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Clinical Radiation Physicist

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Dublin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for ensuring the provision of high radiation therapy treatments to patients in an environment that meets established standards for radiation safety for staff, physicians, patients and the general public and in a manner that meets the service expectations of each of these groups.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides surveys, reports and consultation related to radiation safety for applicable facilities and/or patients that meet the organization's and regulatory standards in a timely manner. Develops and implements quality assurance and evaluation programs for applicable radiation therapy equipment that insure high quality images and radiation treatments and that meet regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors and reports quality assurance activities to insure adherence to established QA policies and procedures. Evaluates and reports the performance of this equipment in a timely manner and makes recommendations to improve quality. Maintains up-to-date technical knowledge of new and developing technologies and regulatory issues to support clinical and administrative decision-makers. Provides in-service training to staff and physicians, as necessary, to insure high quality images and radiation treatments, a radiation-safe environment, and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Communicates to staff, physicians and patients in a manner that is precise, understandable, timely, constructive, and proactive and demonstrates excellent listening skills. Maintains working relationships that are professional, collaborative, team-oriented, responsive, thorough, cordial and that demonstrate flexibility, innovation, a broad view of issues, acceptance of full responsibility for assignments, and a solutions orientation.
  • The physicist will also function actively as a technical lead in the department and provide standard medical physics services, including equipment calibrations, quality assurance, radiation safety, dosimetric measurements and calculations, treatment planning activities and supervision of treatment planning activities.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of postgraduate degree experience in the applicable medical physics subspecialty.

  • Education
  • Master's degree in medical physics or a related field.

  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Medical Physics, or certification by the American Board of Medical Physicis (ABMP) in Radiation Oncology Physics.
  • A candidate may be hired conditionally if considered Board Eligible by the ABR with completion of ABR Board Certification required within three (3) years of hire date.
  • Applicable certification required in order to pay Certified Medical Radiation Physicist in designated portion of broadbanding salary spectrum.


  • Additional Requirements:
  • Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring quality assurance programs in the applicable medical physics subspecialty.
  • Experience performing calibration of applicable radiation therapy equipment.
  • Experience performing treatment planning.
  • General knowledge of medical radiation physics, medical radiation safety and pertinent regulations.
  • Experience in Stereotactic Radiosurgery may be required if offered at the designated center.
  • Experience in Brachytherapy may be required if offered at the designated center.
  • Good communication skills, demonstrated customer service skills and willingness to be part of a team.
  • General knowledge of computers and their applications in radiation oncology.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prefer experience in linear accelerator commissioning.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Dublin , Clinical Radiation Physicist, Other , Dublin, California

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