|Post:||Medical Physicist ( Specified Purpose Contract 12 months Duration )|
|Reports To:||Chief Medical Physicist|
|Accountability To:||Operations Manager, Chief Medical Director and all Managers and Clinical Staff|
|Overview of the Post|
|Conducts all aspects of Radiation Oncology physics including equipment calibration and commissioning, clinical support, maintenance of appropriate quality assurance for equipment and treatment delivery, compliance with radiation safety and licensing issues.|
|Responsibilities of the Post|
Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
Working Conditions / Environmental Factors
The Medical Physicist works indoors in Radiation Oncology. As this position includes exposure to radiation, physicists are required to wear a film badge, which is read according to RPII regulations, and adhere to radiation policies/procedures established by the hospital. Medical physicists are required to follow universal precautions and infection control policies. Medical physicists are also required to comply with all policies/procedures in regards to handling hazardous materials and personal protection.
|Qualifications:||PhD or MSc from an accredited program in Medical Physics or related field.|
(Amount and Type)
|Experience with 3-D conformal radiotherapy, brachytherapy and treatment planning systems is required, and radiosurgery and IMRT are highly desirable.|
|Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge:||Licensure/Certification:|
Irish / European / US / Canada appropriate license.
This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility and deliverables at the time of its writing. As the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Centre.