Nairobi Hospital Senior Medical Physicist Jobs

Nairobi Hospital Senior Medical Physicist Jobs


  • 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.

  • The successful candidates will be team
    players with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes and shape
    best clinical and non-clinical practice in line with our Strategic Plan (2019-2024).

  • 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
    management.

  • 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
    license.

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

    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 organising skills.

  • Communication skills.

  • Team working skills.

  • Reporting skills.

  • Accountability.

  • Integrity.

  • Confidentiality.

    How to Apply

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


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