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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 8920
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Full Time
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11141004832962-Radiation Therapy
Location: Pineville - 10660 Park Rd
Provides physics services related to the planning and delivery of therapeutic radiation treatment in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription. Provides technical leadership including clinical set-up expertise to radiation oncologists, dosimetrists and therapists. Performs quality assurance checks according to NC state requirements and industry standards for all department equipment. Coverage duties may include on-site and remote coverage at multiple facilities within the Atrium Health network.
Department Specific Summary:
Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has more than 900 care locations throughout North and South Carolina as well as Georgia and is the largest health care system in the Carolinas. Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) provides patients with access to nationally renowned physicians and state-of-the-art treatments at over 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. Interested candidates would be joining an LCI Physics practice consisting of 32 physicists and dosimetrists supporting clinical operations and leading clinical innovation. The candidate would be joining a practice consisting of 1 other physicist and a dosimetrist.
Our LCI Pineville Radiation Therapy Center is equipped with a Varian TrueBeam. 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.
At Atrium Health, physicists are leaders within the department, but additional leadership opportunities are available through cross collaboration on research, physics & dosimetry working groups as well as existing and upcoming projects. Research opportunities in motion management, SBRT/SRS planning & delivery and optical surface monitoring are available. Upcoming projects include commissioning of a new patient and accessory verification system, expansion of SGRT to additional treatment sites, implementation of RapidPlan knowledge-based treatment planning, continued standardization efforts and other departmental improvement projects.
This position requires frequent to moderate heavy lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying in excess of 100 pounds. Requires frequent walking, standing, stooping and reaching. Manual dexterity required. Heavy concentration with computers. Environment is climate controlled. Exposure to radiation, chemicals, pathogens and patient body fluids.
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.