Kaiser Permanente Chief Radiation Physicist in San Ramon, California
Directs medical physics services to ensure the provision of high quality radiation therapy at a Radiation Oncology Center (ROC). Responsible for supervising clinical physics QA, staff physicists, dosimetrists, and treatment planning that meets service expectations of administration, staff, physicians, and patients.
Essential Responsibilities: - Supervises, evaluates and provides regular performance feedback to the clinical radiation physicists and dosimetrists of a ROC in a manner that produces a responsive, motivated and highly competent team-oriented staff, while adhering to an established budget. - Manages the development and implementation of quality assurance policies and programs for applicable radiation therapy equipment to ensure high quality treatments that also meet regulatory requirements and AAPM recommendations. - Develops and implements monitoring and reporting processes to insure timely provision of information and adherence to established policies and procedures. - Assesses new and developing radiation oncology technologies to assist in the selection of radiation therapy equipment and software. - Participates on Regional committees and task forces to provide physicist reviews of equipment and software for the setting of regional and national product standards in radiation therapy. - Participates on regional physics committees to help develop Regional physics policies, guidelines, and documentation which are consistent between different ROCs. - Supports the activities of the medical center's Radiation Safety Officer by utilizing medical physicists to provide on-site surveys of the ROC's radiation safety compliance status, provides radiation safety training to the ROC's staff and physicians, analyzes and reports treatment errors to the appropriate entities, participates in the ROC's Quality Committee, and other radiation safety-related support as needed. - Provides the functions of a medical radiation physicist. - Functions within Radiation Oncology physics may include the following: (a) IMRT treatment planning and QA; (b) HDR and LDR brachytherapy planning and QA; (c) stereotactic radiosurgery treatment planning and QA (d) equipment (linear accelerator, brachytherapy equipment) calibration and acceptance testing ; (e) dosimetry 2nd checks; (f) weekly physics chart reviews, and (g) research projects as time permits. - Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum five (5) years of postgraduate degree work experience in medical physics as it applies to radiation oncology and radiation safety. - Minimum five (5) years experience with 3D-Conformal and IMRT treatment planning and QA required. Education - Master's degree or Ph.D. in medical physics or related field. License, Certification, Registration - Certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Medical Physics, or - Certified by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in Radiation Oncology Physics.
Additional Requirements: - Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring quality assurance programs and equipment evaluation methods for radiation therapy. - Experience evaluating radiation safety status of machine and radioactive materials sources of ionizing radiation. - Knowledge of radiation oncology physics, medical radiation safety and pertinent regulation. - Knowledge of computers and their applications in treatment planning, record and verify, and image management. - Effective communication skills, demonstrated leadership and management skills, and willingness to be part of a team. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience supervising a professional technical staff preferred. COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Chief Radiation PhysicistLOCATION San Ramon, CAREQNUMBER 633426
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.