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Alliance HealthCare Services Oncology Physicist in Newburyport, Massachusetts

About Us

At Alliance Oncology, our team members focus on transforming the patient experience and delivering exceptional quality care. Our commitment to patient care and excellence are reasons Alliance Oncology is a national leader in radiation oncology. It’s also the reason why Alliance is the partner of choice for hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers to whom we offer the latest oncology technologies and care.

Job Responsibilities

The Oncology Physicist is primarily engaged in ensuring high standards in the planning /optimization, delivery and evaluation of radiation therapy and in this capacity is responsible for ensuring the accurate and consistent performance of radiological equipment and for verifying the accuracy and adequacy of treatment plans and dose calculations. The Clinical Medical Physicist also acts as the clinic’s primary resource for ensuring the safe use of radiation.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures that all radiation oncology treatment, simulation machines are correctly calibrated according to accepted protocols. Assists with the implementation of a comprehensive program for quality control of the radiation-producing equipment to assure their constant acceptable performance for patient safety and treatment efficiency.

  • Assists with determining technical specifications for selection of new equipment, supervising installation of new equipment, supervising the installation of new equipment, performing acceptance testing upon completed installation, and measuring performance parameters to ensure the accurate clinical implementation of new equipment.

  • Implements and performs quality assurance of appropriate procedures for the planning and delivery of radiotherapy, including technical specifications/tolerances as well as the flow of procedures entailed in the process (including supervision and QC review of treatment plans and dose calculations).

  • Manages a comprehensive system for error prevention, including a method to learn from incidents (including “near misses”) with a focus on improving the process to minimize the risk of future incidents; ensures that clinical and physics procedures are subjected to a risk-informed assessment designed to minimize risks to patient and staff.

  • Servers as a resource for training and continuing education for all Radiation Oncology staff.


Position Requirements

  • Master's Degree required.

  • Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics required from:

  • The American Board of Radiology or

  • The American Board of Medical Physics or

  • The Canadian College of Physics in Medicine

  • CPR Certification preferred.

  • Experience as a radiation oncology medical physicist required, including clinical experience with linac calibrations and QC, treatment planning system QC and routine use, sealed isotope therapy and radiation safety, IMRT planning and delivery, computer systems quality control, and medical physics program documentation.

  • Job may require up to 50% of local travel.

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee may be exposed to radioactive isotopes, ionizing radiation, and a strong magnetic field. May be exposed to radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

  • More than 50% of the time:

  • Sit, stand, walk.

  • Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs.

  • See, speak and hear to be able to communicate with patients.

  • Less than 50% of the time:

  • Stoop, kneel or crawl.

  • Climb and balance.

  • Carry and lift (ability to move non-ambulatory patients from a sitting or lying position for transfer or to exam).

A division of Alliance HealthCare Services, we are an equal opportunity employer and we believe in strength through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Job Locations US-MA-Newburyport

ID 2020-16696

Category Healthcare - Oncology

Position Type full-time