Mercyhealth MEDICAL PHYSICIST 1 in Janesville, Wisconsin
POSITION TITLE: Medical Physicist I
JOB SUMMARY Mercyhealth has an exciting opportunity for a medical physicist interested in implementing new technologies. The position offers flexible scheduling and a highly competitive salary. The radiation oncology division has sites in Janesville Wisconsin and Rockford Illinois. This position will be primarily based at our Rockford site, with the possibility for flexible scheduling and cross-coverage at our Janesville site.
Our system is undergoing significant technological updates. A new linear accelerator is currently being installed at the Janesville campus. The new physicist will be responsible for implementing a new program including VMAT and SRS/SBRT. A full suite of QA tools is available.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Applications Acts as a resource to the Physician(s), Dosimetrist(s), and all partners as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of Cancer patients. Provides professional services in all aspects of Therapeutic radiological physics including external beam radiation therapy, IMRT, LDR, and HDR Brachytherapy, general diagnostic, radiation safety, acceptance testing and commissioning of new radiation therapy equipment according to established protocols. Assists and provides direction in radiation safety programs, clinical consultation, patient treatment and set-up consultation. Assists with patient set-up, field placement, simulation, and CT as needed. Checks all calculations on new patients. Completes weekly patient chart review. Oversees precise planning and delivery of radiation treatments. Serves as a consultant to hospital administration and relating departments.
Linear Accelerator Quality Assurance - Simulator Quality Assurance Responsible for all aspects of Quality Assurance on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis as outlines in the Physics Quality Assurance Manual.
Treatment Planning Computer/Water Scanning Equipment/Other Equipment Acts as a resource to the Dosimetrist on complex plans. Coordinates service with the manufacturer and installs updates as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned. Uses appropriate scripting, barriers, and patient identifiers as required per position.
AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION
Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for services and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcome's feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Cost - Conserves Organization resources.
Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
Graduate with a Masters of Science in Medical Physics One year Medical Physics internship Two years of extensive dosimetry training
ABR Board Certification strongly recommended
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills. Strong organizational and prioritization skills Ability to perform multiple functions with minimal direction, independent of supervision Complex problem solving Strong interpretive/analytical skills
OSHA Exposure Category B Radiation Hazard The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Patients, families, physicians, service personnel, health care team members, community
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Manual dexterity to operate equipment
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION/SUPERVISES
Performs routine duties independent of supervision, but consults with the Radiation Oncologist, and Medical Physicist II as required. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.