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Physicist

Company: Novant Health
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
Novant Health is seeking a Physicist to provide medical physics services to the radiation oncology departments in accordance with the highest standards of practice. Come join a remarkable team where quality care meets quality service, in every dimension, every time. #JoinTeamAubergine #NovantHealth. Let Novant Health be the destination for your professional growth.

Qualifications

  • Education: Master's Degree required.
  • Experience: Three to five years independent clinical experience as a Medical Physicist required.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Board certification by the American Board of Radiology or equiv.
  • Additional Skills Required: The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a group setting. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability. Attentiveness to detail. Ability to closely follow established procedures. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. In-depth knowledge and understanding of current radiation therapy principles, methods, procedures, and techniques. Knowledge and understanding of the operational characteristics, usage, and safety parameters of a comprehensive range of radiation therapy equipment and facilities. Advanced knowledge of radiation safety principles, methods, and procedures. Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards for the provision of medical physics/radiation therapy to patients. Ability to occasionally travel to meetings or other professional functions. Ability to occasionally work at nights, on Holidays and/or weekends when needed.
  • Additional Skills Preferred: The medical physicist is a member of the Cancer Center Team who is thoroughly familiar with the radiation equipment and radioactive sources commonly utilized in the field of Radiation Oncology. The medical physicist is required to have advanced knowledge of treatment planning, calibration of equipment, electronic medical records documentation and radiation safety. Specifically the individual must be well versed with stereotactic radiosurgery treatment planning, QA and calibration of such equipment. The medical physicist will also have practical experience in all aspects of prostate seed brachytherapy treatment planning, assisting the radiation oncologist in the operating room and post planning. In addition this individual will work closely with the physicians, dosimetrists, therapists and physicists to ensure the best treatment possible for our patients. As member of the team responsible for the treatment of patients the incumbent is responsible for safety, calibration and quality control of all radioactive materials to include Iridium 192 high dose rate afterloader, I-125 brachytherapy seeds and Ra-223 radiopharmaceuticals; and radiation producing equipment to include linear accelerators and CT. This individual will maintain calibration and quality assurance of devices such as ion chambers, electrometers, scanning equipment, film, TLDs. He/she will be able to perform calculations related to verification of patient treatment, calibration of equipment and shielding for new treatment facilities and new procedures. This individual will participate in the Radiation Safety Program, develop internal policies and procedures and have the ability to apply knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations, guidelines and standards for the provision of safe radiation therapy treatment to our patients.

    Responsibilities
    It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.
    • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
    • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
    • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of ""First Do No Harm"".

      Company Description:

      Welcome to Novant HealthWe are an integrated system of physician practices, hospitals, outpatient centers, and more --- each element committed to delivering a remarkable healthcare experience for you and your family. With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that---s easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with you every step of the way on your journey to health and wellness.---- --Remarkable care - We are welcoming a new era in healthcare where achieving good health is just the beginning. We believe in caring for the whole person by getting to know you, having conversations and making connections with our patients. Combining the talent and expertise of our people, the breadth of capabilities across our system, and a commitment to helping you get better and stay healthy is how we are making healthcare remarkable. You can read about some of our remarkable moments here.Ease and convenience - Novant Health is there when and where you need us. We are working to make healthcare easy to access, easy to schedule and easy to understand. We are bringing the ease and convenience that you enjoy in other aspects of your lives to the healthcare experience because we believe that healthcare doesn---t have to be confusing, difficult or disconnected. Start taking control of your health by visiting MyChart.--Community wellness - Our promise is to deliver remarkable healthcare. Part of that promi

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