Reporting to the Chief Physicist, with clinical accountability to the Medical Director, evaluates planning computers and calculation algorithms necessary for radiation oncology treatment planning systems. Researches and assesses new treatment modalities and techniques, and performs radiation measurements and yearly calibration on all treatment units. Participates in weekly chart review process and monitors quality assurance and radiation exposure within the guidelines and procedures.
1. Evaluates planning computers and calculation algorithms necessary for treatment planning systems utilized in the Radiation Oncology setting. Collaborates with the Radiation Oncologists, analyzes alternative treatment plans; and actively participates in treatment plans. Supervises dosimetry treatment planning functions and ensures quality of treatment plans.
2. Works in conjunction with the Chief Medical Physicist and the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology on the research and assessment of new treatment modalities and techniques in radiation oncology. Develops and implement policy / procedures for new treatment modalities and techniques in the radiation oncology department. Educates and trains all staff regarding clinical implementation of new treatment modalities.
3. Performs weekly and monthly radiation measurements and yearly calibration on all treatment units. Monitors equipment in both Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology to ensure it is functioning safely. Maintains files, records and reports required by regulatory agencies in both Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology. Maintains and develops policies and procedures for existing and new modalities.
4. Actively participates in weekly chart review process.
5. Prepares, loads, and unloads radioactive sources and seeds for intracavitary and interstitial (temporary or permanent) implants. Performs operational Health Physics activities such as survey, maintenance of log books for receipts, return, disposal, use, etc., of radioactive sources, seeds and isotopes.
6. Monitors quality assurance and education/training program for the stereotactic radiosurgery / radiotherapy procedures for intra cranial and extra cranial radiotherapy treatments. Assists in the implementation of the quality assurance program in both Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology. Assists in monitoring radiation exposure of staff within the guidelines and procedures set by the Radiation Safety Officer.
7. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, treat and care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Implements assessment/treatment and care based on the developmental stages of the patient. Involves family/guardian in the plan of care and conducts patient and family education, as appropriate, considering the developmental needs of the patient.
8. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies and procedures.
Masters Degree in Physics or Medical Physics required.
2. Certified or board eligible, by the American Board of Radiology (A.B.R.)orAmerican Board of Medical Physics (A.B.M.P.) in Radiologic and/or Therapeutic Physics.
3. Clinical expertise in all areas of radiation therapy physics, diagnostic radiation physics and nuclear medicine physics.
4. Current Licensure and registration by Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety including the knowledge of radiation safety practices necessary to act as Radiation Safety Officer as assigned.
5. Current CPR certification required.
6. The analytical skills necessary to develop a patient’s treatment plan based on the physician's assessment and the information obtained from C.T., MR, PET, Spec, and other imaging modalities.
7. The communication skills necessary to confer with the Radiation Oncologist, other Physicists and other medical staff regarding the patient’s treatment and progress.
8. The technical skills necessary to monitor equipment for efficiency and safety.
9. The written skills necessary to maintain required records and reports.
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is known for compassionate care and its convenient location. But it's our advanced technologies, clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities that offer the latest treatments and assure the care, comfort and safety of our patients and the community. NCH offers:
A 489-bed hospital, including 200 private rooms in the South Pavilion
Four Immediate Care Centers, located in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect and Schaumburg
Seven accessible outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology
The Day Surgery Center, a same-day outpatient surgery center
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