Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
This position fulfills regulatory requirements set on both a federal and local level. Responsible for designing and maintaining the departmentâ��s quality assurance program related to radiation safety, linear accelerator calibrations and performance, radioactive materials calibration and maintenance, three-dimensional treatment planning accuracy and performance, and monitoring the performance of peers and subordinates. In addition, responsible also for the commissioning and acceptance testing of new equipment and technical procedures, participating in peer review and keeping current on current and future technological developments within the field.
These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and staff come together to achieve longer and better lives in the fight against cancer.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Provide technical expertise when consulting with physicians, physicists and Dosimetrist.
Calibrate and maintain linear accelerators.
Perform various administrative functions.
Calibrate and maintain brachytherapy program.
Perform treatment planning and quality assurance on 3-dimensional computer treatment planning system.
Keep up-to-date in the professional literature regarding current techniques and new procedures.
Perform peer and subordinate review.
Perform and participate in research activities.
Inside contacts consist of multiples physicians for primary consultation regarding optimal methods of patient treatment on a daily basis. Outside contacts consist of department manager, medical physicist colleagues, vendor support and service engineers and Varian service engineers on a weekly to daily basis for performance issues, technical issues and dissemination and receipt of information.
â�¢ Improving and expanding 3-dimensional treatment planning system
â�¢ Keeping the departmentâ��s aging linear accelerators up and running within the acceptable parameters.
â�¢ Remain knowledgeable regarding current procedures in a rapidly changing field.
â�¢ Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. TJC) appropriate for position
â�¢ A Masterâ��s of Science Degree in Medical Physics from an AAPM Accredited Graduate Program
â�¢ Analytical and problem solving skills
â�¢ Board certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics
â�¢ Strong communications and interpersonal skills
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.