Radiation Oncology Physicist III- SOM: Rad/Oncology

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Rad Onc: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Position involves clinical patient contact., Working in a laboratory, Working with radioactive materials or devices.
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Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Clinic Bldg A

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  • Under the general supervision of the Director of Medical Physics, provides clinical physics leadership in assuring that clinical operations of a designated radiation oncology center (on-site) fulfill its clinical goals.
  • Provides supervision of on-site physicists and dosimetrists.
  • Additional responsibilities include assisting the Director of Medical Physics in strategic planning and development of clinical operations.
  • Works with all participants within the designated facility and others to ensure that the Center renders high quality patient care and services, including efficient patient flow/access, resolution of treatment issues, coordination of ancillary services, oversight of medical physics records, and enhancement of patient support and service improvement.
  • Handles compliance with environmental and radiation safety and other regulations at the Center.
  • At the direction of the Radiation Oncologists, provides optimized computerized treatment planning documents to Radiation Oncologists for review and selection.
  • Confers with Radiation Oncologists and Residents regarding patient disease to provide an optimal treatment plan.
  • Performs necessary physics support for all aspects of therapy quality assurance including but not limited to: 3D and IMRT/VMAT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation therapy/Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy) treatment planning, HDR (High-Dose Rate), LDR (Low-Dose Rate), IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy), SRS/SBRT (Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy), IORT (Intraoperative Radiation Therapy), TBI (Total Body Irradiation), TSEI (Total Skin Electron Irradiation), DIBH (Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold), Gating, and Gamma Knife®.
  • Oversees quality assurance monitoring, loading and transportation of radioactive material.
  • Performs quality management processes of the department including chart checks, dose calculations, radiation monitoring, and equipment calibrations.
  • Maintains skills to assess and care for patients of all ages.
  • Provides support and assistance for other medical physics activities related to patient care and staff education.
  • Participation in clinical trials and on-going research projects.
  • May be involved in the didactic and clinical supervision of medical physics residents, medical physics students, radiation oncology residents, and dosimetry students. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A Master's degree or PhD in medical physics with the appropriate clinical training.
  • Three years of experience in a clinical setting.
  • ABR (American Board of Radiology) or equivalent certification is required and participation in MOC (maintenance of certification) if applicable.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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