Education: Graduate from a college in medical physics, radiological physics, health physics, or physics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc (CAMPEP).
Certification: Board eligible or board certified in diagnostic medical physics or nuclear medical physics or therapeutic medical physics from the American Board of Radiology of medical health physics from the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP).
Experience: Three (3) years of experience as a Medical Physicist after graduation.
Maintain calibration of all treatment machines and radiation sources according to accepted protocols.
Provide clinical expertise with regards to the purchase of new radiation therapy treatment related equipment and upgrades of existing equipment.
Provide clinical expertise for acceptance testing, commissioning, calibration, and periodic quality assurance of radiation therapy equipment.
Measure and analyze beam data for the treatment machines and assure that beam and source data are correctly entered into the treatment planning system and that beam data is tabulated in a form that is usable by the radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and radiation oncologists.
Work with other members of the treatment planning team to establish treatment planning and delivery procedures.
Perform and direct the determination of radiation dose distributions for patients undergoing treatment. Ensure accuracy of the plans, dosimetry calculations, dose totals, and their documentation in patient’s charts. This includes 3-Dimensional conformal radiotherapy planning and delivery.
Ensure the function and the operation of the following technologies; Virtual Wedge, Electronic Portal Imaging Devices (EPID), Digital Reconstructed Radiographs, Virtual Simulation, and Multileaf Collimation, Tomotherapy, Stereotactic Radiation therapy and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy.
Meet radiation monitoring, quality assurance, and safety requirements to ensure compliance with licensure requirements, hospital radiation safety regulations, and national standards of performance.