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The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We offer more options for patients with serious conditions because of our expertise and leadership in medical research and education.

Job Description

This position is created to provide structured clinical training to medical physics graduates in order to assure proper clinical instruction and preparation for board examinations. The resident will perform basic medical physicist duties under the supervision of a residency director and other physics dosimetry, and physician staff. The resident will also perform a research project leading to process improvement or improved patient treatment techniques. Supports and adheres to The University of Kansas Hospital Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Shares responsibility for the design and implementation of the aspects of the quality management program that involves the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment as well as the review and proposal of changes of the procedures followed by radiation therapy staff.
  • Patient dosimetry, including generating new treatment plans, reviewing plans created by dosimetrists, and development and use of protocols for checking monitor unit calculations.
  • Clinical training in medical physics, including training in: linear accelerator selection, acceptance, commissioning, and quality assurance; dosimetric principles and patient treatment planning; clinical oncology; radiation measurement and safety, including shielding design; brachytherapy physics and techniques; and advanced delivery techniques such as IMRT, SRS, SRT, and IGRT.
  • Didactic training in medical physics, including principles of radiation physics, diagnostic and therapy x-ray production, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and radiopharmacy physics, radiobiology, and journal review.
  • Clinical project to improve processes or patient treatments in radiation oncology.
  • Periodically evaluates all equipment for continued utility, appropriateness, reliable performance, age, and condition and makes recommendations on practical life span, obsolescence, and replacement.
  • Assist management of radiation oncology information systems, including development of usage protocols, maintenance and data storage.
  • Teaching duties for student radiation therapists and dosimetrists.
  • Radiation safety duties for the practice, including assisting with employee monitoring, reports, and regulatory issues.

Required:

  • MS or PhD in medical physics or related hard science or engineering.
  • Differential equation level mathematic skills; Competent with Windows, Unix, Linux computer platforms and common software

TASKS

  • Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
  • Turn or reposition bedridden patients.
  • Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
  • Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • PsychologyKnowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Medicine and DentistryKnowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Therapy and CounselingKnowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

The University of Kansas Health System

Type

Hospital

Size

Large

Revenue

$1B to 2B

Founded

1908

CEO

Bob Page

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