BJC Healthcare Radiation Physicist - Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Illinois

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Alton Memorial Hospital, in Illinois is a full-service acute-care hospital services patients in a seven county area. Alton Memorial offer inpatient and outpatient services including surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency care.

The Cancer Care Center (CCC) is located on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus behind the Medical Office Building. The CCC strives to offer quality care Close to Home.

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Role Purpose

Responsible for directing all physics related activity in the radiation oncology department, and provides administrative, organizational and technical expertise to ensure smooth and safe functioning of the Radiation Therapy services. Provides state-of-the-art treatment plans, performs quality assurance reviews of isodose computations, oversees all dosimetry work, provides special dosimetry measurements and provides quality assurance testing and review of treatment equipment.


  • Develops and updates brachytherapy dose calculation protocols.

  • Develops and updates clinical physics procedures. Develops and verifies computer dose planning protocols.

  • Consults with radiation oncologist regarding special clinical physics considerations for an individual patient. Also oversees determinations of patient parameters required for computer planning calculations.

  • Performs initial review of the therapy dose recorded to verify the initial dosimetry calculations and perform weekly review of the therapy doses to verify the accuracy of the accumulated dose values.

  • Develops and or oversees fabrication of mechanical treatment aid devices used in radiation therapy of patients including : a) field-shaping blocks, b) lead masks, c) beam-modifying filters, d) casts and molds for immobilization or repositioning of patients.

Minimum Requirements


  • Master's Degree

    • Related field of study


  • 2-5 years

Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

Preferred Requirements


  • Doctorate

    • Related field of studyBenefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan with company match- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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