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Chief Clinical Physicist - Helen F. Graham Cancer

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Division of Medical Physics within The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute's (HFGCCRI) Department of Radiation Oncology is searching for a Chief Clinical Physicist. This clinical leader will lead a team of approximately 20 highly trained medical physicists and Dosimetrists to provide high quality medical physics service to patients requiring radiation therapy. In addition, they will direct all clinical physics activity in the Radiation Oncology Department; and assures compliance with existing state, federal, NRC, ASTRO and JCAHO regulations pertaining to the use of radiation within the department. The Chief also, has responsibility for developing and maintaining departmental policies and the quality assurance program on clinical physics services as well as supporting the implementation of new programs, treatments and therapies which offer effective, innovative radiation treatment options to patients within our regional service area.

Position Qualifications:
PhD preferred, M.S. accepted in Medical Physics or related field. Five (5) years of experience working as a clinical physicist in a large community hospital. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Special requirements:
Board Certification by the American Board of Radiology and Therapeutic Radiological Physics, Diagnostic Radiological Physics, and Medical Nuclear Physics is preferred, with a minimum of board certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and board eligibility in other areas.

This role offers:

Robust benefit package including full medical, dental and vision

Management Incentive Plan

403(b) with a company match

Generous paid time off

Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

In this role you will:

Conduct regular and periodic staff meetings for areas of accountability to discuss problems, procedures and new policies and is accountable for the implementation of polices/ procedures.

Supervise clinical physicists in daily tasks. Provides direct oversight and provides strong leadership while mentoring and developing team members. Manages and coordinates coaching and disciplinary actions.

Ensure medical physics systems, processes, and people maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of areas of accountability. Develop and maintain performance dashboards for physics and dosimetry workflows. Analyzes, forecasts, and presents key metrics for evaluation.

Support Chief of Radiation Oncology in development of business plans for related radiation oncology growth strategies.

Work closely with physician champions, sponsors, stakeholders, and frontline staff to create strategy and timeline for projects, new technologies and programs, focusing on clinical process improvements or regulatory requirements.

Supervise dosimetry and mold room technicians, assigning work tasks and prioritizing and scheduling jobs.

Review and critique all external beam treatment plans, the use of beam modifiers and immobilization techniques for patients receiving photon and electron radiation therapy.

Check patient charts, performs therapy machine calibration.

Develop instrumentation, assist in data acquisition and analysis, and other activities related to clinical physics research projects.

Supervise the maintenance of an inventory log of all radiation sources used in brachytherapy. Performs periodic wipe testing of sources. Supervise the maintenance of all dosimetry systems to include ionization chambers, (TLD) dosimeters, and film devices.

Serve as member of Radiation Safety Committee.

Provide lectures to house staff, technical, and nursing for personnel.

Maintain a liaison with the Radiation Safety Officer of the Medical Center.

Calibrate and monitor in a timely manner performance of linear accelerators, orthovoltage unit, radiotherapy simulator. Oversee/perform repair and maintenance of linear accelerators, orthovoltage unit, radiotherapy simulator, and treatment planning computer systems.

Evaluate radiation therapy purchases to devise and implement new treatment methods and devices.

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Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 992769

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jul 24, 2022