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Chief Medical Physicist

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Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 149761
Date Posted: Nov 20, 2023

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Fort Collins is consistently named within the top 20 “Best Places to Live” in America by U.S. News and World Report based on the cost of living, low crime rate, and quality of the education system. Colorado boasts > 300 days of sunshine annually with outstanding access to world class outdoor recreation year-round.

The Chief Medical Physicist is a key member of the regional oncology service line leadership team and will have technical and safety oversight of the radiation oncology department.

The radiation oncology staff work as a tightly knit, progressive and fast paced interdisciplinary team. The department is APEX accredited. UCHealth’s oncology service line has been experiencing consistent year over year growth, and is expanding into new markets. UCHealth attracts talented oncology specialists and staff, boasting top notch patient experience, employee engagement and quality scores. With new equipment, facilities and plans for future expansion; this position offers plenty of opportunities for ongoing professional growth. 

Summary:

Provides design optimization, technical evaluation, and delivery of treatment plans. Implements the quality management program using external beam radiotherapy equipment and therapeutic radioisotopes. Reviews procedures followed by Radiation Therapy staff. Ensures radiation protection of patients and staff.

Work Schedule: 1.0/80hrs pp - Full Time - Days - Exempt

Responsibilities:

  • Directs work flow of the department. Assists with operating budget and personnel activities, including hiring and separations, grievances and discipline. Assists with performance reviews; provides feedback and coaching.
  • Calibrates therapy equipment to provide accurate radiation dose delivery. Directs the determination of radiation dose distributions. Consults with Radiation Oncologists concerning patient doses and optimization of treatment plans.
  • Directs testing of new equipment and devices. Measures performance levels of imaging equipment. Coordinates equipment maintenance and repair. Directs the design and construction of patient treatment devices (e.g. blocks, compensators, molds, etc.).
  • Directs the radiation safety program. Provides consultation for personnel radiation exposure. Provides continuing education

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Essential:
    * Certified Radiation Oncology Physics

  • Other information:
    Minimum Required Education: Master's or Doctoral degree in Radiological Physics, Physics, or related discipline. 
  •  Required Licensure/Certification: Certification by either the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Radiological Physics, the American Board of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology Physics, or the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine in Radiation Oncology Physics and compliance with the ACR Standard for Continuing Medical Education. 
  • Minimum Experience:7 years of post-degree clinical experience OR completion of a post-degree clinical medical physics residency program under the
    preceptorship of a physicist certified by the ABR (American Board of Radiology) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Radiological Physics. 
  •  Preferred:Supervisory experience. Prior experience as a Chief Medical Physicist.Knowledge of radiation oncology physics, medical radiation safety and pertinent regulations. Knowledge of computers and their applications in treatment planning, record and verify, and image management. Experience with Aria, Eclipse and BrainLab treatment planning required with prior 3D, IMRT, SRS/SBRT, HDR, and LDR, and IVB experience or knowledge required.

The pay range for this position is: $81.51 - $122.26 / hour.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment: UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program! UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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