JOB SUMMARY: Provides professional medical physics services. Works with radiation oncologists in designing and modifying radiation treatment for patients including evaluating and interpreting medical radiation treatment prescriptions. Engages in treatment planning, research and development, policy drafting, and monitoring health & safety regulations. Responsible for equipment monitoring and calibration.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs calibration checks, safety surveys and acceptance testing of linear accelerators, and other sources of radiation to ensure correct and consistent results or outputs are achieved
Develops, supervises, and maintains quality assurance programs throughout radiation therapy
Consults with radiation oncologists and staff concerning patient treatments and radiation safety
Trains and advises technical staff on new equipment and protocols
Lectures and trains other health professionals
Responds to problems, and provides advice and technical assistance as needed
Researches new equipment developments and techniques, assessing the impact on existing clinical practices
Updates knowledge of health and safety legislation and procedures
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of MS required in Radiation Therapeutic Medical Physics. At least 6 months of experience related to duties and responsibilities specified herein. Board certified as Medical Physicist (ABR, ABMP, or equivalent) preferred. Texas State License in Therapeutic Medical Physics required.
LIST ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR SKILLS REQUIRED TO INCLUDELANGUAGE AND EQUIPMENT. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. 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. Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops. Broad product knowledge in area of specialty and ability to develop purchasing specifications.
The START Center has an immediate opening for a board certified Radiotherapy Physicist. The position reports directly to the Director of Medical Physics and will join a team of two Physicists and four Dosimetrists. The Physicist will provide standard medical physics services including machine calibrations, quality assurance on equipment as well as patient treatments, radiation safety, and review of treatment planning. The Physicist will also assist in implementing new technologies as necessary.
The START Center for Cancer Care has four radiation oncology facilities with Varian Linear Accelerators treating 80-100 patients a day. All facilities will have a Varian dual energy linear Accelerator with capabilities to perform IMRT and IGRT in addition to conventional radiation. Radiosurgery is performed at our main campus on a Varian Edge. The START Center for Cancer Care uses Eclipse treatment planning system and ARIA record and verify system.
Additional Salary Information: Bonuses are discretionary, but offered twice a year and contribute to the overall compensation.
About The START Center for Cancer Care
Regional Leaders in Advanced, Compassionate Care for Cancer.
At the START Center, we provide leading-edge cancer treatment backed by a deep commitment to advancing toward a new era in cancer care. Our team strives to offer each patient a comprehensive treatment plan that includes multi-specialty services, genetic profiling of tumors, targeted therapies, state-of-the-art treatment technology, and easy access to clinical research options you won’t find anywhere else in the region. We also provide comprehensive care for blood disorders and
Best of all, this world-class care is right here in San Antonio, making it much easier and more convenient for you to get the treatment, support and hope you need in your battle against cancer. We provide Radiation Therapy at four locations throughout the San Antonio and Boerne area and The Edge, Radiosurgery, at our main location.
Overall The START Center has 415 employees locally to provide services for people with cancer along with research that expands us globally in our endeavors. Benefits are offered after two full months of employment, PTO accrues immediately and is available after 60 days of employment and our 401(k) Plan is also during the same time frame and provides a 3% match.