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Medical Physicist - PHD ABR Certified

Company: UNM Medical Group
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Medical Physicist - PHD ABR Certified Department: UNMCC Radiation Oncology Location: Albuquerque, NM
UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for a Medical Physicist to join our UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. This opportunity is a full-time day shift opening located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Summary Under indirect supervision, provides professional medical physics services for a principal radiation research/therapy unit of the UNM Medical Group. Evaluates and interprets medical radiation treatment prescriptions. Collaborates with medical providers in the design and modification of effective radiation treatments for patients; oversees and monitors treatment plans, provides quality assurance, participates in development and execution of equipment monitoring, calibration, and safety surveys. As directed, responsible for coordinated research efforts in clinical radiotherapy. As directed, manages the implementation of new technologies and meets expected timelines. Minimum Job Requirements Medical Physicist - PHD ABR Certified: PhD degree in Radiation Therapeutic Medical Physics or an equivalent field or discipline. Board Certification as Medical Physicist (American Board of Radiology or equivalent). Verification of education and licensure will be required if selected for hire. Duties and Responsibilities of a Medical Physicist - PHD ABR Certified:

  • Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of radiotherapy treatments.
  • Participates in the education and training of dosimetrists, radiation therapy technologists, students, physicians and related specialists, as appropriate.
  • Provides HDR treatments, prostate see implants, placing diode detectors to patients.
  • Provides professional program assistance in the areas of patient simulation.
  • Develops specifications for purchasing and assists in acceptance testing and commissioning of a wide range of advanced radiation therapy equipment;
  • Performs calibration checks and quality assurance measurements of linear accelerators and other sources of radiation.
  • Develops and participates in integrated radiation therapy quality control programs.
  • Advises and consults with medical providers and specialists concerning various issues involving individual patients.
  • Assists with shielding analysis of treatment rooms.
  • Maintains professional contact with peers through attendance at professional meetings and related activities. Maintains the requirements needed for professional certification in therapeutic radiology.
  • Participates in the establishment and coordination of broadly based radiation safety programs.
  • Assists in implementation and monitoring aspects of a Quality Assurance Program to meet state and federal guidelines/requirements.
  • As directed, participates in budget planning, and reviews fiscal reports as required; participates in planning for future facility and equipment requirements.
  • As directed, participates and coordinates research efforts in clinical radiotherapy.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Minimum Job Requirements About UNM Medical Group, Inc. UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities. About UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center: The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking for candidates of all experience levels to fill multiple open radiation therapist positions. The department of Radiation Oncology is growing and we are looking for motivated candidates who embrace change, innovation, patient safety and above all, excellent patient care. This position will be located at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). The Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is a statewide provider of cancer care and is influential in the cancer field throughout New Mexico and the nation. The Official Cancer Center of New Mexico, the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only academic healthcare facility dedicated to both cancer research and patient care. We are also the only cancer center in New Mexico designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and one of just 66 premier Net-designated centers nationwide. We employee over 200 research scientists and staff over 100 clinicians, and at any one time participate in around 300 clinical trials. Our clinic saw over 15,800 cancer patients from every county in New Mexico and more than 137,000 patient visits. We currently serve 65 percent of the adults and virtually all of the children in New Mexico newly diagnosed with cancer. Benefits: UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees. Apply to our Medical Physicist - PHD ABR Certified opportunity with UNM Medical Group, Inc. and a recruiter will contact you shortly!

Keywords: UNM Medical Group, Albuquerque , Medical Physicist - PHD ABR Certified, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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