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Location: Loveland, Colorado
Internal Number: R54935
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Banner Health MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley, Colorado is seeking a Medical Physicist Assistant for a full time position. NCMC is a full partner in the MD Anderson Cancer Network. MD Anderson has been ranked as the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation in 2018-2021 by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey.
The radiation oncology program at NCMC is accredited by ASTRO's Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) and the Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a "Community Comprehensive Cancer Program." NCMC's cancer program works in a regional model of care in conjunction with McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO and with Sterling Regional MedCenter, David Walsh Cancer Center in Sterling, CO. The cancer program is a comprehensive program embracing a broad spectrum of care and services, from prevention and early detection programs through an active cancer survivorship program. A robust cancer research program supports the program in northern Colorado. NCMC embraces a positive work culture, principles of "Just Culture" and a culture of safety. Patient experience is a high priority for the cancer program.
This is a full time position, Hours are Mon-Fri 8a4p, and will provide support to our physicists at all 3 sites in Colorado.
POSITION SUMMARYThis position is a graduate of accredited graduate program with Phd or MS degree who is enrolled in their first year of a multi-year postgraduate training program with the expectation of becoming board eligible in a specific specialty, upon the completion of the program. This position under supervision provides physicists services by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment of patient population.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Verifies proper operation and safety of all machines and sources producing radiation in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.2. Performs measurements or other evaluations as necessary to ensure accurate dose delivery for treatments. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.3. Provides support and assistance in delivery of all radiation therapy treatments, including advanced specialized therapies. Assists in or performs computer treatment planning as needed. Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new therapies and protocols. Serves as a physics services resource for all staff.4. Assists in staff continuing education on appropriate medical physics and radiation safety procedures as needed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.5. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Ensures all radiation safety standards and regulatory requirements are met.6. Participates in regular quality assurance reviews. Ensures proper documentation is recorded and maintained.7. Under supervision performs procedures in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols to patients. Internal customers: All levels of radiation oncology, nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSPH.D or Masters Degree in Medical Physics or other related discipline is required.Must be eligible for certification from the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or equivalent within 4 years of hire and licensure by the state regulatory agency where required. BLS certification.Must possess knowledge in medical physics including regulations governing the use of radiation in medicine, advanced computer skills, advanced treatment planning, and quality control procedures. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
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