Northwell Health Faculty Physicist, PHD - Radiation/Oncology in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 0013KV

Job Category Physicist

Job Description

As the Senior Physicist in Radiation/Oncology, you will apply knowledge and methodology of science of physics to all aspects of medicine, and will address problems related to therapeutic radiology or radiation oncology in the treatment of human disease. Additionally, you will provide technical guidance and direction to Physicists.

  • Provides technical guidance and direction to Physicists.

  • Develops and/or evaluates, with the medical practitioner, the dosimetric component of patients' treatment plans.

  • Uses imaging procedures pertaining to simulation and treatment planning/ delivery in therapeutic radiologic procedures.

  • Assesses image quality and optimizes imaging systems and processes.

· Provides, but is not limited to:

  • Evidence of equipment compliance for radiation therapy treatment, brachytherapy, simulation, and radiation detection, with regulatory and accreditation agency rules and recommendations.

  • Consultation with physicians on the physics related to treatment planning, radiation protection and delivery.

  • Review of radiation oncology dosimetry and treatment implementation information in patient records

  • Design, test and documentation of radiation treatment techniques for individual patients and for treatment classes, in consultation with radiation oncologists and technical staff

  • Calibration and characterization of radiation beams

  • Evaluation of radiation doses, safety and associated risks on patients, staff and/or the general public

  • Assessment and evaluation of radiation shielding and medical physics applications to protect patients, staff, and the general public

  • Analysis, triage and/or repair of non-performing radiation producing and monitoring equipment (e.g. Accelerators, HDR, Scanners and the like)

  • Equipment quality assurance and radiation oncology operations quality management

  • Other medical applications of physics as appropriate to safely carry out therapeutic radiologic procedures

  • Development and/or evaluation, in conjunction with the Radiation Oncology physicians and staff, of policies and procedures related to the appropriate therapeutic use of radiation

  • Training and instruction for medical practitioners and other health-care providers, on radiation oncology physics and radiation dosimetry matters

  • Development and coordination comprehensive Quality Management and Safety Programs that monitor, evaluate, and optimize radiation oncology processes

  • Planning and specifications for thickness, material, and placement of shielding needed to protect patients, workers, the general public and the environment from radiation produced incident to diagnosis or treatment of humans

  • Development of specifications, acceptance testing, evaluation, commissioning, calibration, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of radiation producing and monitoring equipment, associated computers and radiation

  • Measurement and characterization of medical radiation from radiation therapy treatment, brachytherapy, and simulation equipment prior to clinical utilization.

  • Evaluation of radiation oncology technical procedures prior to clinical use.

· Participates-in, but is not limited to:

  • Evaluating and developing procedures and equipment specifications for external beam radiation therapy treatment, brachytherapy, simulation, planning and radiation measurement

  • Developing informatics scope and specifications

Qualifications

· Doctorate Degree in Medical Physics or related field, required.

· Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or equivalent, required.

· NY State license in Therapeutic Radiological Physics within six (6) months from Date of Hire, required.

· Minimum of five (5) years post-graduate experience in advanced techniques of Treatment Planning including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); Linac calibration; comprehensive QA procedures including dynamic Multi-Leaf Collimators (MLC); special treatment techniques such as Stereotactic Radio-Surgery (SRS), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Total Body Irradiation (TBI); Brachytherapy techniques and treatment planning.