Chief of Dosimetry
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The Chief of Dosimetry is a board certified Medical Physicist who ensures we are meeting the treatment planning needs of the Division of Medical Physics within the Department of Radiation Oncology. Specifically, the Chief of Dosimetry manages medical dosimetrists at PCAM location, oversees medical dosimetry operations, hiring/onboarding/competency assessment of the team, ensures excellent customer satisfaction for treatment plan end users, fosters collaboration between dosimetry, physics, radiation therapists and radiation oncologists, ensures the team is an engaged workforce, manages the team’s ability to perform treatment planning training of external visitors or trainees, participates in HUP’s Quality Assurance Program and Quality and Safety Management Services. The Chief of Dosimetry serves on Departmental committees and workgroups as requested. He/She provides supervisory oversight and training for medical dosimetrists and manages competencies and credentials of treatment planning procedures. In collaboration with physicists and radiation oncologists, he/she leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of medical dosimetry-related policies and procedures. The Chief of Dosimetry supports the remote dosimetry services to Penn Medicine or other network facilities. The Chief of Dosimetry ensures compliance with the Department Quality and Safety Program and encourages participation in reporting Conditions for all staff. The Chief of Dosimetry is expected to maintain knowledge of current treatment planning and treatment delivery technologies and applicable regulations and remain an active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. She/he will work with the Director of Clinical Operations, Physics Division, to ensure the highest level of quality and safety throughout the clinical enterprise. Physicists have always had a clear supervisory role in the development of treatment planning techniques, dosimetry workflow, and administrative oversight of dosimetrists. The Chief of Dosimetry will play a critical leadership role in the Department of Radiation Oncology by providing an effective interface between physics and dosimetry teams.
The minimum of a Master’s degree and 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of medical physics education and experience required. Proficiency in treatment planning is required. Prior management experience is preferred. Board certification by either the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics (formerly defined as Therapeutic Radiological Physics) or by the American Board of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology Physics. Must pass Pennsylvania s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.
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