Physicist- Sr Therapeutic

Job Description

The Senior Therapeutic Physicist participates in the operations of the medical physics group with the clinic. Given the completion of American Board of Radiology certification, its requirements and registration with the State of Ohio as a Certified Radiation Expert, this position, not only participates in the core functions of clinical support, quality assurance, commissioning, special treatment procedures and treatment planning, but also provides oversite, input and review, thereby ensuring the department achieves standards set by the AAPM, ACR, ODH or other standards bodies. Furthermore, this position requires not only competence by also expertise in all aspects of operating the facility. If the Director of Medical Physics is not available, the Senior Therapeutic Medical Physicist has achieved a level of competence and independence that allows this role to serve the clinic as an acting director in clinically impactful decision-making.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect. � Job Function: Physician Support - 20% Facilitate and support physicians� directives with respect to planning and treatment or diagnostic procedures. � Job Function: Additional Leadership - 15% Serve as Acting Director as needed. Initiate and complete clinical and operational improvements. Serve as Acting Director as needed, fully coordinated with the department and Director. Seek out and fulfill leadership roles in the department. Examples are leading chart rounds, leading or facilitating quality assurance committee, and etc. Coordinate these activities with the Director. � Job Function: Quality Assurance and Commissioning - 15% Collection, analysis and reporting of periodic quality assurance data. Collection, analysis and reporting of beam data for acceptance testing and commissioning of new equipment. Assure compliance with regulatory guidelines, both external and internal. � Job Function: Treatment Planning Support - 15% Support treatment planning staff. Produce treatment plans. Support planning or executing of diagnostic procedures. � Job Function: Other Duties - 10% Given the broad of scope of the medical physicists� role, other duties are assigned, as needed. � Job Function: Clinical Support - 10% Support external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy or diagnostic procedures when applicable. � Job Function: Equipment - 5% Survey and maintain departmental equipment and their calibrations. � Job Function: Radiation Safety and Shielding - 5% Support the Radiation Safety division and RSO. Help implement and maintain safe procedures for patients and staff. | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. � Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% � Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 20% � Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 5% � Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 20% � Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 20% � Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% � Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% � Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% � Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% � Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% � Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 20% � Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% � Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 20% � Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 20% � Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 20% � Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% � Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% � Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% � Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% � Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 100% � Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 100% � Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 100% � Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% � Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

Masters Degree - Minimum Required - Medical Physics, Physics, or an accepted degree by the ABR Preferred Degree - Medical Physics, Physics, or accepted degree by the ABR. | American Board of Radiology (abbreviated often as DABR), or equivalent Certified Radiation Expert (as defined by the Ohio Administrative Code) | 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience - Minimum Required ? 6 - 10 Years equivalent experience - Preferred