Kelsey-Seybold

  • PHYSICIST

    City US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 7 days ago(1/11/2019 1:48 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-19776
    Category
    Provider
  • Overview

    The medical physicist is responsible for ensuring quality care in the use of radiation producing sources as well as imaging equipment and the protection of patients and staff from radiation. They advise and/or consult with the physicians on the desired dose for treatment along with overseeing and managing dosimetry. The medical physicist is responsible for all equipment calibration and safe radiation practice and procedures as well as quality control on imaging equipment. They are expected to provide leadership as well as a wide degree of creativity and technical skills.

    Responsibilities

    Establish and implement programs to be compliant with part 25 Texas Administrative Code 289.229 and 289.231. These include but are not limited to the following:

             Establish and implement calibration and quality assure program for all external beam treatment machines including:

    1. Perform initial calibration and commissioning of all newly acquired equipment
    2. Annual, monthly, weekly, and daily review of treatment machine function and accuracy
    3. Develop and maintain written procedures and forms for QA, safety and equipment operation.
    4. Develop and maintain dosimetry standards pertaining to radiation dosimetry systems
    5. Perform annual Radiologic Physics Center TLD check of treatment machines
    6. Develop and verify computer dose planning protocols
    7. Provide support to clinical computer systems through ongoing QA, backup, and new software installation

    Interfaces with equipment vendor to maintain and provide reports on monthly, quarterly, and annual on equipment PM. Collaborate with equipment engineers to review the corrective action prior to machine returning to clinical service. Inform Medical Director and management of any equipment related issues or concerns.

    Develops and Maintains clinical physics procedures and protocols. Responsible for developing and implementing QA processes for the department and/or any new procedures.

    Generates a plan of care based on established protocols and State/ Federal guidelines. Provides consultation to the Radiation Oncologist regarding special clinical physics considerations for individual patients.

    Develops and performs patient specific dose measurements required for determination of monitor units or verification of treatment. Oversees determination of patient parameters required for treatment planning calculations. Perform initial review of dose on each patient to verify dosimetry calculations Review and approves data taken by dosimetrist. Interprets and provides written reports as needed. Performs weekly physics chart checks. Attending morning meeting.

    Develop and/or oversee fabrication of mechanical treatment devices used for field shape blocking

    Develops and implements techniques for special procedures. Oversee implementation of new treatment devices. Oversee data transfer systems for treatment plans.

    Ensures the organization has a Quality Assurance program to meet the requirements of state inspections and accreditation surveys such as AAAHC and APEX. Provides guidance to the Radiation Safety Committee. May serves as the RSO.

    Initiates appropriate charge capture with timely documentation in accordance with department policy. Responsible for providing budgetary input regarding medical physics

    Responsible for managing dosimetry and the workflow. Serves as a clinical resource to the staff. Trains staff on new procedures or techniques.

    Participates in morning rounds

    Performs all other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • MS or Ph D in Medical Radiation Physics
    • 5 years’ experience minimal experience with Varian True beam Technology, Eclipse Planning, Aria record and verify systems, SBRT & SRS

    • Full Texas Medical Physics License, Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or American Board of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology Physics
    • A working knowledge of Title 25, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 289, Texas Regulations for Radiation Control, Posses computer networking skills necessary to establish and maintain Radiation Therapy Planning systems.
    • Possess ability to supervise and oversee others. Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with staff, physicians, managers and patients.

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