For your career. And for health. When you join Kaiser Permanente, you not only build a rewarding career—you impact the future of health care. The nation’s leading nonprofit integrated health plan, Kaiser Permanente is supported by the professionals who build our systems, strengthen our facilities, and shape our future. Join us and take a stand for your future. We currently have an exciting opportunity to startup a Radiation Oncology Center in Dublin, California located in the East San Francisco Bay Area.
Chief Physicist Radiation Oncology
We are seeking an experienced Medical Physicist to serve as the Chief Physicist who will assist us with the startup of a new, state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center to open in May of 2019 as part of a large multi-specialty Medical Office Building. As part of the start-up, the Chief Physicist will oversee the installation, commissioning, and acceptance of 4 linear accelerators, develop departmental physics practices which are consistent with regional policies, establish a radiation safety program, and recruit for 3 staff physicists and 4 dosimetrists.
In this role, you will direct medical physics services to ensure the provision of high quality radiation therapy at a Radiation Oncology Center (ROC). You will be responsible for supervising clinical physics QA, staff physicists, dosimetrists, and treatment planning that meets service expectations of the administration, the Chief of Radiation Oncology, staff radiation oncologists, staff, and patients. In addition, you will participate on the regional physics committee to help develop regional physics policies, guidelines, and documentation consistent between ROCs.
Dublin is in the East Bay Area and is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Oakland. The Dublin Radiation Oncology Center will be one of the largest of six Kaiser Permanente internalized radiation therapy centers with 4 Linac vaults and 1 HDR Brachytherapy vault equipped with:
Truebeam STX with HD-MLC, 6DOF couch, ExacTrac
Truebeam STX with HD-MLC, 6DOF couch, upgradeable to ExacTrac
Truebeam with Millennium MLC
Truebeam with Millenium MLC
Varisource HDR Afterloader
Siemens Confidence 20 slice CT simulator with iMAR and Stellar Detectors
ARIA information management system, Eclipse planning software, Mimvista
EPIC (HealthConnect) Electronic Medical Record system
The new Dublin facility will be a center of sub-specialization for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and HDR brachytherapy treatment for all Northern California Kaiser Permanente patients. Within 2 years of opening, we anticipate the Dublin ROC will be treating 1000 external RT courses, 400-600 SBRT/SRS courses, and 70-150 HDR Brachytherapy courses per year.
A master’s degree or Ph.D. in Medical Physics or related field
Certification from the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Medical Physics, or certification by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in Radiation Oncology Physics
At least five years of postgraduate degree work experience in medial physics as it applies to radiation oncology and radiation safety
At least five years of experience with 3D-Conformal and IMRT treatment planning and QA
Experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring quality assurance programs and equipment evaluation methods for radiation therapy
Experience evaluating radiation safety status of machine and radioactive materials sources of ionizing radiation
Knowledge of radiation oncology physics, medical radiation safety, and pertinent regulation
Knowledge of computers and their applications in treatment planning, record and verify, and image management
Experience evaluating Radiation Oncology equipment and software for purchase decisions
Significant clinical experience in Radiosurgery/SBRT strongly preferred
Effective communication skills, demonstrated leadership and management skills, and the willingness to be part of a team
The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment
Kaiser Permanente offers a generous benefits package including a pension. For immediate consideration, please send your resume to Jenny.M.Covalt@kp.org or visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 633426.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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