The Assistant Medical Physicist assists the Medical Physicists in the general medical physics duties pertaining to operating a radiotherapy clinic. This includes, but is not limited to: treatment planning, patient positioning, radiation protection, machine and patient specific quality assurance in close collaboration with therapists, physicians and dosimetrists. The Assistant Medical Physicist will also participate in the acceptance testing and commissioning of the proton therapy equipment. The Assistant Medical Physicist is primarily responsible, under the direct supervision of a medical physicist, for the patient specific and routine QA aspects of the treatment processes and the equipment.
At the direction of the Director, Medical Physics & Dosimetry, participates in the commissioning and acceptance testing of all proton therapy equipment, according to industry standards, all federal state and local regulations governing said commissioning and doing so to meet ProCure deadline for completion.
Performs daily calibrations for all therapy equipment as assigned.
Is proficient using radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning computers, and Record and Verify system.
Adheres to all Medical Physics QA procedures and policies.
Participates in Lean process with center team to ensure quality, efficient and effective production of treatment related work flow throughout the patient treatment process.
Works with the Center Billing Manager to improve processes and produce documentation required during account / appeal processes.
Ensures a robust Physics component of Mosaiq, the Mosaiq EMR and utilizes quality check list for intra and inter ProCure department(s) communication.
Performs quality control tests of proton beam characteristics and mechanical characteristics of all proton therapy equipment under the direct supervision of a Medical Physicist.
Measures enters data used for treatment planning computer software and tests new versions of dosimetry software as directed by a Medical Physicists.
Performs patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations.
Proactively participates in the development, transitioning, and maintenance of paperless processes
Assists the Centers Radiation Safety Officer in performing functions and reporting (annual, adverse incidents, etc) required by partner hospital, local state and federal agencies.
Participates in the at-center training of all new Physics staff as requested by the Director of Center Medical Physics and Dosimetry.
Participates in research and development projects in collaboration with the ProCure Medical Physics teams at the Training and Development Center, as approved by the Director of Center Medical Physics and Dosimetry.
Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to work as part of an integrated care and process team.
Ability to manage time and prioritize work flow.
Technical problem solving.
Superior customer service skills and focus.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed - especially late night shifts to conduct patient specific calibrations.
Ability to travel for educational / training purposes.
Excellent computer skills
Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required to follow universal precautions. Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized. Work is mainly performed in an area with little/no natural light, and in close proximity to other team members.
A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Physics.
Required to maintain a flexible work schedule based on department/company needs
ProCure utilizes RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tags at the centers for the purposes of analysis of productivity and patient throughput. This information is not for use as a management tool for employee performance issues.