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University of Utah Health Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Assistant-Huntsman Cancer in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Performs duties to assist the Medical Physicist in performing external beam machine quality assurance (QA) and brachytherapy procedures and QA, patient specific QA, protocol management and implementation of new procedures.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

External beam machine QA

  • Assist/perform weekly, monthly and annual QA for linear accelerators (linac) and CT, participate in evaluation of the results and report to the physicists with any concerns.

  • May assist in performing proton morning QA.

  • Ensures that machine QA is performed in a timely manner.

Brachytherapy procedures and QA

  • Assist the brachytherapy physicist team to ensure safe and smooth treatment delivery with Prostate Seed Implants, Eye Plaque Implants and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy.

  • Coordinate PSI seed ordering process, including source delivering and on-site seed QA, inventory, and radiation safety documentation/communication with the campus health physicists.

  • Communicate with the Qualified Medical Physicist (QMP) and the rest of the team including the physician and nurse when potential issues, such as seed order/delivery schedule and QA discrepancy, arise.

  • Assist PSI procedures in the operating room. Under the supervision of the QMP, ensure the sources are all accounted for before and after the PSI procedure.

Oversight and Maintenance of QA Equipment

  • Maintain QA equipment inventory, and ensure that appropriate calibration is performed for each QA device.

  • Facilitate damaged and/or defective QA equipment replacement and repair process.

  • Assist in the maintenance of clinical treatment equipment including quality control (QC) and storage process. For example, stereotactic radiosurgery frame and hardware cleaning, inventory/storage, and QC.

  • Participates in intradepartmental educational sessions and meetings that pertain to hardware QA/QC.

Patient Specific QA

  • Perform patient specific QA for IMRT photon plans.

  • Perform initial troubleshooting when QA fails. Responsible for bringing potential issue/s to the physicist's attention for additional analysis and corrective action.

  • Assist or perform independent proton specific patient QA.

Protocol Management

  • Prepare required protocol documents for submission.

  • Ensure that credentialing requirements have been met for clinical protocols.

  • Attend meetings, refine workflows, maintain and file credentialing letters and respond to other requests from the Clinical Trials Office (CTO).

Implementation of New Procedures

  • Assist the Medical Physicist in implementation of new processes or procedures, programs or workflow in the clinic such as establishment of a new QA platform, creation of source calibration for a new brachytherapy program etc.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Attention to detail and analytical skills.

  • Ability to perform detailed measurements using modern, sensitive instrumentation.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Demonstrate ability to provide clear and professional written/verbal communication.

  • Demonstrate accountability for work, taking ownership for quality and timeliness of work.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's or higher college degree (physical sciences preferred) from an accredited college or university and/or certification as a Radiation Therapist or equivalent.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position is moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, moving from one work site to another. This position may exert up to 20 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Physical Requirements

Color Determination, Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 66571

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Arranged hours between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Clinical

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH ANC 60R RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Category Health Professional - Other