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Health Care Provider
Medical Physicist - Minimum Board Eligible
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US Oncology, Inc. | Providence, RI
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Position Summary

NorthMain Radiation Oncology / US Oncology is looking to hire a full time Medical Physicist.

Responsible for the design optimization, technical evaluation, and precise and accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans. Responsible for the safety of patients and staff. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.


* Perform calibration on all radiation therapy equipment on a routine basis for continued utility, appropriateness, and reliable performance.
* Maintains responsibility for the design and implementation of the aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of the external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and approval of the procedures followed by the radiation therapy staff.
* Advises and consults with physicians to provide advice or direction to technical staff when patients are being planned or treated.
* Participates in the specification, selection, and acceptance of radiation-producing machines, accessories, and computerized treatment-planning system. Supervises arrangements for proper maintenance of radiation treatment equipment.
* Perform routine chart checks to assure plan accuracy.
* Perform weekly chart checks.
* Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription and review any changes in dose and patient set-up.
* Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students.
* Conducts HDR and LDR brachytherapy procedures as needed.
* Determines the need for, specifies, and accesses dosimetric and treatment planning equipment including, but not limited to, measurement instruments to calibrate all treatment equipment and monitoring devices, computerized treatment planning systems, computerized water phantom systems with appropriate ionization chambers and diodes, film densitometry systems, etc.


* Master's degree in Physics or Medical Physics from an accredited college or university.
* Minimum one year experience in clinical radiation physics, however we will consider a motivated recent graduate who has successfully completed a residency program.
* Certification (ABR or ABMP) is desired; at minimum candidate must be Board Eligible & upon attaining Certification maintain continuing education requirements outlined by American College of Radiology.
* Must become qualified to ultimately be added to the department's radioactive materials license as an AMP.
* Experience with Elekta, MOSAIQ, Varian Truebeam, Calypso, Nucletron, Pinnacle TPS, ARIA, Eclipse TPS and Variseed TPS are desirable.


North Main Radiation Oncology is a freestanding center servicing Rhode Island and Northern Connecticut. The department currently treats on three linear accelerators with an active SBRT program and the desire of developing a SRS program. The center also has an active HDR APBI program with CONTURA.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

About US Oncology, Inc.

US Oncology Holdings, Inc. (Holdings) is a national cancer care services company that conducts all of its business through US Oncology, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The Company provides its services through four operating segments; medical oncology services, cancer center services, pharmaceutical services and research/other services. It provides management services to practices under comprehensive services agreements in both its medical oncology and cancer center services segments. The Company has worked with local physician groups to enable affiliated practices to offer care to cancer patients in outpatient settings, including professional medical services, chemotherapy infusion, radiation oncology services, access to clinical trials, laboratory services, diagnostic radiology, pharmacy services and patient education. As of December 31, 2008, Holdings affiliated with 1,211 physicians operating in 456 locations, including 94 radiation oncology facilities, in 39 states. (Source: 10-K)