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Senior Physicist- Radiation Oncology

Senior Physicist- Radiation Oncology
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La Crosse, WI 54601

Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
Full time

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Job Description:

The Senior Physicist provides services to all realms of clinical radiation oncology physics or all areas of diagnostic imaging. In the Diagnostic Physics department the Senior Physicist may be the Radiation Safety officer and responsible for the oversight of the entire radiation program for the facility.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for coordinating and leading activities and project within the team and ensuring operations function efficiently.

2. Supports leadership decisions and communicates noncompliance to leadership.

3. Delegates work to staff within the section to ensure efficient delivery of safe high-quality patient care.

4. Demonstrates competency with the full scope of the section and coordinates the training of all employees in the section affirming their competency.

5. Ensure that all federal and state and other accreditation bodies’ regulatory requirements are met and responsible for maintaining documentation as required.

6. Responsible for the implementation of patient services within the department.

7. Ensures that federal and state safety regulations are followed that appropriate safety practices are used.

8. Acts as a consultant for all technical aspects within the department.

9. Acts as department technical advisor for new equipment purchases and implementation.

10. Supervises and/or teaches all students with in the department and as assigned other staff.

11. Major Responsibilities for the Diagnostic Physics Department will also include:

  • Responsible for conducting annually required radiation safety/regulatory compliance/performance evaluation of diagnostic x-ray equipment.
  • Assists the Radiation Safety Officer in maintaining oversight of all uses of ionizing radiation. Ensures that federal and state regulations are followed and appropriate radiation safety practices are followed.
  • Prepares state required licensing documents.
  • Performs shielding designs and barrier protection surveys for new installations.
  • Conducts acceptance tests on new equipment.
  • Provides consultation on patient or personnel radiation exposure and radiation risk assessment, including fetal dose evaluation. Uses EPIC for post radiation exposure monitoring of patients with potential for radiation injury.
  • Provides diagnostic physics radiation services on a contractual basis to healthcare organizations.

12. Major Responsibilities for the Radiation Oncology Department will also include:

  • Delegating and providing clinical expertise for Medical Physicist and support staff within the department
  • Providing technical expertise in a manner that promotes collaboration with internal and external department and customers. Calibration of external beam treatment machines, radioactive sources and simulators to maintain compliance with national standards.
  • Responsible for the implementation of all aspects of patient dosimetry.
  • Responsible for all aspects of Radiation Oncology Department radiation safety practices, including personnel exposure monitoring and reduction, equipment monitoring, room shielding, brachytherapy source ordering, shipping, receiving and inventory, patient surveys, and regulatory compliance.
  • Assures physics presence at all brachytherapy patient treatments.
  • Performs patient specific radiation physics consultations as requested by the Radiation Oncologists.

13. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Learning:


Master's degree in Medical Physics or a related field

Work Experience:


3-4 years experience.

License and Certifications:


Diagnostic Imaging Senior Physicist: American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in Diagnostic Radiological Physics or Diagnostic Medical Physics or equivalent American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) certification

Radiation Oncology Senior Physicist: American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics or Therapeutic Medical Physics or the older category of Radiological Physics


Diagnostic Imaging Senior Physicist: Additional ABR certification in Nuclear Medical Physics

Age Specific Population Served:

Nonage Specific (N/A)

OSHA Category:

Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Exposed to infectious diseases.

Frequently in close quarters.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:

Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Walking/Standing Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)

Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25

Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

Carrying - Short Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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