Senior Medical Physicist, Full-Time The Community Cancer Center, located in Normal, Illinois, is seeking a Board Certified Medical Physicist to join our team of highly trained radiation oncologists and medical professionals.
Our Cancer Center The Community Cancer Center is a joint venture between Advocate BroMenn Hospital and OSF St. Joseph’s Hospital. Our Cancer Program is CoC accredited. The center houses a 4D PET-CT simulator equipped with Varian RPM system and 2 linear accelerators (Tomotherapy and Varian True Beam STX) offering 2D, 3D, 4D, OBI, OSMS, IMRT, IGRT, SRS and SBRT. We use Eclipse and Tomotherapy planning systems. Our EMR is ARIA. Staff includes 2.5 radiation oncologists, 1 junior physicist, 1 CMD, 5.5 radiation therapists, 0.5 CT technologist, 1 nuclear medicine technologist, and 3 nurses. With a full complement of support services - social worker, nutritionist, genetics counselor, breast health navigator, and chaplain - we are poised to be the destination of choice for cancer care in the eastern region of Central Illinois.
Our Community Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has been rated as one of the top 100 best places to live in America, has excellent schools and is home base for State Farm Insurance Company. This community has two four-year universities, is located at the convergence of I-55, I-74, and I-39 and is a 2.5 hour drive from Chicago and 3hrs from St. Louis and Indianapolis. The local airport has direct flights to Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and Orlando among other cities, allowing connections to other domestic and international locations.
The Position The senior physicist is responsible for supervising the daily physics and dosimetry operations of the center. Broadly, this involves ensuring that the planning, optimization, delivery and evaluation of radiation therapy is performed to the highest standards of practice and as required by regulatory agencies as well as ensuring the accurate calibration of and optimal performance of all treatment-related equipment and devices.
The specific duties of the successful candidate include, but are not limited to:
Establishes and maintains a comprehensive quality assurance program for all radiation therapy devices to ensure safe delivery of treatments and to meet or exceed required tolerance limits and performance expectations
Oversees the installation and acceptance testing of new equipment
Ensures that all radiation treatment and planning equipment is properly commissioned and calibrated to meet or exceed accepted State of Illinois and national standards.
Oversees and performs all treatment plans, calculations for all treatment modalities, and treatment plan QA
Perform as well as supervise external beam treatment planning, treatment planning QA, and weekly chart checks
Assists with the determining the appropriate selection of new equipment
Assist in planning for resource allocation with radiation oncology, radiology and other areas that use radiation producing equipment
Implement, maintain and supervise radiation safety to meet or exceed all State and Federal laws and rules
Master of Science degree in Medical Physics or Physics
Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Board of Medical Physics or the Canadian College of Physics in Medicine
Minimum of 5 years of full-time employment as a medical physicist in a clinical radiation oncology setting
Experience with IMRT, SRS/SBRT planning and treatment delivery
Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records - Aria
Experience with Varian TrueBeam and Tomotherapy equipment including calibration and QA for both systems
Strong understanding and ability to use all types of radiation measuring devices
Ability to work safely with radioactive materials and radiation sources
Ability to work well both independently and with others as a team
The Community Cancer Center, located in Normal, Illinois, is a free standing cancer center established in 1999. It is a joint venture between OSF Health Care and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center. Oncology services include radiation oncology, medical oncology, PET/CT scan, comprehensive breast services, genetic testing, community education and support groups for patients and families. Support serv...ices include a dietitian, oncology social worker, breast health navigator, chaplain, health educator and a library for patients and care givers.