The Chief Physicist is responsible for the overall clinical operations regarding physicist and dosimetry planning and reviews. The Chief Physicist will also generate and review patient treatment plans, patient-specific clinical calculations, patient and therapeutic equipment related measurements, routine calibration of departments therapy equipment, quality assurance, minor maintenance and adjustment of equipment. In addition, this position will oversee and manage a team of physicists, dosimetrists, and IT staff. This position is responsible for implementing new clinical technologies and other software implementations (inclusive of all departmental needs) and training of departmental staff. Leads all capital requests and the internal technology planning team, inclusive of all technology requests, clinical devices, and software enhancement requests. Investigates departmental radiation safety issues and is a member of the radiation safety committee. Responsibilities extend to all locations where OHSU provides medical physics and/or dosimetry services, as well as collaborating with other partner sites in the region and state.
Responsibilities include: radiation beam calibration and characterization; equipment quality assurance and radiological operations quality management; instrument and device specification; acceptance testing and commissioning; image quality assessment and optimization of imaging systems and processes; development and maintenance of imaging procedures as they pertain to the simulation, treatment planning and treatment delivery; shielding design and protection analysis on radiation-emitting equipment and radiopharmaceuticals; determination of dose delivered to patients and others exposed to radiation; consultation and treatment planning with practitioners to determine dose to be delivered; consultation with practitioners to assure accurate radiation dose to a specific patient; and consultation intended to provide patient, staff, and /or general public radiation safety. Includes the actual performance of the activities or their establishment and supervision of others, as applicable.
This position serves as a member of the departmental leadership team and is responsible for continuous improvements in process, productivity, and the success of the Department. The incumbent must have a strong critical analysis, strategic planning, collaboration, communication, and orientation toward providing a high level of service to the Departments clinical and administrative leaders. Involvement in continuous improvements in process, productivity, and the success of the Department is a key responsibility of this position, as well as sound and appropriate leadership and management of direct and indirect reports.
Candidates who will succeed in this position will exemplify the following leadership attributes:
A solid leader with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, who manages work groups by inspiring and advising team members, facilitating goal accomplishment. Has effective time management skills, the ability to prioritize projects for self and teams. Evaluates performance of self and others to ensure success.
A collaborator and consensus builder capable of maintaining and cultivating successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. A person who proactively establishes/develops strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization.
A resourceful professional who stays current with information, technology, trends, and developments in the field and implements applicable and reasonable policy and process changes as a result of industry trends.
A well-organized leader with the ability to manage a variety of complex projects while charting a course of action that effectively and efficiently assists the organization and department in fulfilling goals and objectives.
OHSU trains medical professionals and researchers across a wide array of disciplines. Within the Department of Radiation Medicine, faculty medical physicists train physician and physics residents, and students in both the Medical Physics graduate program and the Radiation Therapy undergraduate program. The Oregon Medical Physics Program is a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program in medical physics, which graduates both MS and PhDs, in both therapeutic and diagnostic imaging physics. The JRCERT-accredited Radiation Therapy Program offers a BS in Radiation Therapy, and has been a part of OHSU since 1971. The Chief Physicist plays an instrumental role in the balance of the clinical and academic missions of OHSU.
Certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Medical Physics, or certified by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in Radiation Oncology Physics
General knowledge of medical radiation physics, medical radiation safety and pertinent regulations
Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring quality assurance programs in the therapeutic radiological physics subspecialty
Good communication skills, demonstrated customer service skills and willingness to be part of a team
Experience performing calibration of radiation therapy equipment (high energy accelerators - electrons and photons)
Brachytherapy experience- both HDR and LDR
Treatment planning experience 2-D, 3-D , IMRT, SRS and SBRT; Pinnacle, Monaco, and Brain Lab
Experience in linear accelerator commissioning, high dose rate delivery systems
General knowledge of computers, radiation EMRs, and their applications in radiation oncology
Proven critical analytical skills, demonstrated evidence of superior written, verbal and technology skills
Excellent collaborative and customer service oriented skills; ability to make sound decisions and creatively and promptly problem solve
Demonstrated ability to affect change within groups
Strong communication skills
Ability to interact in a positive, productive manner with providers, administrators and leadership (demonstrating sensitivity, tact, and professionalism)
Ability to deal effectively with difficult situations
Ability to analyze information and construct an action plan to resolve issues
Ability to collaborate effectively and work both independently and in a team environment
Effective organizational abilities, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills
Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm