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Sanford Health Senior Physicist - Radiation Oncology - Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Cancer Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1309 W 17th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: 10 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Sanford Health is seeking a Physicist in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Sanford Cancer Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The employee will share duties with two Physicists and a Director of Physics. The department has four radiation oncologists and four dosimetrists. Certification in radiation oncology physics is preferred; however, consideration will be given to new grads and non-certified physicists who are board eligible. This position will be involved in all aspects of modern image-guided external beam photon therapy and HDR brachytherapy. HDR experience and AMP status on a RAM license is preferred. Prior Aria/Eclipse experience is preferred.

Department equipment consists of a TrueBeam STX and a TomoTherapy Hi-Art with a third TrueBeam being installed. Department software includes Aria/Eclipse 16.1 in a Citrix environment with all new FAS/GPU's, RapidArc, RapidPlan and MCO. Portal Dosimetry is used for routine IMRT QA. RadCalc, Velocity along with ClearCheck, AutoContour and EZFluence from Radformation are used. A GE Optima CT scanner is used for simulations. A Varian GammaMed Plus iX HDR unit is used to support the gyn brachytherapy practice. QA equipment is primarily Sun Nuclear with SunCHECK/DoseCHECK software with 3DS and 1DS tanks, IC Profiler and DQA3.

Support is also provided to a satellite Sanford Health clinic in Worthington, MN. Equipment for this site includes a new Truebeam and Canon Aquilion CT scanner. The department software exists in the same environment as the Sioux Falls clinic.

Job Summary

Provides independent consultation services to physicians, other physicists and staff regarding the medical use of radiation. Oversees the use of radiation in diagnostic imaging and/or radiation oncology for the Sanford system to ensure safety and compliance with professional accreditations as well as state and federal requirements. Utilizes knowledge of physics and technology as a resource when consulting with physicians and other physicists. Possesses a high level of understanding of radiological fields and provides training to staff. Functions as a resource for other physicists in the use of radiation in medicine.

Implements advanced imaging and/or treatment technologies and clinical services. Researches new treatment techniques, modalities to support strategic planning and solves complex clinical problems. Designs or uses computer simulations to model physical data so that it can be better understood and applied to clinical problems. Direct testing and monitoring of radioactive material and radiation producing machines. Conduct application evaluations for new software and hardware products prior to routine use.


Master’s degree in physics, biophysics, medical physics or radiological physics.

Board certified required.

For a physicist in radiation oncology, acceptable certifications are: the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics, Therapeutic Medical Physics, or Therapeutic Radiologic Physics, American Board of Medical Physics, Canadian College of Physicist in Medicine or related certification board.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

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Req Number: R-0168220
Job Function: Allied Health
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