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Senior Physicist- Radiation Oncology
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La Crosse, WI 54601

Full time


Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

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At Gundersen Health System, our mission is simple: change the lives of the patients and families we serve.
Join our innovative and passionate healthcare organization as a Senior Physicist and kick-start your dream career. You would be part of a highly skilled team of clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals who all share one common goal: make a difference in the healthcare world.

At Gundersen, we are proud of what we have accomplished in the past and excited for all we will do in the future. Are you ready to change lives? Be a part of the difference and make a lasting impact in the healthcare community. Apply today and let's get started.

Join the Mission! What you will do:
  • Collaborates with other senior staff to maintain the Quality Assurance (QA) program to comply with national standards.
  • Evaluation and implementation of new technology and techniques.
  •  Maintains templates, checklists and therapy equipment in record and verify system.
  • Provides radiation safety education to staff.

We will take care of you! What will you get:
  • Generous Benefit Package
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Salaried Position
  • $10,000 Sign-on Payable after 6 months
  • Sign-on requires a 2 year commitment

La Crosse, WI is a one of a kind city! Why the Coulee Region:

  • Cities, suburbs or small towns, we have it all
  • La Crosse, WI offers a small town feel with big town offerings
  • Scenic views that are one of a kind
  • Festivals, shops, restaurants and more
What do you need:
  • Master’s degree in Medical Physics, Physics, or a related discipline
  • American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics or the American Board of Medical Physics equivalent in Radiation Therapy Physics.

Gundersen Health System Hospital and Clinics comprises 7 hospitals and 33 clinics. We bring care close to home for our patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.  Inside our walls and our neighborhoods, we deliver world-class medical care and the right amount of love. We call it love + medicine and it’s more than our practice. It is who we are.

Job Description:

Ensures quality and safety of diagnostic and interventional imaging equipment.  Supports the Image Quality Assurance Program and the Radiation Protection Program.

Major Responsibilities:
1.     Contributes to the Diagnostic Physics department as directed by the Lead Physicist.  
2.    Supports compliance of all state and federal regulating and accrediting bodies.
3.    Assists in the acceptance testing and commissioning of new equipment.
4.    Supports the implementation of new technology and techniques.
5.    Conducts and/or assists with performance evaluation of imaging equipment used in (but not limited to):  bone densitometry, dental x-ray, radiography, ultrasound, mammography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear medicine/positron emission tomography.  
6.    Supports all aspects of departmental radiation safety including personnel exposure monitoring, shipping, receiving and inventory of radioactive material as outlined by regulatory agencies.
7.    Assists with shielding evaluations, calculations, and radiation surveys.
8.    Assists with patient or personnel radiation exposure, radiation risk assessment, and monitoring.  
9.    Facilitates troubleshooting by working collaboratively with biomedical engineers as necessary.
10.    Works with Senior and/or Lead Physicists to provide diagnostic physics services on a contractual basis to affiliated healthcare organizations.
11.    Participates in creating and maintaining educational material related to the physics of medical imaging.  
12.    Assists with the radiation safety aspects of Y-90 radioembolization procedures.
13.    Provides patient radiation safety consults for radiopharmaceutical therapies.
14.    Supports the Magnetic Resonance Safety program and corresponding team.
15.    Assists with the development, maintenance, and optimization of imaging protocols. 

Education and Learning:


Master’s degree in medical physics or a related field


Doctorate or PhD in Medical Physics or a related field.

Work Experience:


None required


1-2 years of experience as an ABR (or equivalent) certified physicist

License and Certifications:


American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in Diagnostic Radiological Physics required within 2 years of start date


Diagnostic Medical Physics or the American board of medical Physics (ABMP) equivalent in Diagnostic Imaging Physics required upon hire

Age Specific Population:

Nonage Specific (N/A)

Osha Category:

Category 1 - Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Subject to hazards (Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding, exposure to chemicals, etc.)

Frequently in close quarters (Crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, sewage and water line pipes, etc.)

Exposed to infectious diseases

Physical Requirements/Demands of The Position:

Sitting Approximately 5.5 hours in a day

Static Standing Approximately 3 hours total in a day

Walking/Standing Approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day

Stooping/Bending Approximately 3 hours total in a day

Reaching – Shoulder Level Approximately 3 hours total in a day

Reaching – Below Shoulder Approximately 3 hours total in a day

Reaching – Above Shoulder Approximately 3 hours total in a day

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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