Overview: OHC (Oncology Hematology Care Inc.), the premier independent provider for patients with cancer and blood disorders in the Cincinnati area, seeks a board certified eligible Medical Physicist to join our award-winning practice and work onsite at our Eastgate office. The ideal candidate will be patient centered, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.
For more than 30 years, OHC has remained the region's premier provider of treatments for adult cancer and complex blood disorders, offering a wide range of services, state-of-the-art treatments and leading edge technologies. As the only nationally accredited oncology medical home in Cincinnati, Ohio, OHC puts patients first by delivering leading edge, compassionate, and convenient care, tailored to meet a patient's medical and personal needs. With more than 70 physicians and advanced practice providers, OHC treats nearly every form of adult cancer and complex blood disorders with medical, radiation, gynecologic, palliative and hospice oncology specialists. OHC offers nationally recognized clinical trials to help achieve groundbreaking advancements in the treatment of cancer. With the most experienced adult blood and marrow transplant center in the Cincinnati area and neighborhood locations throughout the tristate, OHC is one of the largest independent oncology practices in the United States.
We offer competitive compensation and a strong support team including Advanced Practice Providers, Radiation Therapists, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and operations-specific staff. Benefits package includes 401(k), Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Professional development assistance, Referral program, Relocation assistance, Tuition reimbursement and Vision insurance . Work days are primarily a Monday through Friday daytime schedule. Limited weekend on-call schedule required. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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.
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.
Periodically evaluates all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age and condition and makes recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence and replacement.
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. Develops protocols for performing and checking monitor units calculations to ensure all calculations agree with written prescription.
Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription and review any changes in dose and patient set-up.
Completes, keeps and maintains proper records of all required documentation relating to radiation treatment plans and equipment, QA and calibration records. Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students.
Conducts HDR (high dose rate) and LDR (low dose rate) brachytherapy procedures as needed. May be expected to act as a junior physicist mentor. Familiarity and use of record and verifying systems such as Varis and IMPAC.
Directs the radiation oncology physics program, including the technical direction of medical dosimetrists, therapy equipment service engineers and other physics support staff.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in Physics or Medical Physics from an accredited college or university. Minimum three to five years experience in clinical radiation physics. Must maintain certification and continuing education requirements outlined by American College of Radiology. Current certification in field by American Board of Radiology or Board of Medical Physics. Must obtain and maintain certification and valid state license for medical physics as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to utilize components of the treatment-planning computer including but not limited to the use of keyboards, digitizers, trackball and mouse controls. Must be able to stand for 8 hours; lift 40 pound block to shoulder level; have sufficient visual acuity to distinguish structures and isodose displays on computer monitor.
Additionally, must be able to align treatment field and monitor patient during radiation therapy treatment.