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LCI Union Medical Physicist

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Monroe, NC, United States
Job ID: 67312
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Daily during regular clinic hours
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11081005632962-Radiation Therapy


Radiation Physicist

Levine Cancer Institute Radiation Therapy

Location – Greater Charlotte, North Carolina


Job Summary

Interested applicants are invited to join Atrium Health’s directly-employed physics practice at Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy, working alongside a dynamic care team.  Atrium Health is one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health has more than 900 care locations.  Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) provides patients with access to nationally renowned physicians and state-of-the-art treatments at 25 cancer care locations, including 9 radiation therapy centers. Interested candidates would be joining an LCI Physics practice consisting of 41 physicists and dosimetrists supporting clinical operations and leading clinical innovation.  The candidate would be joining a practice consisting of 1 dosimetrist on site. 

Our LCI Union Radiation Therapy Center is equipped with a Varian 21iX.  The practice is a part of shared ARIA/Eclipse and Mim Maestro databases.  The center has an active SBRT program and routinely utilizes surface image guidance technology.  A full complement of QA tools and technologies are available.   Active clinical projects in knowledge-based planning techniques, AI contouring, EPID dosimetry and QA standardization using a cloud-based platform are available. 

LCI Radiation Therapy clinics currently host trainees in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry and has a CAMPEP (approval pending) medical physics residency program offering planned for 2023. Interested candidates will join a collaborative environment where physicists work across facilities on projects impacting patients network-wide.   

Essential Functions

  • Works collaboratively with radiation oncologists, medical dosimetrists, and radiation therapists to provide technical expertise in treatment planning, patient setup, and treatment delivery.
  • Performs quality assurance checks based on industry standards on all equipment including, but not limited to, linear accelerators; CT scanners; treatment planning systems; and brachytherapy sources and equipment per AAPM recommendations and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains a high level of expertise in the use of the treatment planning and treatment delivery hardware and software and performs routine quality assurance checks and peer reviews of treatment plan quality.
  • Performs physics chart checks during the course of care for patients under treatment; makes recommendations for policy and procedure updates; and provides oversight for the technical aspects of the treatment delivery process.
  • Supports the physicians and chief medical physicist in the analysis and review of new and existing treatment delivery methods and makes evidenced based recommendations.
  • Recommends opportunities for performance improvement and leads performance improvement projects; participates in research; and maintains a current industry knowledge by attending industry meetings and reviewing industry journals.
  • Collaborates with physics and dosimetry staff at other enterprise LCI locations for best practices.
  • Provides staff in-services; radiation safety education; and participates in the instruction of radiation therapy students rotating through the clinic.
  • In conjunction with the chief medical physicist, works closely with radiology, as needed, for advanced imaging techniques and QA that benefit radiation oncology patients.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Masters Degree in Medical Physics or equivalent field of study. Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics by the American Board of Radiology or its International equivalent preferred. 3 years experience as a Radiation Medical Physicist preferred.