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Title:  Director/Medical Physics - Methodist Hospital Cancer Center Job

Date:  Dec 7, 2022
Facility:  Methodist Cancer Institute (0206)

Summary

Provides leadership for clinical physics operations within the Radiation Oncology Program and collaborates with other programs to integrate radiation oncology operations. Responsible for shaping and advancing the vision of the Medical Physics division (including Dosimetry) within the Department of Radiation Oncology and development of medical physics strategic priorities including radiation safety, quality assurance and technical developments. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision, and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution in physics, or medical physics.

 

  • Minimum of five years of experience in clinical medical physics
  • Minimum of three years of leadership experience.

Current specialty board certification in Medical Physics from the American Board of Radiology

 

PREFERRED:

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

Graduate from a CAMPEP approved residency in radiotherapeutic medical physics.

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Expertise in multimodality imaging (anatomical and functional), external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, high dose radiotherapy, and clinical trials and the ability to lead in the technical aspects of these disciplines.
  • Demonstrates leadership competency in medical physics with the ability to carry out complex assignments including the acquisition of the latest technological developments.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with all levels of associates, management, physicians, and patients, and their families.
  • Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials, such as business plans, technical reports, and manuals.
  • Ability to understand, commissioning and implement novel technologies in the clinical practice to advance radiation oncology.
  • Ability to develop protocols to implement and validate novel treatment strategies according to the standard of care in radiation oncology.
  • Ability to lead and organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of workflow in medical physics and dosimetry divisions.
  • Possesses good analytical and problem solving skills.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for all aspects of clinical physics including but not limited to the development of the vision and setting goals for the future of the Medical Director and Methodist Cancer Institute's Senior Director within the department.
  • Formulates, in conjunction with the Chairman, the strategic plan for radiation oncology growth in quality, safety, and patient service.
  • Provides technical expertise to the physicists in quality assurance and performance of radiation therapy treatment and treatment planning.
  • Provides guidance and technical support to dosimetrists in treatment planning techniques, quality assurance planning, and secondary dose computations for treatment planning verification.
  • Responsible for developing evaluation for some potential criteria including but not limited to Clinical Productivity, clinical sub specialization, and achievement of quality metrics.
  • Maintains programmatic growth plan for education and clinical research for the division of medical physics and dosimetry.
  • Assists the Medical Director during the acquisition of new instrumentation and treatment devices.
  • Provides technological evaluations and recommendations to enhance the practice of Radiation Oncology at the Methodist University Hospital.  
  • Supervises the acceptance and commissioning of new radiation therapy instrumentation, treatment devices, and imaging devices.
  • Implements and maintains multimodality imaging capabilities for simulation, treatment planning, multimodality imaging registration, and image-guided radiotherapy.
  • Provide training to medical physicists and dosimetrists for current and newly acquired technologies.
  • Maintains a state of the art and safe high dose radiotherapy program for external beam radiotherapy and HDR.
  • Maintains a continuous improvement program to keep the department procedures in compliance with the American Associations of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM) task group recommendations.
  • Provides training for clinicians in radiation safety, including high dose rate brachytherapy. 
  • Implements and supervises training in collaboration with vendors in the areas of external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, simulation, and multimodality imaging.
  • Directs the activities of Associates and Clinical Residents; monitors Associates performance and clarifies work expectations, and assists with goal setting; promotes cooperation among individuals and groups.  Develops and implements processes through orientation, training and education to ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained, improved and demonstrated throughout their employment.
  • Develops and administers capital and expense budgets for operational areas, authorizes expenditures, equipment and monitors budget and other financial indicators.  Assists in the development and implementation of plans to control costs and improve department operations.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Traveling to conferences and to business meetings.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • Ability to work safely with radiation emission equipment based in electronic sources or radioactive sources or both.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Radiation Oncology, Quality Assurance, Medical Physicist, Medical Research, Physics, Healthcare, Technology, Science

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