Under the direction of the Director of physics and in collaboration with the Chief Dosimetrist and Operations manager, co-ordinate the daily clinical physics coverage across Geisinger Health System Radiation Oncology. Reports directly to the Director of Physics
Assist the Director of physics with regulatory compliance and equipment selection in radiation oncology throughout Geisinger Health System. Review and update clinical physics policies and works collaboratively with residency program directors. The clinical director will serve as an active member of the Radiation Safety Committee.
Provides clinical physics guidance to staff, attend departmental meetings and participate in scholarly activities at the department, regional and national level. Performs calibration, treatment planning, maintains equipment and regulatory records, and perform chart check and equipment audit.
Meets periodically with Physics Director to support the goals and objectives of the radiation oncology department.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
a. Works with Director of Physics to develop, revise and audit all department policies and operational procedures.
b. Travels to radiation oncology sites as necessary to provide clinical coverage and review physics records.
* Strategic Planning/Implementation:
a. Collaborate with the Physics Director in the development and implementation of strategic, tactical and clinical physics plans and operational efficiency plans..
* Actively participate in the teaching and mentoring of physician and physics residents
*Active member of the radiation safety committee and provides quarterly reports to the committee.
*Assists with coordination of equipment usage, selection and replacement as required.
*Review and updates physics/dosimetry policies and procedures as required.
*Bills for services rendered.
*Consults with the radiation oncologists on the physical and radiobiological aspects
of the patients' treatments and the development of treatment plans.
*Acquires and stores data for treatment plans.
*Calculates dose distributions and machine settings for patient treatments.
* Assures the accuracy of treatment units and simulator parameters and settings used
for patient treatments.
*Verifies the correct transfer of parameters between the simulator, treatment plan,
and treatment unit; periodically reviews each patient's chart for accuracy and compliance with the radiation oncologist's prescription.
* Performs in vivo measurement to verify the dose delivered to the patient when
requested by the radiation oncologist.
*Calibrates sources and maintains all information necessary for their appropriate
*Maintains all instrumentation required for calibration of sources. Measurement of
radiation and calculation of doses.
*Assists in the development of techniques to improve the delivery of radiation
*Participates at chart rounds and other patient discussion conferences as required by the radiation oncologist.
*Provides continuing education to the Radiation Oncology staff.
*Helps to develop and maintain a quality assurance program for all treatment
modalities, localization procedures, and computational equipment and programs to assure that patients receive prescribed doses and dose distribution with an acceptable degree of accuracy.
* Participates in development and assists with administration of a radiation safety
program as required by the Radiation Safety Officer including compliance with all
regulating and certifying agencies (e.g., the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, and appropriate state and local agencies).
*Monitors a personnel radiation monitoring program for Radiation Oncology as
* Prepares calculation and verifies shielding required for new or renovated treatment
*Provides performance specification, acceptance testing, and commissioning of new
*Develops and promotes interpersonal relations to enhance the achievement of
* Follows established departmental policies and procedures.
* Assist the Director of physics in resource allocation planning for equipment usage, selection, and replacement.
*Develops techniques to improve the delivery of radiation treatments.
*Maintains equipment and regulatory records, and ensures compliance with state and
federal regulatory agencies.
*Demonstrates leadership qualities including:
a. Problem solving
b. Promptness and thoroughness in accomplishing tasks
c. Initiative and spontaneity in performance
d. Cooperation and team work
e. Demonstration of responsibility and accountability
27. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational
reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
*Denotes essential job duties.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Requires 5 years’ experience in radiation therapy physics as well as regulatory and accrediting agencies. PhD in Medical Physics or an applied Radiological field of study required and at least 3 years prior management experience leading a physics department.
Certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and maintenance of certification.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
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One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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