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Essential Job Duties:
Under the direction of leadership, the Medical Physicist coordinates compliance aspects of a Radiation Safety and/or Imaging Safety programs. This includes training, developing, and implementing policy and procedures, compliance testing, quality assurance and backup coverage for Radioactive Material/ Radiation Safety Programs. All aspects of this position will be carried out within the provision of Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies while acknowledging guidance provided through appropriate industry standards.
Provide clinical physics support for Radiation Oncology, including operation, acceptance, commissioning, quality assurance and maintenance of all physical aspects of radiation producing equipment and radioactive materials.
Maintaining radiation measurement equipment and survey meters with validated calibration.
Keeping all information vital to the appropriate use of radiation sources (e.g. x-ray tubes, linear accelerators, sealed sources, other radiation devices).
Expanding and maintaining quality assurance for all treatment modalities, including simulation, to ensure patients acquire the best care available.
Development and improvement of a quality assurance program for all software systems, including simulation, treatment planning, computerized treatment management, and electronic medical record systems, to assure that patients receive prescribed doses and dose distributions, within accepted degrees of accuracy.
Acquisition, storage, use, and quality assurance of radiation beam data used for computerized treatment planning.
Collaborating with radiation oncologists on the physical and radiobiological aspects of patients' treatments and the development of patient plans.
Perform, direct, or supervise calculation of dose distributions and machine monitor units for patient treatments.
Design and fabrication of treatment aids and beam modifiers.
Weekly chart reviews and planning/delivery process.
In-vivo measurement for dose verification.
Provide in-service education for the radiation oncology staff including physicians, therapists, residents, and other staff.
Ensure and improve compliance with Medical Center Radiation Safety Program, as advised by the Radiation Safety Officer designate for department.
Collaborate with the Medical Center Radiation Safety Officer in performance of the radiation safety program.
Perform, calibrate, and maintain brachytherapy program.
Handling and maintenance of shipping and receiving documents for all radioactive materials within the department.
Develop, implement and perform improved procedures for anatomic, physiologic or functional imaging, and integrate into treatment planning and delivery protocols.
A Master's of Science Degree in Medical Physics from an AAPM Accredited Graduate Program.
PhD in Medical Physics, Physics, Engineering, or related field, preferred.
2 years experience preferred.
Working Title: Radiation Oncology Physicist- Per Diem
Department: Radiation Oncology Academics
Business Entity: Academic / Research
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Academic / Research, Family & Function
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