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Medical Physicist

Florence, SC
TRACKING CODE

20210933

JOB DESCRIPTION

McLeod Regional Medical Center (MRMC) invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Medical Physicist located on the corporate campus in Florence, South Carolina.

 

A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the Radiation Oncology team, actively participating in the growth of a patient-centered and quality-focused program.

 

JOB DETAILS

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide/perform treatment planning for selected modalities (primarily intracranial SRS/SRT, HDR, and LDR-prostate).
  • Provide clinical physics support to the Department of Radiation Oncology, including daily operation, development and maintenance of departmental policies/procedures, assessment and acquisition of new technologies, protocol enrollment, etc.
  • Provide ongoing physics chart review (initial, weekly, and end-of-treatment checks).
  • Provide/perform routine quality assurance activities on all Radiation Oncology equipment (see below), including QA activities required for participation in clinical trials.
  • Provide clinical physics support for LDR prostate seed implants and other brachytherapy procedures.
  • Provide Physics support for selected simulation and treatment activities (primarily SRS/SRT/SBRT).
  • Participation in weekly Physics/Dosimetry meetings and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Provide rotating coverage for a planned satellite facility.
  • Participation in the continued progression of the department, including the development and implementation of new treatment techniques (i.e., prostate SBRT, etc.) and procedures.

SCHEDULE

Work schedule – 80 hours/biweekly

Hours – as scheduled

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Medical Physics from an accredited college or university.

  • Graduate from a CAMPEP accredited residency program.
  • ABR board certified or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiological Physics.
  • Strong organization and oral/written communication skills.

OR

  • ABR/ABMP certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or the equivalent.
  • Greater than 5 years of clinical experience.
  • Strong organization and oral/written communication skills.
  • Eligible to be listed on the SCDHEC Radioactive Materials License as an Authorized Medical Physicist (AMP).

 

TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE

The position offers the opportunity to be actively involved with the following technologies/software at the main campus (experience with the following is preferred, but not mandatory):

  • Varian TrueBeam STx with BrainLab ExacTrac
  • Two other Varian TrueBeam accelerators
  • Nucletron/Elekta microSelectron HDR remote afterloader
  • Toshiba Aquilion multi-slice large bore CT scanner/simulator
  • Varian Aria/Eclipse 13.7 (upgrade to version 15+ expected in next 12-18 months)
  • MiM Maestro 6.9.2
  • BrainLab Elements Automatic Brain Metastases Planning 2.0
  • BrainLab Elements Cranial SRS 1.5
  • Variseed 9.0
  • Oncentra Brachy (HDR) 4.5.3
  • RadCalc 6.3 (upgrade anticipated)

 

THE TEAM

The successful candidate will join a team of 3 physicists providing support to the main campus location, and eventually the satellite facility. Additional staff includes 3 physicians, 3 dosimetrists, 11 radiation therapists, and other support/administrative staff. A wide array of procedures are offered, including conventional radiotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT, HDR (primarily GYN applications), and LDR prostate seed implants. The department typically treats between 80 – 100 patients per day.

 

RADIATION ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

A flexible and supportive work environment is strongly encouraged and practiced to load-level all staff responsibilities and promote a positive work-life balance.

The Radiation Oncology department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ROPA) and has achieved accreditation for Radiosurgery and SBRT (Novalis Certified, 2019).

Additionally, the center offers the following equipment/software for the performance of Physics quality assurance activities:

  • IBA Blue Phantom2 3D water phantom with myQAAccept software.
  • DoseLab Pro.
  • SunNuclear SRS MapCheck with SRS phantom with various inserts, including the multi-target insert.
  • SunNuclear MapCheck 2 with MapPhan (5cm).
  • SunNuclear IC Profiler with energy verification wedges and buildup kit.
  • SunNuclear Daily QA3.
  • Standard Imaging HexaCheck and MiMi phantom for 6DOF-couch QA.
  • Standard Imaging Lucy Phantom with various inserts, including the multi-target insert.
  • Standard Imaging IGRT thorax phantom.
  • Additional phantoms and physics equipment including electrometers and a wide array of detectors/instrumentation.

MRMC

MRMC is located in Florence, South Carolina, centrally situated (within driving distance) between Charlotte, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC, historic Columbia, SC (the state capitol) and Charleston, SC. A satellite facility approximately 80 miles east of the main campus is anticipated in the next 12-18 months. A Varian TrueBeam is planned for this facility.

 

BENEFITS

We are proud to offer both competitive salaries and benefit packages plus relocation assistance to qualified candidates!

  • PTO
  • 401K
  • Variety of Medical Benefit Packages:
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

 

ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES

$10,000 Sign-On Bonus or $10,000 Student Loan Re-Payment

$5,000 Relocation Assistance

 

WORK SCHEDULE

Full-Time/Regular

JOB LOCATION

Florence, SC, United States

POSITION TYPE

Full-Time/Regular

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