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MEDICAL PHYSICIST

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Job Description:

School of Medicine: Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations. Occupational Summary We are seeking early career and experienced level individuals with a Masters or PhD degree and clinical and/or teaching/research experience. A faculty position may be considered contingent on credentials and qualifications. Provide technical support in the design of treatment facility, the selection of treatment devices, and the development of treatment plans for patients undergoing radiation therapy; implement and monitor the technical processes for patient imaging, planning, quality assurance, delivery, and assessment; develop and maintain established policies, procedures, objectives, quality measurement, and safety; perform clinical research as required. ResponsibilitiesPerform calibration and QA for treatment machines and other supporting equipment/devicesPerform IMRT/VMAT, SRS/SBRT, and 3-D conformal treatment planning and perform patient specific QAPerform treatment planning and QAs for brachytherapy and other treatment proceduresConsult physicians for the optimization of treatment planningWork and consult with other physics, physician, dosimetry, therapist, and administrative staff in the implementation of new QA and treatment procedures and protocolsProvide support for institutional and national clinical trialsParticipate in chart checking, chart rounds, as well as implementation of electronic medical recordDevelop and implement QA procedures for all aspects of treatment devices and proceduresAssist in radiation safety programs at designated facilities and perform accelerator radiation safety officer duties as assignedProvide support for shielding calculation and AU license applications, etc.Participate in all medical physics related clinical training activitiesFacilitate and implement physics activities for any new initiatives as assignedParticipate in the education of physicians, physics residents and medical students, and medical physics graduate studentsSet up onsite and remote educational/training programs for staff (physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, and therapists) continuing education and teaching patient cases and treatment planning together with physician facultyProvide consultation related to equipment selection, implementation, and quality assurance Develop clinical and technical procedures, and/or standard operating procedures (SOPs)Implement new technologies and new treatment proceduresPerform acceptance testing, commissioning of treatment machines and measurement devicesSupervise technical aspects of dosimetrist's and technician's activities as requiredInvestigate equipment performance, organize quality control practices, design radiation installations, and implement controls for medical radiation hazardsMaintain required electronic medical records, reports and files; collect necessary statistics. Assist in State accelerator and radioactive materials inspectionsProvide support to clinical and academic missionsProvide guidance to graduate students and medical physics and physician residents Education/TrainingMinimum of Master's degree from a CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program, Inc.) certified medical physics program OR PhD degree in Physics, Engineering, Biosciences, Radiological Sciences, or related field with certification from a CAMPEP certified program for therapeutic medical physics. Experience/SkillsSuccessful completion of two-year clinical residency training in radiation therapy physics from a CAMPEP certified program.Knowledge and experience of using 2D x-ray imaging, CT, MRI, and US and image fusion using both rigid and deformable techniques. Knowledge and experience of 4D imaging, motion management techniques and their applications in treatment planning and deliveryKnowledge and practical applications of using radiation biology and protectionKnowledge and experience of using major treatment planning systems and patient information systems for all kinds of treatment planningKnowledge and experience of performing all aspects of therapy physics QAsKnowledge and experience of acceptance testing and commissioning for treatment machines and measurement devicesExperience in supervising/teaching traineesStrong communication and interpersonal skillsKnowledge of software development is preferredResearch and publication experience is a plus Other RequirementsBoard certification in the field of therapeutic medical physics by American Board of Radiology, or equivalent as defined by American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) within 3 years after completing the residency trainingAbility to work flexible hours and travel Minimum QualificationsEducationMinimum of Master's degree from a CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program, Inc.) certified medical physics program OR PhD degree in Physics, Engineering, Biosciences, Radiological Sciences, or related field with certification from a CAMPEP certified program for therapeutic medical physics. Experience Board certification in the field of therapeutic medical physics by American Board of Radiology, or equivalent as defined by American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) within 3 years after completing the residency training. Ability to work flexible hours and travel.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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