Under the general supervision of the Director of Medical Physics and at the direction of the Radiation Oncologists, provides optimized computerized treatment planning documents to Radiation Oncologists for review and selection. Confers with Radiation Oncologists and Residents regarding patient disease to provide an optimal treatment plan. Produces plan with pertinent instructions to accomplish patient set-up documented on plan. Assists Radiation Oncologists in defining and localizing beam coverage and target volumes. Utilizes optical disk, film digitizer or analog digitizer to input physical patient parameters into treatment planning system. Constructs molds, casts, compensating filters, and beam-shaping shielding devices to accomplish patient treatment and reproducibility per computerized plan.
Assists in the application of brachytherapy procedures including high-dose rate applications, interstitial, hyperthermia, P32, and brain implants. Oversees quality assurance monitoring, loading and transportation of radioactive material. Performs quality management processes of the department including chart checks, dose calculations, radiation monitoring, and equipment calibrations. Maintains skills to assess and care for patients of all ages. Provides support and assistance for other medical physics activities related to patient care and staff education. Participates in on-going research projects. May be involved in the didactic and clinical supervision of medical physics students and radiation oncology residents. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master of science or PhD in medical physics with the appropriate clinical training. Two years of experience in a clinical setting. Board certification requirements must be met within three years of hire.
This is an Emory University position.