Apr 29, 2021

Radiation Physicist Lead

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Radiation Physicist Lead

Bloch Radiation Oncology Pavilion

Position Summary / Career Interest:

This is a new position supporting the Proton Therapy program. The idea candidate would have prior experience working in Proton Therapy. Performs job specific responsibilities; consistently supports patient centered environment. Demonstrates accountability for own actions and decisions. Follows policies, procedures, and standards; complies with Corporate Responsibility Program. Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with position. Participates in performance improvement activities. Utilizes resources efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility for own learning needs. Participates as a member of a team to achieve organizational goals. Brings ideas/concerns to supervisor; participates in department decision-making.

Position Description:

  • Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
  • Performs dosimetry calculations; checks calculation charges are assessed.

  • Generates 3D conformal and IMRT external beam treatment plans.

  • Performs machine calibration and weekly output constancy checks, and monthly and annual calibrations.

  • Participates in weekly physics chart rounds.

  • Performs radioactive sources inventory and leak tests, including source acquisition and waste return.

  • Participates in special physics consults, usually for difficult cases; results in special beam consideration, special treatment, and immobilization devices.

  • Prepares source according to the plans for GYN and breast implants.

  • Participates in CT simulation of radiation therapy patients as required.

  • Participates in prostate volume study and seed implant plans using I-125, Pd-103.

  • Participates in QA of stereotactic radiosurgery data acquisition and calculation checks.

  • Works with high dose rate brachytherapy, performs treatment plans, assists in simulation, QA, and treatment delivery.

  • Participates in special procedures treatment planning, including SRS, SRT and SBRT.

  • Participates in commissioning and implementation of new radiation therapy equipment.

  • Provides medical physics education to residents, dosimetrists, and other clinical staff as required.

  • Mentors entry-level physicists and radiation oncology physics residents on on-going basis.

  • Performs supervisor’s duties as required when Chief is not available.
  • Interviews and screens applicants as requested, makes recommendations with appropriate justification.
  • Educates patients/caregivers about cancer treatments and disease processes as required.
  • Assists Chief Physicist as needed in maintaining / documenting policies and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations to Chief Physicist and Department Director on how to increase efficiency of physics service.
  • Embraces new technology and implements practical applications on the job, forming opinions and conclusions that are technically sound and researched based.
  • Keeps up to date with new practices, trends, regulations and protocols in the field by reading professional journals, attending professional meetings and conferences, holding discussions with experts, etc.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



  • Master’s Degree in: Medical physics or physics
  • Five years’ experience in clinical physics
  • Five years’ experience in machine calibration and beam data
  • Five years’ experience in radiation safety work for source handling
  • Working knowledge of PCs, dosimeters and data acquisition systems
  • Special training in SRS, HDR, and seed implants
  • Ability to work independently to generate plans
  • Board certification by American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics

Time Type:

Full time

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