Come join one of the VA's premier medical centers in the stunningly beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. The Mountain Home VA Health Care System includes the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home (Johnson City), TN, located on a 260 acre park-like main campus.
Our Radiation Oncology Department is seeking a Therapeutic Medical Physicist (TMP) to be a part of our medical center receiving consults and referrals internally as well as from the South East region. The TMP is a member of a current Radiation Oncology team comprising of four Therapeutic Radiologic Technologists (TRTs), a Radiation Oncologist, one Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice provider, and one Administrative Officer with positions subject to change. The department currently functions through a single Varian(R) 21 EX linear accelerator with a Millennium MLC (120 leaf) Collimator, along Dynamic Wedge, IMRT and EPID (portal imager), and is adding the second True Beam Varian linear accelerator in its second vault. ARIA(R) is used for record and verify and Eclipse (R) for treatment planning. All simulations are performed on a Philips (R) Brilliance Big Bore 16-slice CT Simulator with Tumor LOC(R) capabilities. As a member of a team of professionals responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, the incumbent is responsible for (a) techniques used to standardize and calibrate radiation therapy equipment, (b) the accuracy and safety of physical methods used in close cooperation with Physicians and other personnel, and (c) routine clinical applications of equipment. Furthermore, he/she is responsible for quality assurance of equipment used in treatments and for providing education and training in medical physics impacting all Veterans treated for cancer with radiation therapy within a large geographic region with national referrals. The incumbent will be responsible for all other duties as assigned and will be willing to grow as our Radiation Oncology Service expands.
This VA medical center provides a full range of patient care services utilizing state-of-the-art technology as well as numerous educational and research opportunities. The MHVAHCS received the Veteran's Health Administration Cary Award for 2013, recognizing us at the highest level of VA quality achievement nationally. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer vacation/sick leave, health/life insurance coverage, and a retirement package including a tax-deferred savings plan, no state taxes and low cost of living. The work schedule with be Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. A one-year supervisory probationary period is required for all newly appointed supervisors.
Applicant must be board certified in the field of therapeutic medical physics by an approved certifying body. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirement for continuing education.
Applicant must pass pre-employment examination
Applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English
This position is designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
This position requires Background and/or Security Investigation
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
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The Mountain Home VA Health Care System includes the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home (Johnson City), TN, is located on a 260 acre park-like main campus of massive oak trees and expansive green spaces surrounded by towering mountains, multiple outpatient clinics, a domiciliary, and a Community Living Center, providing both short and long-term care. Our academic affiliation with... the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) School of Medicine provides rich educational opportunities for trainees and staff alike. This VA medical center provides a full range of patient care services utilizing state-of-the-art technology as well as numerous educational and research opportunities. The MHVAHCS received the Veteran's Health Administration Cary Award for 2013, recognizing us at the highest level of VA quality achievement nationally.