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Radiation Physicist (PRN) - Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute Radiation Therapy

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 11712
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11071005432962-Radiation Therapy
Location: AH Pineville Main - 10628 Park Rd


Job Summary

This is a PRN position that will likely involve working on-site ten to 24 hours per week, primarily in South Charlotte, but possibly in other Charlotte Metro locations based on need.

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.

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.  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 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.

Physical Requirements

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

Master’s 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 of experience as a Radiation Medical Physicist preferred.