Nairobi Hospital Medical Physicist Jobs in Kenya

Nairobi Hospital Medical Physicist Jobs in Kenya

  • The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa has excellent career
    opportunities for individuals who possess a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, results
    oriented and committed to continuous improvement.

  • Reporting to the Specialist- Clinical Oncology, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensure the safe application of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation including equipment calibration and commissioning, clinical support, maintenance of appropriate quality assurance for equipment and treatment delivery in line with established protocols.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Carry out systematic measurement, documentation and assurance of the physical aspects of all radioactive sources or radiation producing equipment.

    • Perform acceptance testing and commissioning of all treatment-related equipment under supervision including calibration of all radiation producing sources and maintenance of all information.

    • Conduct computerized treatment planning and dose calculations to achieve optimal dose.

    • Maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program including assurance of the accuracy of treatment unit parameters in order to ensure patients are provided tumour localization,
    radiation treatment, and dose distributions as prescribed.

    • Develop treatment plans including acquisition and storage of data for treatment plans,
    calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for treatment delivery.

    • Prepare appropriate moulds for patient therapy.

    • Implement and manage dosimetry as well as beam delivery aspect.

    • Ensure safety radiation protection of patient and other staff members within the department
    in compliance to EPA/ORP Rules and Regulations.

    • Plan, direct, conduct and participate in supporting programs to ensure effective and safe use of radiation and radionuclides in patients.

    • Conduct brachytherapy planning to determine the best‐possible dosage in the therapeutic area, simultaneously decreasing its volume in organs and critical structures.

    • Provide assurance of accurate delivery of prescribed radiation doses and associated risks.

    • Carry out patient education and counselling.

    • Develop and implement protocols of care.

    • Conduct quality assurance tests of radiotherapy equipment to ensure compliance with quality standards, radiation safety and security policies.

    • Keep abreast of latest developments pertaining to current practices within the field; and

    • Participate in root cause
    analysis committees in the event of incidences, complaints and/or poor clinical outcomes to ensure continuous improvement in patient care.

    • Participate in continuous medical education to sharpen medical knowledge and skills in area of specialization.

    • Assist private consultants to carry out medical procedures on private patients to ensure optimal patient care.

    • Develop and continuously review protocols in applicable specialty area to enhance clinical

    • Participate in research activities in applicable specialty area in line with set objectives.

    • Act as a team leader on a rotational basis for the applicable specialty area.

    • Uphold high levels of patient confidentiality and work ethic in line with applicable code of
    conduct and hospital objectives; and

    • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

    Education and Experience

    • Master's degree in Medical Physics from a recognized institution

    • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Physics from a recognized institution.

    • Must be a registered member with the relevant registration body and hold a valid practicing

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Medical Physicist with exposure to brachytherapy

    Core Competencies

    • Proficiency in VMAT/IMRT treatment planning.

    • Knowledge of programming language.

    • Proof of attending Clinical trainings.

    • Judgement and decision-making skills.

    • In-depth understanding of Radiation Dosimetry.

    • Patient care skills.

    • Attention to detail.

    • Customer service skills.

    • Planning and organizing skills.

    • Communication skills.

    • Team working skills.

    • Reporting skills.

    • Accountability.

    • Integrity.

    • Confidentiality.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Nairobi Hospital Medical Physicist Jobs in Kenya

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