Medical Physicist Assistant

NEW HAVEN, CT
Oct 17, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.



EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

 

Under the supervision of the Smilow chief physicist, will work with the physics, medical and technical staff to support the precise calibration and maintenance of equipment, and the planning and delivery of treatments. The primary focus is on routine equipment quality control and quality assurance data collection, using procedures developed by the medical physicists with data analysis and final approval performed by a medical physicist. 

 

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran.

 

Responsibilities

1. Performs routine quality control tests and measurements on treatment and imaging equipment in Radiation Oncology using procedures developed by qualified medical physicists.

 

2. Performs measurements to support clinical quality assurance programs, using procedures developed by qualified medical physicists.

 

3.Assists the treatment planning staff with data transfer related tasks as directed and supervised by a dosimetrist or a medical physicist.

 

4. Documents all measurements and tests as directed by members of the physics staff.

 

5. Adheres to all physics QA policies and procedures.

 

6. Participates in clinical projects under the direction of the Smilow chief physicist.

Qualifications

EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties): B.S. in physics, or a closely related discipline is acceptable. Ph.D. or M.S. in physics, medical physics, or a
closely related discipline preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance): Prior clinical experience is desirable but not required.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Strong oral and written communication skills to properly document procedures, tests, and activities and to interact with the technical and professional staff to ensure that the proper quality control and quality assurance is achieved ; familiar with theory and practice of radiation dosimetry; demonstrable knowledge of fundamental physics, advanced mathematics, advanced atomic and nuclear physics, basic anatomy, computer operation, and network basics ; strong analytic skills in analyzing and solving problems encountered in the design and execution of radiation therapy; and familiarity with current radiation safety standards.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or other areas of accountability):
Twice monthly meetings with the supervising physicist for the purpose of reviewing status of projects, quality assurance program, current problems, etc

 

COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic). Analyze relevant clinical data and solve quality assurance problems with independent thought process. Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a manner that assures satisfaction of many different types of health professionals in a complex work environment.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
Not required. The ideal candidate is eligible for board examination by the American Board of Radiology or an
equivalent board.
 

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Job Info

Job: 13166

Department: Smilow Rad Physics Trumbull
Category: PHYSICIANS
Sub Category: TECH SUPP
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D/E
Hours: 40

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