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Medical Physicist, Ortenzio Cancer Center

  • Job ID: 028164558
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Rad OncologyMed Serv Pav
  • Location: 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $79.84 to $119.74 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Medical Physicist is responsible to oversee the work of the dosimetrist and ensure that complex treatments are properly tailored for each patient while working with the Radiation Oncologist to plan treatment delivery to patients. Responsible for the development and direction of quality control programs for equipment and procedures,making sure the equipment works properly by taking precise measurements of the radiation beam, performing clinical physics duties of maintaining Commonwealth regulatory compliance and calibrating all radiation therapy equipment.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Fulfills the physics needs relative to radiation therapy to include both routine and non-routine dosimetry,calibration of machines, the treatment area and brachytherapy.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Participates in brachytherapy procedures.
  • Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. Assume responsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate.
  • Provides consultative services to hospital staff relative to radiation activities including Radiation Safety Committee. Maintain documentation as appropriate.
  • Performs commissioning on radiation therapy equipment as required or requested.
  • Performs and documents all quality assurance and quality control associated with physics.
  • Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for Ortenzio Cancer Center . Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.
  • Conducts in-service program for hospital staff relative to radiation safety and the ALARA program and maintain documentation as appropriate.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Performs surveys to evaluate shielding requirements and radiation exposure limits. Maintains documentation of results and follow-up actions.
  • Documents billing charges for physics procedures performed by physicist.
  • Establishes and documents physics/dosimetry policies and procedures.
  • Calibrates instruments and documents as required to include dosimetry, survey and check instruments.

 

Qualifications

  • A physical science or engineering degree required, medical physics is preferred.
  • Masters required
  • Two years Radiation Oncology Physics experience required, five years preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics or equivalent Required AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) Required ABR Board eligible considered.
 

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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