Medical Physicist
Richmond, VA 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description



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Come join us at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute! We are located on the Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest Campus, which is a 340-bed acute care facility located in Richmond, VA. We are a proud member of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) family. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest Campus is looking for a Certified Therapeutic Medical Physicist (or board eligible within 1 year) to provide high quality, cutting edge and compassionate patient-centered care for our radiation oncology patient population. We are extremely team focused and interactive within the department. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and utilize the latest ARIA/Eclipse planning software. Our Cancer Center, built in 2017, currently boasts 2 Varian linacs (TrueBeam and Trilogy), a dedicated GE CT simulator, an HDR program, and very active SRS/SBRT programs. We treat hypo-fractionated stereotactic targets throughout the entire body and have grown rapidly to become the 3rd largest stereotactic volume across all HCA radiation oncology clinics. We were the first clinic in Virginia to utilize Varian's HyperArc modality to achieve Single-Isocenter Multiple-Metastasis Radiotherapy to treat up to 20-30 brain mets with a single plan.

The successful Physicist candidate will join 1 Physician, 1 Chief Physicist, 2 Travel Dosimetrists and 2 Remote PRN Dosimetrists, 6 Therapists, and 2 Nurses. If you are a dynamic Certified or Board Eligible Therapeutic Medical Physicist that values innovation, top-notch equipment and embraces HCA's mission to commit to the care and improvement of human life, we would love for you to join our family!


At Henrico Doctors' Hospital Forest, we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K(100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

We are seeking a(an) Medical Physicist for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications


1. Provides oversight for aspects of the Medical Physics and Dosimetry programs along with other assigned duties.

2.Works closely with the Medical Director, Dosimetrists, Therapists, and Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist to ensure quality in the treatment planning and delivery of External Beam Radiotherapy.

3. Consults with Radiation Oncologists, Dosimetrists, and Therapists regarding treatment plans, Dosimetry calculations, design and fabrication of accessories, and clinical patient set-ups.

4.Consults on all External Beam special procedure cases (IMRT/IGRT, Stereotactic, HDR Brachytherapy, 4dCT, Respiratory Management, Surface Monitoring).

5.Is responsible for safe operations of all External Beam radiation equipment (linear accelerators, CT simulator) in cooperation with Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist.

6.Is responsible for periodic QA for therapy equipment.

7. Provides monthly spot checks, annual calibrations on radiation oncology equipment (linear accelerators, simulator) in cooperation with Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist as required by facility and NRC standards.

8.Supervision of therapy units, maintenance and is responsible for releasing the treatment machine

into clinical use after service has been performed in cooperation with Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist.

9.Consults with Dosimetrists/therapists, as well as service representatives, regarding equipment related problems and initiates corrective action in cooperation with Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist.

10. Assists in program development including the creation and maintenance of departmental policies/procedures in cooperation with Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist.

EXPERIENCE Three to five years of work experience as a Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology.

EDUCATION Masters or doctorate degree in Medical Physics or Physics.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: American Board of Radiology (Therapeutic Radiological Physics) OR Board eligible within 1 year.

has provided quality healthcare services to the Richmond community since 1974. We give patient's access to trained physicians and advanced technology. Our 340-bed hospital is one of the region's leading acute care facilities. The hospital offers a full range of healthcare services, with specialties in trauma, cardiovascular and neurological care, women's health, oncology, and groundbreaking diagnostic imaging. We are a national trendsetter in kidney transplants through the Virginia Transplant Center. As part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery, we drive the state in minimally invasive procedures with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeries.

We are proud to be the recipient of several national awards. The awards include Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics, 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services and Treatment of Stroke, and Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award. We have many other Five-Star clinical achievements recognizing our heart, stroke, and critical care programs.

At Henrico Doctors' Hospital, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Across HCA Healthcare's more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Medical Physicist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We are committed to: Providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Recruiting and retaining a diverse staff reflective of the patients and communities we serve. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected category in accordance to applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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