Head Medical Physicist, Oncology Institute

Location
Ohio
Posted
May 07, 2021
Ref
644185
Position Type
Permanent
Job Summery

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is building a 9-story, state-of-the-art Cancer Center and is looking for global top talent to join our world-class team. The Head Medical Physicist will help establish a new radiation oncology department, provide leadership to medical physics and dosimetrists, and ensure compliance with UAE regulations. This position is responsible for leading radiation oncology treatment planning, quality assurance, and safety of radiation treatment delivery.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for treatment planning, quality assurance, safety of patient radiation treatment delivery, weekly chart checks, and process improvement for modalities include but not limited to external beam, SRS/SRBT, HDR, etc
  • Oversee the radiation oncology medical physics program, including radiation oncology medical physicist(s) and medical dosimetrists and ensure their work meets international best practices and established high quality standards.
  • Develop radiation oncology medical physics program, policies, and procedures.
  • Participates in departmental research, education, presentations, meetings, and chart rounds.
  • Implement new treatment techniques/procedures for the center when needed, support advanced treatment and image guided technology, and take a lead role in collaboration with vendors and IT to address clinically related hardware and software issues
  • Evaluates patient and records applicable notes about patient's condition for purposes of serving as a record of treatment and/or making a possible referral to another member of the health care medical staff team.
  • Ensure oncology radiation physics services comply with UAE applicable regulations and requirements.
  • Liaisons with other medical and non-medical staff at CCAD to ensure quality patient treatment
  • Supplies and provides care in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner
  • Liaise for machine maintenance and repair with Clinical Engineering Department.
  • Follows ethical and regulatory guidelines
  • Takes part in administrative functions that ensure the continued operations of the clinical environment, such as committees, task forces and performance improvement measures
  • Adheres to individual approved clinical privileges, as well as to all policies and procedures of the Medical Staff

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • A minimum of five (5) years' clinical radiation therapy experience with broad experience in treatment planning and quality management.
  • Must hold a valid License/ Registration to practice in their home country and/or country of last employment (where applicable)
  • Should meet the Maintenance of Certification requirements (where applicable)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team of health care professionals
  • Preferred ABR board certification in radiation therapy physics.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff
  • Ability to speak and write in English is required
  • Ability to speak and write in both English and Arabic is preferred

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Masters or PhD in radiation physics or closely related field.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • typical physical demands include a moderate degree of dexterity to produce materials on a computer and mobility sufficient to attend meetings in clinical departments throughout CCAD.

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