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Hackensack Meridian Health Physicist - Full time - Day in Neptune, New Jersey

Physicist - Full time - Day

JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Neptune Requisition #2022-120716 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursDays Address19 Davis Avenue, Neptune, 07753

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How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack MeridianHealthour healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

The Physicist assures the safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve a therapeutic result as prescribed in patient care. The medical physicist performs or supervises the technical aspects of procedures necessary to achieve this objective. The responsibilities of the medical physicist include: protection of the patient and others from potentially harmful or excessive radiation; establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry; the measurement and characterization of radiation; the determination of delivered dose; advancement of procedures necessary to ensure image quality; development and direction of quality assurance programs; and assistance to other health care professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation; and compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.


A day in the life of a Physicist at Hackensack Meridian Healthincludes:

  1. Assists in establishing and maintaining quality assurance and improvement programs: Oversees and reviews all QA/QC programs active in the department and assures compliance.2. Available for guidance in the event of a radiation disaster or emergency: Demonstrates knowledge of hospital disaster plans and aids in carrying out the orders of the RSO.3. Coordinates the implementation of new technology to the Radiation Therapy Department: Performs acceptance testing and commissioning for new equipment.4. Develops patient treatment plans as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist: Completes tasks before the start of treatment 95% of time.5. Ensures that instrumentation for RTP is calibrated in accordance with appropriate regulations: All instruments are sent out on or before the previous calibration date.6. Functions as member of the Radiation Safety Committee: Attends quarterly meetings for the Radiation Safety Committee.7. Measures and documents all beam characteristics of treatment machines needed for programming and maintaining the treatment planning computers: Performs treatment data acquisition when needed and hence data input and verification for treatment planning system on an ongoing basis. QA on the treatment planning system runs on a weekly basis.8. Participates in in-service education for staff members.: In-service of nursing, housekeeping personnel and radiation staff on an annual basis. All newly hired staff will be in service prior to caring for brachytherapy patients.9. Performs monthly and annual checks on all radiation therapy equipment: Calibrates and monitors radiation therapy equipment to ensure that all equipment is operating in compliance with the specifications of the manufacturer, with radiation control regulations such as ACRO, State and JCAHO requirements.10. Performs radiation surveys and assures radiation safety for various brachytherapy and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical patients. All the records are reviewed and filed upon the completion of treatment.11. Treatment Review: Verifies the accuracy of the chart prescribed and accumulated doses and all calculations. Verifies treatment course of patients by performing weekly chart checks and end of treatment summary checks. Reviews are done on a weekly basis and initiated.12. Assist in CT simulation setup and immobilization techniques and has full GE CT and AW workstation knowledge. Ensures simulation therapists have implemented proper setup and immobilization techniques. Performs computerized dose treatment planning QA for treatment planning system. Verifies the accuracy of the chart prescribed and accumulated doses and all calculations. Verifies treatment course of patients by performing weekly chart checks and end of treatment summary checks. Performs specific patient QA, monthly spot checks, quality control, and annual calibrations of linac. Performs acceptance testing and commissioning for new equipment. Reviews QA/QC programs active in the department and assures compliance with radiation control regulations such as ACRO, State and JCAHO requirements.13. Reviews dosimetry plans produced and assists with difficult plans when needed. Participates in community screening, educational programs, QA meetings, quarterly meetings for the Radiation Safety Committee. Supervises, performs, or assists in fabrication and implementation of immobilization devices for external beam patients. Ensures reproducible patient immobilization techniques in the linac treatment room for complex or special case setups. Communicates effectively with therapists to ensure understanding of complex or special case setup procedures. Understands new treatment policies and procedures considering the full impact to the radiation oncology system.14. Demonstrates knowledge of hospital disaster plans and aids and abets in carrying out orders of the RSO. Participates in teaching and service activities of any Radiation Oncology health program in which the hospital may participate. Researches information thoroughly and demonstrates enthusiasm to participate. Illustrates a pride in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Performs and checks various dosimetric calculations for external beam patients with interruptions in radiation therapy. Completes tasks within the scheduled time frame. Maintains records and equipment for Radiation Oncology required by the various regulatory agencies. Responsible for quality assurance of external beam treatment plans. Ensures new treatment policies and procedures are safe, effective and efficient.15. Maintains open and regular communication with radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, management and department staff. Passes and keeps current the national certification boards for physicists.16. Manages and/or assists in the recruitment, development and supervision of team members. Creates and sustains an environment that fosters team member engagement. Establishes clear objectives tied to department and/or organizational strategic goals. Coaches, counsels and evaluates performance of direct reports.17. Involved in the development and/or management of budget for assigned areas. Regularly monitors relevant key financial indicators and performance metrics, modifying business activities where needed in response to changing financial situations.18. Track, analyze, and report on relevant data and metrics as needed and/or requested. Develop, recommend and/or implement actions or process improvements as appropriate.19. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.20. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Master's Degree in Physical Science.2. Knowledgeable in Varian Aria EMR, Eclipse treatment planning, and TrueBeam delivery system3. Capable of planning and delivering HDR treatments.4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.5. Proficient computer skills that include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.

    Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  2. A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a physicist.2. Experience in SRS/SBRT.3. Prior experience with any of the following systems: ArcCHECK, MapCHECK, Pips-Pro, Atlas.

    Licenses and Certifications Required:

  3. ABR Board Certified Medical Physicist OR must have passed Part 1 of Therapy.2. NJDEP QMP Registration, or obtained within 30 days of hire.

    Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  4. NJDEP AMP license.

    If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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