Medical Physicist - Mountain States Tumor Institute

St. Luke's Health System - Meridian, ID3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $180,000 a year
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Overview

St. Luke's is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for a Medical Physicist to join our team!

The MSTI clinics are dynamic full-service outpatient hematology/oncology treatment centers offering chemo/bio/and radiation therapies.

Medical Physicist – MSTI (Mountain States Tumor Institute)

Along with the radiation oncologists and other members of the treatment-planning team, the Medical Physicist is responsible for establishing treatment-planning and treatment procedures. Equipment includes 6 Varian linear accelerators (3 TrueBeam, 2 iX, and 1 EX), Varisource HDR, and Varian Eclipse treatment planning. The successful candidate will be joining a team of 4 radiation oncologists, 6 medical dosimetrists, and 4 other medical physicists.

Required Criteria

MS in Medical Physics or a related field
3 years in radiation oncology physics setting or completion of CAMPEP Accredited Residency
Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics (TRP) or Therapeutic Medical
Physics (TMP) by the ABR or ABMP

Job Functions

Ensures that all treatment machines and radiation sources are correctly calibrated according to accepted protocols.
Helps define the specifications for the purchase of treatments unit(s) including external beam and brachytherapy units, therapy simulators, CT and ultrasound units, other therapy imaging systems, and treatment planning system.
Ensures that all radiation safety requirements throughout the facility are met.
In coordination with other team members, develops and maintains a QA program.
Ensures that the beam and source data are accurate and correctly entered into the treatment planning system.
Establishes treatment planning and dose calculation procedures that are used throughout the department, and ensures their accuracy.
In consultation with the radiation oncologists, performs or oversees treatment planning and determination of radiation dose distributions in patients undergoing treatment.
Ensures policies and procedures contain proper elements of good radiation oncology practice, delivery of treatment, radiation safety, quality control, and regulatory compliance.
Releases a treatment machine into clinical service after maintenance, and documents that any alteration caused by the maintenance and repair schedule does not affect the accelerator performance or calibration.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Preferred Criteria

Experience with Eclipse
Experience with Varian linear accelerators

St. Luke’s is committed to personal and professional growth, continued education, a positive work environment, and excellent patient care. We offer generous benefits, and we value work-life balance.

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