Provides and/or supervises the functioning and activities on matters including dosimetry, calibration, treatment planning and safety equipment. Maintains equipment and regulatory records, and bills for services. Provides education to Radiation Oncology staff and meets the qualifications to provide care to patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Assists with coordination of equipment usage, selection and replacement as required.
Prepares and updates physics/dosimetry policies and procedures as required.
Consults with the radiation oncologists on the physical and radiobiological aspects of the patients' treatments and the development of treatment plans.
Verifies the correct transfer of parameters between the simulator, treatment plan, and treatment unit; periodically reviews each patient's chart for accuracy and compliance with the radiation oncologist's prescription.
Maintains all instrumentation required for calibration of sources including measurement of radiation and calculation of doses.
Assists in the development of techniques to improve the delivery of radiation treatment.
Participates at chart rounds and other patient discussion conferences as required by the radiation oncologist.
Provides continuing education to the Radiation Oncology staff.
Helps to develop and maintain a quality assurance program for all treatment modalities, localization procedures, and computational equipment and programs to assure that patients receive prescribed doses and dose distribution with an acceptable degree of accuracy.
Participates in development and assists with administration of a radiation safety program as required by the Radiation Safety Officer including compliance with all regulating and certifying agencies (e.
G., the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and appropriate state and local agencies).
Monitors a personnel radiation monitoring program for Radiation Oncology as required.
Develops and promotes interpersonal relations to enhance the achievement of departmental goals.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Doctoral Degree- (Required)
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