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
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
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.
Team working skills.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Nairobi Hospital Senior Medical Physicist Jobs
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