Medical Physicist | Radiation Oncology Cancer Care Institute – Rapid City Hospital

Rapid City, SD USA Full time 24_2607


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Starting Pay Rate Range

$166,836.80 - $208,540.80

(Determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience of the applicant.)

Job Summary

The medical physicist is responsible for daily, monthly, and annual quality assurance on a linear accelerator, tomotherapy, and CT simulator. Performs patient-specific calculations for patient treatment plans. Ensures the accuracy and safety of therapeutic procedures. Assesses image quality of computed tomography images. Develops and implements new clinical treatment modalities. Plans, performs quality assurance, and assists with brachytherapy treatments.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Instant pay is available for qualifying positions

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Performs machine quality assurance on all treatment and imaging devices in the department.
  • Evaluates therapy plans for safe and effective treatments.
  • Performs patient-specific quality assurance before treatment start.
  • Advises chief physicist, physicians, radiation therapists, and dosimetrists of equipment problems
  • Researches new treatment and imaging equipment, develops, and implements them.
  • Participates in scheduled technical meetings to address equipment, planning, and project work.
  • Consults with equipment vendors, and trouble-shoots clinical problems to ensure timely treatments.
  • Assists chief physicist to develop policies and procedures for accreditation.
  • Performs daily and annual quality assurance on a high dose rate remote afterloader.
  • Plans and participates in breast, gynecological and prostate brachytherapy treatments.
  • Attends national medical physics meetings to brainstorm new clinical procedures and equipment.
  • Instructs radiation therapy staff in radiation safety.
  • Ensures compliance of radiation therapy activities with all state and federal laws and regulations.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - Master's degree or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or related field

Experience - ABR certification or finished residency program


Experience - ABR certification or accredited residency program graduation; Strong experience on HDR and LDR;

Education - Ph.D. degree in medical physics or related field

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category


Job Family

Radiation Therapy


CCI Radiation Therapy

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

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Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.