Medical Physicist Job Description

Medical Physicist Job Description

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Medical physicist provides immediate physics supervision and consultation for special treatment procedures including but not limited to SBRT, SRS, and simulations and treatments involving respiratory gating or phasing.

Medical Physicist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Supports the administration of the radiation safety program, including compliance with all regulatory/certification agencies, staff training, and supervision of radioactive source ordering/handling/waste removal/disposal
Assists in performance of the Quality Assurance on linear accelerators, simulators, HDR unit and any other radiation therapy treatment devices
State of Florida Therapeutic Medical Physics license
American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics Certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics
Supports the medical radiation safety program at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and affiliates
Assist the University Radiation Safety Officer in the preparation, review, and processing of radiological materials use registrations and licenses
Develops and coordinates special procedures such as brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, total body irradiation, SBRT, IGRT, IMRT, dynamic therapy, theraspheres
Provides assistance to Radiation Oncologists and Medical Physicists in performing HDR and LDR brachytherapy procedures
Function as the Radiation Safety Officer for PAMC and PIC, responsible for ensuring the safe use of radiation
Use their knowledge of physics to improve medical equipment and technology in order to help diagnose and treat patients

Medical Physicist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Physicist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ABR, ABMP, DABR, CPR, VHA, TMP, M.S, ACR, AAMD, BLS

Education for Medical Physicist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medical physicist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in Physics, Medical, Education, Radiation Oncology, Engineering, Radiology, Health, Science, Technical, Biology

Skills for Medical Physicist

Desired skills for medical physicist include:

Computers and networking
SBRT and SRS procedures
Radiation safety
Therapeutic medical physics
MOSAIQ Record and Verify system
Assists in training new Physics staff members on same

Desired experience for medical physicist includes:

Consult with physicians and care for patients in hospitals, healthcare facilities, clinics and private practices
Perform and supervise treatments using therapeutic equipment
Monitor radiation output employed for cancer patients
Ensure optimal equipment performance and protect patients and physicians from radiation hazards
Must be capable of keyboard entry on computers and computer-controlled instrumentation
Must be capable of handling large water filled or Plexiglas phantoms for measurements of radiological equipment dosimetry

Medical Physicist Examples


Medical Physicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a medical physicist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical physicist
  • Performs weekly chart reviews of Radiation Oncology treatment plans under direction of Chief Medical Physicist
  • Performs dosimetry calculations for external beam, brachytherapy and radiopharmaceutical therapy for Radiation Oncology, including in-vivo dosimetry and measurement system
  • Assures the accuracy of treatment unit parameters and settings used for patient treatment, including accurate transfer of planning data between simulator, CT, treatment planning computer and treatment unit
  • Actively participates in implementation of new programs and technologies, such as information management system, treatment planning, and new modalities
  • Provides medical physicist consultation to physicians, staff and patients as needed
  • Assists in performance of acceptance testing and commissioning of new equipment
  • Assists dosimetry staff in the performance of treatment planning, providing coverage when needed
  • Assists in the design and fabrication of treatment aids and treatment beam modifiers
  • Assists Director/Operations Manager, Chief Physicist and Radiation Oncologists in planning for resource allocation and program operation, including on-going review of program policies and procedures
  • Attends/participates in Radiation Oncology Physics or related medical meetings
Qualifications for medical physicist
  • ABR Diagnostic Radiological Physics board certification eligible but not required
  • Two years diagnostic medical physics clinical practice experience (medical physics graduate program or residency clinical experience acceptable)
  • Supports the administrative directives of the department Director/Operations Manager and Chief Physicist
  • Minimum of M.S
  • Minimum five (5) years clinical radiation therapy physics experience
  • Experience/knowledge of computers/networking

Medical Physicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medical physicist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medical physicist
  • Provides patient and provider consultation and education prior to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Serves as Laser Safety officer and manages the non-medical laser safety program
  • Manages x-ray program for registrations outside of the OSUWMC
  • Reviews all performance improvement records
  • Assists with the preparation of special procedures, including radioactive implants, stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy, total body and total skin irradiation
  • Verifies that patient has received prescribed dose by performing electronic and paper chart QA checks of calculations and treatment plans on assigned patients under treatment
  • Participates in QA program for radiation-producing machines by performing annual, monthly, weekly, and daily dose measurements, calibrations, and safety procedures
  • Performs patient specific dose measurements required for determination of monitor units or verification of treatment (IMRT QA, in-vivo dosimetry)
  • Consults with dosimetrists, therapists, and staff as required
  • Provides radiation oncology physics services and coverage at all practice sites as needed, including
Qualifications for medical physicist
  • Have analytical ability
  • Minimum of 7 years in radiation physics, including 3 years management experience
  • Masters in Medical Radiation Physics
  • MS or PhD degree in physics or medical physics
  • Appropriate Board Certification
  • Interpersonal skills to teach and supervise students and to interact with other members of the professional and support staffs

