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Providence Health & Services Physicist (Temporary) in Portland, Oregon

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Providence is calling a Physicist - Radiation Oncology (0.8 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Temporary Physicist role. Position is expected to start October 2020 and assignment will last for approximately 4 months. This is a Monday - Friday position. Hours can be as early as 6am depending on procedure times and will likely be 8 hour days, four days/wk.

This position will be primarily located at our main Cancer Center at Providence Portland Medical Center. The role will also cover the other 2 sites as needed (within a 10 mile radius). Currently, the main center is equipped with a ViewRay Meridian MRlinac, a Gamma Knife, two Elekta Synergy linacs, and a Varian HDR with very busy prostate cases. The other 2 sites (Providence St. Vincent and Clackamas) have a VersaHD, an Infinity and a Synergy machines, along with another Varian HDR unit at St. Vincent.

Physicists can expect to use Mosaiq for the EMR and RayStation is the primary treatment planning system.

The Physicist in our Radiation Oncology department will provide clinical physic support to the department of Radiation oncology including patient treatment planning, equipment calibrations, QC and QA measurements, patient dosimetry, new procedure development, and consultation services to the physicians on medical physics issues. Performs special treatment procedures including, SBRT, HDR, LDR and other treatment modalities as necessary. Demonstrates competence in all treatment modalities offered. Work with the Chief or Senior Physicist to maintain compliance with applicable State and federal radiation safety regulations. Interfaces with information services and demonstrates a clear understanding and knowledge of computer applications and systems related to Radiation Therapy. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process, and maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Works collaboratively with the respective members of the radiation oncology team.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform acceptance testing, evaluation and commissioning of equipment used for external-beam therapy, brachytherapy, simulation, treatment-planning, and radiation detection; acceptance testing and evaluation of their associated computer systems, algorithms, data and output

  • Measure and characterize medical radiation dosage from radiation therapy treatment, brachytherapy, and simulation equipment prior to clinical use

  • With the Radiation Oncologist, perform external-beam treatment planning and supervises radiation delivery process; participate in the treatment planning, preparation, insertion and removal of radioactive materials during brachytherapy procedures for LDR and HDR treatments

  • Perform weekly chart checks, periodic radiation equipment checks (daily, monthly, annually), QA and QA measurements and equipment calibrations

  • Perform patient specific QA and dosimetry services for all radiation oncology special procedures, including but not limited to SRS, SBRT, HDR, LDR, IMRT, VMAT and IGRT

  • Provide radiation physics consultation service on patient radiation dose, and associated risks to assure accurate dose delivery, including consultation services to other Medical Center departments, i.e., Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiovascular Laboratory as necessary

  • Work cooperatively with the staff responsible for treatment planning system, software applications, machine maintenance and repair and other physics support staff to ensure the equipment functionality and reliability

  • Perform radiation safety surveys, radioactive material surveys and radioactive material inventory, and maintains current and complete records of all regulatory compliance tests, surveys, calibrations and documentation

  • Plan and specify thickness, material, and placement of shielding needed to protect patients, employees, the general public and the environment from radiation produced incident to diagnosis or treatment of humans

  • Assess and evaluate installed shielding designed to protect patients, workers, and the general public from radiation produced incident to diagnosis or treatment of humans

  • Develop new treatment techniques and implements new treatment approaches and technologies, Prepare documentations, procedures and support materials

  • Assist the chief or senior physicist by: monitoring expenses to ensure cost containment; ongoing review and implementation of policies and procedures; providing input for operational decision making; actively participates in the Quality Management Program; and regular attendance at chart rounds, monthly staff meetings

  • Involved in medical informatics development and IT services associated with the practice of Radiation Oncology

  • Adhere to the dress code policy of the Department of Radiation Oncology

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree -OR- Ph.D. in Medical Physics -OR- Equivalent from a CAMPEP approved program

  • Certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Medical Physics

  • Five (5) years of clinical practice experience -OR- completion of CAMPEP approved residency in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics

Preferred qualifications:

  • Board certified physicist capable of performing the Gamma Knife and prostate treatment HDR modalities

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Radiation Therapy

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 262761

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