Director of Radiation Oncology - Cancer Center of Santa Barbara - 1143
085306 - CCSB Radiation Oncology
The selected candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing all aspects of the Radiation Therapy department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)
1. Manages radiation oncology services in accordance with Clinic and governmental standards within the established budget.
2. Manages the staff and resources to ensure the most positive outcomes for the patient and a high degree of productivity for the department.
3. Develops departmental goals and objectives.
4. Responsible for facility and equipment maintenance and acquisition of supplies and materials.
5. Considers and implements meritorious recommendations for improvement.
6. Demonstrates considerable leadership, planning and decision making capabilities.
7. Evaluates the patient flow, the effectiveness of the staff (including hiring, performance evaluation, training and disciplinary action), overall departmental performance, compliance issues and work methods.
8. Reviews departmental performance and ensures compliance with accreditation, legal and other regulatory requirements.
9. Collects data, prepares reports, answers correspondence, and compiles statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes.
10. Participates in the Utilization Review process.
11. Participates in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous materials programs and activities.
12. Serves as liaison among medical staff.
13. Maintains and inspects equipment and materials. Introduces and demonstrates new equipment and techniques. Conducts in-service training.
14. Assists in development of the financial plan and monitors the allocation of resources, including taking corrective action to ensure the department performances within established benchmarks.
15. Maintains skills necessary to perform routine physics tasks during chief physicist’s absence.
16. Coordinates emergent radiation therapy biomedical needs in engineer’s absence.
17. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
18. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
19. Handles confidential matters concerning clinic policies and practices in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
20. Performs regular operational audits including charge capture and billing reviews to ensure compliance with billing guidelines.
21. Provides and/or reviews shielding calculations necessary for room design for radiation oncology, including the preparation and submission of shielding calculation reports for State and Federal agencies.
22. Provides ongoing oversight and management of therapists and dosimetry staff to ensure protocols are of the highest standard and consistent with the expectations of the Clinic’s Leadership and Radiation Oncology physicians.
23. Provides recommendations and negotiates for, new capital purchases needed to enhance the Radiation Program.
24. In collaboration with the radiation safety officer, administers the radiation safety program of the department of radiation oncology as developed by the radiation safety officer and approved by the radiation safety committee.
25. Provides treatment planning oversight to dosimetry, including acting as a physicist to support the department.
26. Performs all other duties as assigned.
27. Acts as a liaison with the EMR provider for clarification and correction of technical problems.
28. Is or becomes an authorized user for Nucletron HDR on the radiation oncology department radioactive materials license.
40 Hours Per Week
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
> Knowledge of anatomy and physiology sufficient to corroborate appropriate treatment.
> Knowledge of Radiation Therapy equipment and testing to determine needs and evaluate equipment for purchase.
> Knowledge of safety requirements to provide instructions and to recognize and correct hazardous conditions.
> Knowledge of complex physics and treatment planning.
> Skill in anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations.
> Skill in writing reports and preparing correspondence.
> Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
> Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
> Skill in identifying and resolving problems.
> Skill in developing complex treatment plans for radiation therapy and monitoring therapists compliance with those plans.
> Skill in the design/build process related to radiation oncology and the implementation of new equipment. Recent experience in the commissioning of linear accelerators and the necessary state and federal filings associated with the commissioning process.
> Ability to evaluate utilization statistics and other data and make program recommendations.
> Ability to determine budget needs and maintain expenditures within budget.
> Ability to contribute to a safe, amiable working environment.
> Ability to communicate clearly.
***> Completion of Doctoral Level or Master Level degree in Medical Physics (with a focus or emphasis in Radiation Oncology Physics) or in Physics with specialized training in Medical Physics.
***> Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics and an Authorized Medical Physicist in the State of California as defined in 10CFR35.2.
***> Experience as a Radiation Physicist in both hospital and non-hospital departments with a proven history of progressive management experience over radiation physics.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination for operation of all department equipment. May lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. Assists patients weighing up to 300 pounds, and places them in appropriate positions for treatment. Vision and hearing must be correctable to normal range.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Occasional evenings and weekend work. Work may be stressful at times.
Employee must pass the Sansum Clinic pre-placement physical screening exam.