Under the general supervision of the Director of Medical Physics, provides clinical physics leadership in assuring that clinical operations of a designated radiation oncology center (on-site) fulfill its clinical goals. Provides supervision of on-site physicists and dosimetrists. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Director of Medical Physics in strategic planning and development of clinical operations. Works with all participants within the designated facility and others to ensure that the Center renders high quality patient care and services, including efficient patient flow/access, resolution of treatment issues, coordination of ancillary services, oversight of medical physics records, and enhancement of patient support and service improvement. This position is within Emory University.
Handles compliance with environmental and radiation safety and other regulations at the Center. At the direction of the Radiation Oncologists, provides optimized computerized treatment planning documents to Radiation Oncologists for review and selection. Confers with Radiation Oncologists and Residents regarding patient disease to provide an optimal treatment plan. Produces plan with pertinent instructions to accomplish patient set-up documented on plan. Assists Radiation Oncologists in defining and localizing beam coverage and target volumes. Utilizes optical disk, film digitizer or analog digitizer to input physical patient parameters into treatment planning system.
Constructs molds, casts, compensating filters, and beam-shaping shielding devices to accomplish patient treatment and reproducibility per computerized plan. Assists in the application of brachytherapy procedures including high-dose rate applications, interstitial, hyperthermia, P32, and brain implants. Oversees quality assurance monitoring, loading and transportation of radioactive material. Performs quality management processes of the department including chart checks, dose calculations, radiation monitoring, and equipment calibrations. Maintains skills to assess and care for patients of all ages. Provides support and assistance for other medical physics activities related to patient care and staff education. Participates in on-going research projects. May be involved in the didactic and clinical supervision of medical physics students and radiation oncology residents. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master of science or PhD in medical physics with the appropriate clinical training. Three years of experience in a clinical setting (which may include residency training). ABR (American Board of Radiology) certification is required.