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Radiation Physicist Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute - Greater Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 3256
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 82521065732962-Radiation Therapy
Location: Levine Cancer Institute

Overview

Radiation Physicist - Levine Cancer Institute Radiation Therapy

Location – Greater Charlotte/Northern South Carolina

Address - 228 S Herlong Ave Rock Hill SC 29732

Shift Required - Variable/On Call

 

Job Summary

Interested applicants are invited to join Atrium Health’s directly-employed Physics and Dosimetry practice at Piedmont Carolinas Radiation Therapy Center (PCRT), working alongside a dynamic care team.  Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) 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. LCI was named to US News and World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Hospitals for Cancer Care” list. Coverage duties may include on-site and remote coverage at multiple facilities within the Atrium Health network.

 

Department Specific Summary

Piedmont Carolinas Radiation Therapy Center - a joint venture between Atrium Health and Piedmont Medical Center - is composed of practices in Rock Hill and Lancaster South Carolina.   PCRT is one of the LCI’s busiest radiation oncology departments, treating more than 700 patients a year. The department is equipped with three Varian linacs - a TrueBeam with FFF modes, Varian Advanced Imaging, and a 3D surface image guidance system and two Clinac iXs. Additional equipment includes a GE CT scanner. The department has active SBRT and SRS programs.  Varian Eclipse and Aria are used for treatment planning and the electronic medical record. MIM Maestro image management software is also available. A full complement of QA tools and technologies are available.

Research opportunities in motion management, SBRT/SRS planning and delivery and optical surface monitoring are available for interested candidates.


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.  Highly skilled graduates of CAMPEP accredited residency programs will be considered.