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Regional Health
Regional Health

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours


Department: CCI Radiation Therapy
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Day (United States of America)

Job Summary:

The Chief Medical physicist will be responsible for clinical
oversight, performance review and operational processes of staff, and serve as a team leader
for physics and dosimetry in CCI. Responsibilities will include development of policy and
procedures, QA programs and processes related to physics/dosimetry, collaborates with the
RSO regarding radiation safety concerns, responsible for leadership and training of staff
with regard to treatment planning systems, radioactive materials, simulator, and other
medical equipment within the radiation therapy department: therapeutic applications of
X-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons and radiation from sealed
radionuclide sources; equipment associated with their production, use, measurement and
evaluation; quality images resulting from their production and use.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Advises physicians,
    radiation therapists, and the Dosimetrist of equipment problems after notification or its
    discovery; Provides leadership in technical and radiation matters to the oncology staff.
    Instructs radiation therapy staff and other paramedical personnel about developments in
    safety regulations, procedures, standards and thinking relating to the areas of radiation
  • Assists in review of Departmental Goals on a yearly and as needed
    basis to enable the Department to function in accordance with high standards. Assists in the
    maintenance of the Departmental Policy and Procedure manuals.
  • Attends and
    participates in scheduled Team Meetings to keep current on intra & inter
    departmental concerns, problems, solutions, and to disseminate information back to division
    personnel in a timely manner following each meeting.
  • Consults with equipment
    vendors and provides advice regarding appropriate and economical acquisition of technical
    equipment for the radiation therapy program.
  • Coordinates and promotes quality
    assurance activities and its importance with the oncology physicians and staff; Executes
    quality assurance activities which will meet or exceed requirements of JCAHO.

  • Documents patient and equipment activities accurately, completely, and in a timely manner
    according to the American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM) protocol standards.

  • Ensures compliance of radiation therapy activities with all state and federal
    laws and regulations and demonstrates application of theoretical knowledge to radiation
  • Facilitates and authors new procedures, guidelines and staffing plans
    for the Brachytherapy Program. Instrumental in selecting, purchasing, and vendor contact for
    this equipment and radioactive sources for this program.
  • Identifies, recommends
    and maintains current physics and dosimetry related quality assurance policies and
    procedures according to hospital policy. Utilizes NRC and other applicable guidelines in
    developing these policies and procedures.

    Additional Requirements:

    Education - Masters degree in Medical Physics
    Certifications - Medical Health Physics - American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP); Radiation Therapy Physics - American Board of Radiology (ABR)

    Experience - 3+ years of Dosimetry Experience; 3+ years of Medical Staff Experience; 5+ years of Brachytherapy Experience; 5+ years of Inverse Treatment Planning Experience
    Education - Doctorate degree in Medical Physics
    Certifications - Radiation Oncology Physics - American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP); Radiation Oncology Physics - Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM); Therapeutic Radiologic Physics - American Board of Radiology (ABR)Physical Requirements:
    Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Employee Benefits:
    Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

    Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

    How to Apply:

    Regional Health

    Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
    Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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