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Presque Isle, ME 04769
GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT: *
The Certified Radiation Physicist will work closely with the radiation
oncology team, assisting with quality assurance, radiation safety,
calibration, commissioning, and the implementation of new
technology. Position will also assist with calculations and isodose
planning for external beam therapy certification through the American
Board of Radiology or equivalent.
Responsible for overall departmental radiation safety. Supports all
aspects of quality management program and radiation safety. Provide
support and oversight to dosimetry staff. The position carries the
implicit responsibility to apply regulations, standards and guidelines
of the following agencies, commissions and organizations which have
mandated, or otherwise recommended, the specific activities and
1\. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for radiation
2. American Society for Radiation Oncology for best practice and quality
3. State of Maine Radiation Control Program inspections of facility and
4. BRH (Bureau of Radiologic Health) federal guidelines
5. Assists with The Joint Commission inspections of facility and
6. ACR (American college of Radiology) accreditation standards
7. ACOS (American college of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer)
1. Certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics by American Board
of Radiology or equivalent.
2. Current licensure by the State of Maine as required by the
Medical Radiation Health and Safety Act.
3. Qualifications required to be a radiological physicist qualified
expert in the state of Maine
Eight hours per day, normally a day shift schedule but may require
occasional weekend and evening hours as patient/departmental needs
Preferred experience and requirements: two to six years of clinical
experience as a Therapeutic Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology.
Applicants must have a M.S. or PhD in physics, engineering, medical
physics or closely related science and must be eligible or certified by
the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics.
Individual should have experience with advanced radiotherapy technology
such as VMAT, IGRT, IMRT,SRS, SBRT, tumor motion management, and quality
assurance instrumentation and methods. Must be able to work effectively
and collegially with the entire medical team (physicians, physicists,
dosimetrists, therapists, nurses, etc.)
Masters (or PhD, DSc, DMP) in physics required.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
Respect for fellow employees and supervisors; integrity and ethical
behavior; service quality aimed at customers, physicians, and patients;
and excellence in achieving higher performance standards. Willingness
to compromise and to work co-operatively.* Must be able to work
effectively and collegially with the entire medical team (physicians,
physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, nurses, etc.)*
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must possess mobility to travel between various sections of the
2. Must possess manual dexterity to grasp and manipulate large/small
objects, thick/thin objects, use a computer keyboard and calculator,
and use writing implements such as pens, pencils, markers, etc.
3. Must be able to sit approximately 50% of working hours.
4. Must possess visual acuity necessary to read digital/electronic
readouts, and to discern information from computers, calculators,
electronic controls, printed documents, charts, and diagrams.
5. Must be able to wear a lead protective apron weighing approximately
10 pounds when required.
6. Must be able to lift equipment weighing approximately 20 pounds.
7. Must be able to move within narrow, confined areas, etc.
8. Regular attendance is required.
9. Complex environment involving communication with a variety of staff
and physicians. Ionizing radiation. Electrical and electronic
10. Confined and changing work area in varied lighting conditions.
11. Strong odors, varying temperatures and noise levels.
12. Video display terminal exposure.
13. Potential exposure to patients with communicable diseases, purulent
discharges, secretions, and excretions.
14. Indoor work 100% of work day.
15. Potentially hazardous equipment and materials.