Chief Medical Physics
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The Chief of Physics is a leadership role that shapes the continuing operation of the radiation oncology program at Saint Anne’s Hospital. This position requires both technical and clinical skills that are supplemented with a strategic mindset. The role is heavily focused on problem solving and project management skills as well as human and equipment resources management. The job also requires an in depth knowledge of the application of medical physics principles in the support of clinical trials offered by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG). A majority of the position responsibilities involve radiation therapy physics, treatment planning, equipment commissioning, HDR, and radiation safety.
Minimum Education Requirements:
Masters degree in Physics required, a PhD degree in Physics is preferred; American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics certification or eligibility is required; proficient computer skills; completion of a residency or post doctoral program in a hospital or clinical setting; ability to work on treatment machines in all modes. Can demonstrate radiation safety when working with radioactive isotopes.
Minimum Work Experience:
Seven to 10 years in a clinical setting as a medical physicist supporting a high volume Radiation Oncology Department; experience with managing personnel of varying educational backgrounds; effective communication skills among individuals from a variety of disciplines; experience with quality assurance program, prospective and retrospective in focus; and experience in project planning and implementation.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Occasionally lifts and carries supplies and equipment. Visual acuity required to read numbers and the ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus. Occasional prolonged walking and standing, manual dexterity and mobility, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching; frequent keyboarding.
knowledge and understanding of IMPAC, Varian Eclipse 3D and IMRT treatment planning software; knowledge and understanding of calibration equipment; knowledge of MU Check software, GE CT HiSpeed NXi Simulator, Oldelft conventional simulator; knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and hospital information management systems.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Important COVID message
Please note, Saint Anne’s Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.