Oncology Physicist - Radiation Oncology Clinic - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center



Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.



Position Summary

The Oncology Physicist is primarily engaged in ensuring high standards in the planning/optimization, delivery and evaluation of radiation therapy, and in this capacity is responsible for ensuring the accurate and consistent performance of radiological equipment and for verifying the accuracy and adequacy of treatment plans and dose calculations.??

The Oncology Physicist ensures that all radiation oncology treatment and simulation machines, and all sealed brachytherapy sources, are correctly calibrated according to accepted protocols.?? Implements a comprehensive program for quality control of the radiation-producing equipment to assure their constant acceptable performance, for patient safety and treatment efficacy.

The Oncology Physicist assists in the implementation and quality assurance of the planning and delivery of radiotherapy, including technical specifications / tolerances as well as the flow of procedures entailed in the process, including the supervision and QC review of treatment plans and dose calculations.


Complexity of Duties and Responsibilities:
Job activities are fairly complex and highly diversified but are structured within a pre-defined work routine.?? Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts or conditions regarding patient care or practice problems to determine what action should be taken within the specifications of standard practice.

Supervisory Accountability:
This position is responsible for the supervision of the work of the Dosimetrist and Radiation Therapists.?? This position is responsible for guiding the work of the Radiation Oncology Department.?? Does make hire-fire decisions.

Works with confidential data on a daily basis as related to patient/agency specific information, records and contacts.??

Interpersonal Contacts:
The individual in this position has frequent/on-going contact and communication with physicians, patients, families, the general public, staff and volunteers of non-profit groups, and with the staff of other health care agencies and institutions.?? The individual in this position also has frequent contact and communication with hospital leadership, administrators and other staff members.?? The duties of this position require teamwork and collaboration.?? The communication is most often complex, confidential and of significance to the population.

Impact of Actions and Decisions:
Errors are detectable.?? Effect not contained to the hospital.?? Errors could result in monetary loss.?? Must have working knowledge of compliance with regulatory and accreditation agency standards.?? High impact on patient welfare.?? Must have working knowledge of individual role as it applies to the Patient Safety Plan.

Physical Demand/Working Conditions:
Somewhat discomforting physical demands and/or working conditions.?? Exposure to situations such as continuous lifting, computer activity, discomforting levels of noise, dust, heat, fumes, and other elements but with?? none present to the extent of being continually discomforting.?? Slight probability of significant accident or health hazards or exposure to blood borne pathogens.?? Exposure to radioactive material.?? Position is 80% normal office condition and 20% physical efforts and potential exposure to radiation.

Minimum Requirements

Must possess a Masters Degree in Physics or closely related field.?? Must be registered as an Authorized Medical Physicist on State Licenses granted to facilities in designated area of responsibility.??

Requires at least 3 years of full-time experience as a radiation oncology medical physicist, including clinical experience with linac calibrations and QC, treatment planning system QC and routine use, radiation safety, IMRT planning and delivery, computer systems quality control and medical physics program documentation.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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