Northwestern Medicine is a network of four award-winning, Magnet®-recognized hospitals and more than 60 sites of care throughout Chicagoland. This translates to more than 4,000 aligned physicians including faculty, residents and researchers who are dedicated to exceptional service based on our mission of Patients First. The treatment provided within our network is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School of Medicine. Take the opportunity to join us in this promising role:
Physics IV (Senior Medical Physicist) Full Time, Days Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL
In a role also known as Senior Medical Physicist, the professional we select will reflect the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine, adhere to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. This individual collaborates and assists Physics V in administrative aspects related to management of the physics section of Radiosurgery/Radiation Oncology/Prentice Radiation Oncology (hereafter referred to as "departments") and ensuring that the staff and infrastructure of the physics section supports the clinical needs of the department. Primary responsibilities include developing and accurately documenting treatment plans, new procedures and protocols, to assure the delivery of quality and safe patient care. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Developing and verifying the prescribed radiation treatment plan for a given patient in consultation with the radiation oncologist for both external beam and Radiosurgery procedures.
Developing CT, MRI, PET, PET/CT based plans, including fusion.
Producing digitally reconstructed radiographs from the CT simulator to provide documentation of the shape and placement of the radiation field.
Assisting Physics V in the completion of Electronic Medical Record, as it pertains to physics department.
Determining and implementing the optimal method of field shaping as prescribed by the radiation oncologist using custom blocks or multi-leaf collimators.
Performing and verifying accuracy of treatment calculations.
Completing electronic and paper-based documentation thoroughly and accurately.
Managing daily workflow to ensure that all patient chares are available in the necessary timeframe prior to initiation of treatment.
Constructing or assisting in the preparation of immobilization devices, treatment aids, and shielding blocks.
Creating and overseeing the implementation of complex treatment plans, including but not limited to: IMRT, IGRT, CBCT, Gating, Arc therapy, etc
Assessing in vivo dosage using TLDs, diodes, mosfets, and film, and recording the results.
Performing and recording weekly physics quality control and quality assurance processes.
Assisting with special procedures, including SRS, SBRT and radiopharmaceutical procedures.
Master's or PhD Degree in Medical Physics or equivalent.
Eligible for Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology or American College of Medical Physics.
Eligible for registration with Illinois Department of Emergency Management Agency as an approved Therapeutic Radiological Physicist.
Demonstrated excellence as a Radiation Physicist in Therapeutic Radiology.
Solid treatment planning experience.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Proven skills in independent clinical research resulting in publication in peer reviewed journals.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits-including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network.
For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: www.nm.org (job # 0062061)
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