Medical Physicist, Full-time, Piedmont Fayette

Job Number: 1079226

Piedmont Fayette Hospital - Fayetteville, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Description

Sign on Bonus and Relocation offered!

Board Certified or Board Eligible Physicist

Interested applicants are invited to join Piedmont Healthcare’s directly-employed physics practice, working alongside a dynamic care team. The positions offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an exceptional work environment. The ideal candidate will be patient centered, team-oriented, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.

While operationally independent day-to-day, each center collaborates as eight integrated Piedmont radiotherapy clinics in the metro Atlanta region utilize a common database for record and verify  treatment planning, and plan checks. When fully staffed, the region currently consists of 1 chief physicist, 8 staff physicists, 9 medical dosimetrists,  and 2 physics residents.  Our goal is to maximize our clinical day and work as a team to strive for 40-hour work weeks. Physics clinical coverage is primarily first shift (8am-5pm), and staff are provided flexible work hours to cover clinic and manage routine QA allowing for work-life balance.

Positions are available with Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

 


Requirements

Job Summary 

Piedmont Radiation Therapy clinics are equipped with Varian treatment planning (Eclipse v16.1), EMR (ARIA 15.6/16.1) and Clinac/Truebeam treatment delivery systems.  Each clinic is equipped with a CT Simulator (GE/Philips). HDR and LDR (prostate seed implants) are offered at select clinics along with radiopharmaceutical infusions. Clinics have active SBRT and SRS programs. One clinic offers Gamma Knife radiotherapy. MIM Maestro image management software is also available. A full complement of QA tools and technologies are available.  Piedmont Healthcare offers a CAMPEP approved medical physics residency program offering. Centers are ACR accredited. Interested candidates join a collaborative environment where physicists work across facilities on projects impacting patients network-wide.   

 
Essential Functions 

  • Works collaboratively with radiation oncologists, medical dosimetrists, and radiation therapists to provide technical expertise in treatment planning, patient setup, and treatment delivery. 
  • Performs quality assurance checks based on industry standards on all equipment including, but not limited to, linear accelerators; CT scanners; treatment planning systems; and brachytherapy sources and equipment per AAPM recommendations and regulatory requirements. 
  • Maintains a high level of expertise in the use of the treatment planning and treatment delivery hardware and software and performs routine quality assurance checks and peer reviews of treatment plan quality. 
  • Performs physics chart checks during the course of care for patients under treatment; makes recommendations for policy and procedure updates; and provides oversight for the technical aspects of the treatment delivery process.  
  • Recommends opportunities for performance improvement and leads performance improvement projects.
  • Collaborates with physics and dosimetry staff at other enterprise Piedmont locations for best practices. 
  • Provides staff in-services; radiation safety education; and participates in the instruction of medical physics residents. 

Education, Experience and Certifications 

MS or PhD in Medical Physics (or related fields) and be board certified or obtain board certification within 3 years of hire. 3 years of experience as a clinical medical physicist or graduate of a CAMPEP approved medical physics residency program.


Diversity & Inclusion

At Piedmont Healthcare we embrace diverse ideas, perspectives, and skills to create a collaborative workplace where the best talent wants to succeed. We celebrate differences and recognize that they allow us to care for our community.


Excellence at Work

Piedmont is a certified Great Place to Work™-- a national designation based on employee feedback about trust, workplace culture and experience. In 2019, Forbes named Piedmont one of Georgia’s 10 best employers and the highest-ranked healthcare provider.



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