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The Division of Medical Physics at Baylor Scott and White Health, Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a full time either MS or PhD medical physicist in Radiation Therapy to join our team and to support clinical operations in the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Temple, Texas. This position will be joining 4 PhD-level physicists and 6 MS-level physicists covering 4 clinics in Central Texas: Temple, Killeen, Waco, and College Station. This position will be primarily a clinical position working full time hybrid remote/on-site at the Temple and Killeen clinics but will be expected to cover other clinics in central Texas if needed. Among the four clinics, there is 5 Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, 2 Varian Varisource, 1 Elekta Flexitron and 5 CT simulators.
The successful candidate will be responsible for physics support in the clinic and work with other members of the radiation oncology team to provide highest level of clinical service. Primary responsibility for this position includes, but not limited to.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
- Performs, evaluates and manages regularly scheduled quality assurance testing of treatment related machines and/or systems (linear accelerator, brachytherapy, computed tomography, and radiation treatment planning system).
- Performs and supervises any radiation treatment that requires a therapeutic medical physicist to be present.
- Performs, supervises and evaluates any computer aided planning and/or calculation for radiation treatment (external beam and brachytherapy).
- Performs and evaluates patient related dosimetric measurements to evaluate treatment quality.
- Provides consultation to radiation oncologists, clinical staff and patients if requested.
- Participates in acceptance and commissioning of new treatment modality.
- Participates in state and federal compliance of the department.
- Fulfills, and provides proof of, continuing education, licensure, and/or certifications required to remain qualified for this role.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
- Good communication skills (written and oral).
- Able to behave and perform in a professional manner with staff and patients.
- Able to work on weekends if required to maintain operation of the clinic.
- Good understanding and clinical judgement of radiation oncology clinical workflow. Able to perform tasks independently without routine supervision.
- Knowledge of and Able to operate and maintain radiation treatment machines/equipment/detectors/software.
- Knowledge of and Able to perform and manage regularly scheduled quality assurance testing of treatment related machines and/or systems including patient related dosimetric measurements.
- Able to take call, if required.
Benefits for working at BSWH Temple:
- Comprehensive benefits package including health/vision/dental insurance
- 403(b) plans, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Savings Account, and Life Insurance
- Highly competitive compensation package
- Hybrid working model (on-site/remote)
- Working in brand new clinical facility with new and latest technology
- Working with highly knowledgeable colleagues
- Opportunities for research and teaching physics residents
- Opportunities for growth and learning
The successful candidate needs to have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and has exceptional communication skills (oral and written) and operate independently with good clinical judgement. The successful candidate will directly report to the Director of Medical Physics in Temple, TX. This position will require the following minimum criteria:
- Master in Medical Physics or related field required.
- Licensed by the State of Texas as a Medical Physicist required.
- Eligible for Therapeutic Medical Physics board certification by the American Board of Radiology required. Must have passed Part I of ABR therapeutic medical physics certificate.
The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing and dynamic division of ten full-time physicists (accounting for Central and North Texas), six dosimetrists and four physics residents. Along with two radiation oncology residents, Baylor Scott and White Health has thirteen Radiation Oncologists with significant experience in a wide variety of specializations. The Physics Division provides physics support for Baylor Scott and White Health Radiation Oncology operations at many sites in the heart of Texas: Temple, Killeen, Waco, Waxahachie, Irving, Duncanville, and College Station.