Overview: Arizona Oncology Associates is seeking to hire a Chief Medical Physicist in Phoenix, AZ. We are a group of five Medical Physicists and five Dosimetrists supporting five Radiation Oncologists in four offices in Phoenix and one in Prescott, AZ. Our offices are APEx accredited and are currently undergoing re-accreditation.
The Chief Medical Physicist will work out of our Phoenix office. The Chief Medical Physicist will oversee the work of the clinical team, maintaining ongoing quality assurance tasks, performing patient specific quality assurance, participating in brachytherapy procedures and interacting with state regulators.
The ideal candidate will have a strong clinical background as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills.
Our mission is to increase access to and advance the delivery of high-quality cancer care in America. As part of US Oncology, one of the nation's largest healthcare services networks dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research, we can quickly bring the latest advances in cancer care to our patients. Most importantly, we understand the special needs of cancer patients, and are devoted to caring for the whole person, not just the disease. Our physicians and staff treat patients in over 21 locations throughout the state including Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, and Tucson.
We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package that includes, 401K Profit Sharing Plan, Critical Care Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Spending Account, Legal Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off Plan, Short and Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance.
To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care. Responsibilities: In your job, you will have the ability to make a difference in a patient's journey by:
Create physics and radiation quality management programs and the review and approval of procedures followed by radiation therapy staff.
Develop radiation safety and monitoring policies, procedures, and training manuals.
Ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements.
Ensure proper maintenance of radiation treatment equipment.
Implement radiation safety training and personnel radiation monitoring programs throughout the state.
Lead chart rounds to ensure appropriate clinical care of patient as it relates to physics and radiation services.
Manage the radiation oncology physics program, including the technical direction of physicists and medical dosimetrists, staff scheduling, review of billing for accuracy and procurement of supplies.
Oversee the registration of all ionizing radiation equipment and radioactive material licenses for practices within the state.
Oversee the technical direction of radiation oncology physics, dosimetry and brachytherapy staff within the state.
Participate in routine radiation training of staff.
Provide radiation oncology physics services and coverage at all practice sites as needed, including HDR and LDR brachytherapy procedures.
Provide recommendations for the specification, selection, and acceptance of radiation-producing machines, accessories, and computerized treatment-planning system.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in Medical Physics from an accredited four-year college or university.
Minimum seven years' experience in radiation physics, including a minimum three years management experience, preferably in a large radiation physics program with multiple sites and brachytherapy services.
Current certification in field by American Board of Radiology.
Must meet continuing education requirements.
What You Bring to the Team:
Valid state license for radiation physics preferred.
The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Masks may be required in all Arizona Oncology facilities regardless of vaccination status. Candidates who accept employment including current employees who are applying for internal positions, are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Religious and medical exemptions are available to those who meet the criteria.
Experience utilizing equipment below is a plus:
Varian Linacs (TrueBeam, VitalBeam, Clinac iX)
Familiarity with the following procedures is a plus:
Arizona Oncology Associates is a quality driven practice of Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncologists. We are one of the largest cancer centers in the state. Our more than 70 physicians are devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and high-quality care.