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Radiation Physicist - Levine Cancer Institute

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 39605
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011036640551-Administration - LCI


Radiation Physicist - Levine Cancer Institute Radiation Therapy

Location – Greater Charlotte Region

Currently recruiting Medical Physicists for 1 open position in an existing Photon clinic as well as 2 open positions for Medical Physicists with Proton Experience for a brand-new clinic opening in 2024.

Job Summary 

Interested applicants are invited to join Atrium Health’s directly-employed physics practice, working alongside a dynamic care team. 

  • Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. It provides care under the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama.
  • 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 Radiation Therapy clinics are equipped with Varian treatment planning (Eclipse v16.1), EMR (ARIA 15.6/16.1) and Clinac/Truebeam treatment delivery systems.  One LCI clinic is equipped with RayStation (V7) TPS, Mosaiq EMR and an Elekta Infinity linear accelerator.  Each clinic is equipped with a CT Simulator (GE/Philips). HDR and LDR (prostate seed implants) are offered at select clinics along with radiopharmaceutical infusions. LCI clinics have active SBRT and SRS programs and employ Surface Image Guidance Technology in most facilities.  MIM Maestro image management software is also available. A full complement of QA tools and technologies are available.  

In March of 2022, Atrium Health broke ground on a 10th radiation facility where proton therapy, Gamma Knife radiotherapy and radiopharmaceutical administration will be offered beginning in the first half of 2024.

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

LCI Radiation Oncology clinics host trainees in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry and has launched a medical physics residency program offering (CAMPEP-approval pending) in July of 2023. A Medical Dosimetry Training Program that physicists can participate in also launched in May of 2023.  Interested candidates 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.