Medical Physicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a medical physicist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for medical physicist
  • Collaborates with medical staff and operational leadership to acquire evidence-based quality assurance data and patient safety
  • Ensures quality and performance improvement initiatives are aligned with collected data , regulatory standards and healthcare best practices
  • Coordinates and facilitates the use of statistical process tools and process improvement methodologies for continuous improvement in patient care and outcomes
  • Effectively communicates information from measurement to the physicists and Director of Medical Physics
  • Performs treatment planning for special cases and acts as a resource to other staff regarding treatment plans, simulations, and special device fabrication
  • Validates the accuracy of the treatment plan and provides consultation to physicians per orders
  • Performs required calibrations on radiation therapy equipment
  • Recommends and justifies new equipment and products for the Radiation Therapy department
  • Follow the dose prescription specified by the radiation oncologist
  • Perform dosage calculations in the patient's medical record and verifies the mathematical accuracy of all calculations and treatment plans within a reasonable time frame as directed by the physician
Qualifications for medical physicist
  • 1 year of experience as a Medical Physicist
  • Knowledge and skills to provide care to patients with consideration of the aging process, human development stages and cultural patterns at each step of the radiotherapy process
  • PhD in Medical Physics, Physics or associated field
  • Board certified is required
  • 5 years’ experience and a proven record of innovative peer-reviewed translational research, including manuscript writing for publications in scientific journals
  • Simple motor skills such as standing, walking, and

Medical Physicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a medical physicist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medical physicist
  • Participate in the use of treatment simulation and tumor localization
  • Check the accuracy of all planning and fabrication of compensating filters, molds, casts and other beam modifying devices
  • Monitor and perform periodic calibration (Monthly, Yearly) monitoring of radiation therapy equipment and isotopes for quality improvement monitoring with 100% compliance rate and within specified deadlines
  • Work closely with the Radiation Therapist/Dosimetrist in the implementation of the treatment plan, including correct usage of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangements, and other treatment parameters
  • Perform calibration on all radiation therapy equipment on a routine basis for continued utility, appropriateness, and reliable performance
  • Maintains responsibility for the design and implementation of the aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of the external beam radiotherapy equipment the review and approval of the procedures followed by the radiation therapy staff
  • Perform routine chart checks to assure plan accuracy
  • Participates in chart rounds to ensure the fulfillment of the prescription and review any changes in dose and patient set-up
  • Develops the techniques used to standardize and calibrate medical imaging and therapy equipment
  • Ensures the accuracy and safety of the physical methods used for the routine clinical application of radiation producing equipment
Qualifications for medical physicist
  • Valid license to practice as a Professional Medical Physicist by NYSED in a specific specialty area
  • Simple manipulative skills such as writing, and
  • Moderately difficult manipulative skills such as computer keyboard operation
  • Difficult manipulative skills such as calibration of equipment
  • Gross body coordination such as walking, stooping, lifting and
  • Tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as using power tools, setting up equipment

Medical Physicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical physicist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medical physicist
  • Provide instructions and conduct technical seminars on radiation safety and medical physics to staff and academic audiences on research, best practices and developing techniques
  • Review proposed research uses of x-rays in human subjects, evaluate doses and estimate risks associated with the doses and provide investigators with such estimates and advise investigators on radiation safety issues and how to solve related problems
  • Stays abreast of the research and development of new techniques, physical methods and equipment
  • Defines the performance specifications and participates in the selection, acceptance testing and quality assurance of highly technical and costly equipment
  • Provides education and training in medical physics for physicians, nurses, medical technical assistants and technical staff
  • Participates in patient treatment by the evolution and evaluation of possible treatment plans and accurate record keeping
  • Work under direction of the Director of Medical Physics to influence and fulfill the Treatment Planning System product creation roadmap
  • Work on the design and development of new treatment planning system features and/or new products
  • Design Algorithm Test Plans, conduct algorithmic testing, and produce Algorithm Test Reports to guarantee clinical acceptability, performance, and safety of the algorithm results
  • Leverage clinical Medical Physics knowledge as input to the product development process
Qualifications for medical physicist
  • Tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as, calibration of equipment
  • Walk and
  • Stand and
  • Sit for prolong periods, and
  • Stand for prolonged periods and
  • Frequently remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods such as bending over table, lifting blocks into gantry of linear accelerators

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