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Physicist I - Radiation Oncology-16th St

1988 South 16Th St
Wilmington, NC

Date Posted: Aug 21, 2020

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About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Are you passionate about using technology to fight cancer? Are you looking for exciting projects to test your skills as a physicist? Come join our team at New Hanover Regional Medical (NHRMC). The Radiation Oncology Department at NHRMC is inviting applications from talented physicists to fill 3 newly created positions. If you want to make an impact, then this is the place for you.

Successful candidates will join a team of 4 other physicists, 7 dosimetrists and 7 physicians. Together we will implement new technology and deliver high quality cancer care to the residents of Southeastern North Carolina. The department is expanding and acquiring several new technologies within the next 6 months. Upcoming projects include installation and commissioning of the first Halcyon in the region and installation and commissioning of a TrueBeam Edge.

The department uses Varian Linacs, Eclipse treatment planning, Aria R&V, Oncentra HDR Brachytherapy, MIM Symphony LDR Brachytherapy and Brainlab's iplan for SRS. Productivity software includes MIM Maestro with AI contouring, EZFluence and ClearCheck by Radformation. The department is interested in data analytics and automation, candidates that are skilled in coding, sql and data mining techniques are highly desired.

In return for your highly sought after skills NHRMC offers a competitive compensation package which includes 403(b), funding for educational opportunities, paid dues for AAPM/ASTRO along with other incentives.

Location: NHRMC Radiation Oncology

Department: Radiation Oncology-16th St

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:
The Physicist I provides knowledge of radiation properties, treatment planning and delivery techniques to advise dosimetrists, physicians and other members of the radiation oncology team on the safe and effective delivery of radiation therapy.

Responsibilities:
1. Generates treatment plans for patient treatments as needed.
2. Seeks guidance from senior physicists when designing complex or non-standard treatment plans.
3. Understands and advises physicians and therapists on proper patient simulation setup and treatment delivery techniques.
4. Follows necessary safety protocols to ensure safe and effective delivery of radiation treatment.
5. Demonstrates knowledge of current best practices for quality assurance.
6. Performs recommended quality assurance procedures to ensure the safe operation of radiation equipment.
7. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of equipment function and operation.
8. Regularly assesses current processes to ensure their effectiveness and continuous quality improvement.
9. Performs patient specific quality assurance procedures include ding but not limited to: -Initial treatment plan checks, IMRT/SBRT/SRS QA, In-vivo dose measurements, Activities that are required to ensure the safe delivery of radiation treatments.
10. Provides special physics consults to radiation oncologists as needed.
11. Performs weekly chart checks in accordance with department policies.
12. Maintains continuing education and professional development.
13. Responsible and accountable for:
• Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control.
• Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety.
• Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace.
• Proper utilization of appropriate personal protective equipment.

Position Requirements

Credentials:

Education:
Essential:
* Masters Degree

Other information:
Experience: Some experience preferred in radiation oncology physics. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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