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Physicist-Medical Senior

Job ID: 16424
Job Category: Radiology & Imaging
Job Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: BMH-Memphis Hospital
Location: Memphis, TN


In addition to core the clinical responsibilities of a staff medical physicist listed below, the Senior Physicist works with the Metro Chief Physicist in support of Physics initiatives extending across the metro area.Performs a variety of medical physics services to include developing techniques used to standardize and calibrate imaging and therapy equipment; performs treatment planning for special cases and acts as a resource to other staff regarding treatment plans, simulations, and special device fabrication; validates the accuracy of the treatment plan and provide consultation to physicians per orders; performs acceptance testing, measurements, commissioning and ongoing quality assurance testing of linear accelerators, treatment planning systems, and physics equipment to establish accuracy and safety in accordance with hospital, state, federal, and accrediting body requirements.


  • Assists with the coordination of Physics and Dosimetry staffing for the Baptist Cancer Centers across the Metro market, taking into consideration the disease specific patient needs to ensure all patients receive appropriate and timely care.
  • Assists to assure cross training of all physics/dosimetry staff to build depth and redundancy within the staffing structure for complex services, i.e. IORT, TBI, CyberKnife®, etc. across the metro market.
  • Assists in the development of protocols for patient care to ensure that planning is evidence based care and optimizes patient outcomes.
  • Assists in any research needs in support of the BCC Clinical Trials Committee.
  • Assists with the Baptist GME program regarding the clinical education of Radiology residents as it relates to Radiation Oncology.
  • Coordinates treatment planning processes and other procedures as indicated.
  • Oversees quality controls measures.
  • Collates and documents all aspects of physics services.
  • Participates in performance improvement and radiation safety activities.
  • Contributes to a positive work environment and the overall team effort of the department.
  • Completes assigned goals.
  • Performs other accountabilities as assigned or directed.

Requirements, Preferences and Experience


Minimum: Masters Level Board Eligible in medical physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).


Preferred: experience with HDR, advanced IMRT applications for treatment as well as stereotactic treatment delivery.

Minimum: ten (10) years of experience in a progressive radiation oncology department, academic experience is a plus.

Licensure, Registration, Certification


Special Skills

Minimum: Advanced computer skills.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 18161 - Physicist-Medical Senior
Facility: BMH-Memphis Hospital
Department: ME Radiation Oncology Baptist Memphis
Category: Radiology & Imaging
Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:TN:Memphis
Located in the Memphis metro area
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