and radiation detection.



Plans and specifies shielding designed to protect patients workers and the general public from radiation incident to radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment and evaluates the installed shielding.



Develops procedures and participates in the initial acceptance evaluation and commissioning of equipment used for external-beam therapy radiosurgery brachytherapy simulation treatment planning and radiation detection and their associated computer systems algorithms data and output.



Develops procedures and participates in the continuing evaluation of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatment brachytherapy simulation and radiation detection equipment.



Provides evidence of compliance with regulatory and accreditation agency rules and recommendations for equipment used in radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatment brachytherapy simulation and radiation detection.



Develops and/or evaluates in collaboration with physicians policies and procedures related to the appropriate therapeutic use of radiation.



Develops and/or evaluates in collaboration with physicians imaging techniques that pertain to simulation treatment planning and treatment delivery for radiotherapy and radiosurgery procedures.



Develops and/or evaluates in collaboration with physicians and dosimetrists dosimetric plans for the treatment of patients undergoing radiation therapy.



Reviews radiation oncology and radiosurgery dosimetry information noted in patient records.



Participates in the management of staff responsible for treatment planning machine maintenance and repair and other physics support staff.



Develops other medical applications of physics as appropriate to safely carry out radiotherapy and radiosurgery procedures.



Performs research prepares scientific publications and pursues funding to support the academic development of medical physics at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University Medical School.



Provides radiation oncology physics teaching for physicians medical physicists residents and other departmental support staff and students.



Participates in scientific meetings and professional societies to exchange information and enhance professional expertise.



Provides institutional consultation for program development in radiation oncology.



Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

MS or PhD degree in physics or medical physics.



Appropriate Board Certification.



Qualifications sufficient for a faculty appointment at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University at the faculty rank of Assistant Professor Associate Professor or Full Professor.



nterpersonal skills to teach and supervise students and to interact with other members of the professional and support staffs.



Knowledge and skills to provide care to patients with consideration of the aging process human development stages and cultural patterns at each step of the radiotherapy process.



EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated experience working with medical physicists radiation oncologists and other health care professionals in a Radiation Oncology Department.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Exposed to low-level radiation.



Wears badge to monitor exposure.



Able to maneuver and setup dosimetric phantoms for radiation measurements.



Travels to sites of meetings and conferences.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides supervision and shall be available for consultation to other physicists dosimetrists and radiation therapists as required.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union