Radiation Oncology Physicist Banner MD Anderson Job at Banner Health, Glendale, AZ

  • Banner Health
  • Glendale, AZ

Job Description

Primary City/State:

Gilbert, Arizona

Department Name:

Radiation Oncology

Work Shift:


Job Category:

Clinical Care

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus and relocation assistance available !

Explore and excel. At Banner Health, health care is a team effort. One might be surprised by the number of people who work behind the scenes and play a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Apply today.

The Radiation Oncology Physicist ensures safe delivery of optimal radiation treatment to patients. The position provides abundant opportunities for collaboration with radiation oncology colleagues in the wider Banner and MD Anderson networks.

The physicist verifies proper calibration, operation, and safety of radiation-producing machines and sources in accordance with established guidelines and protocols. The physicist ensures accuracy, quality, and safety of radiation therapy treatments. This includes reviewing treatment plans, assisting and supporting dosimetry and therapy staff, and performing measurements and evaluations as necessary. They physicist works with an interdisciplinary radiation oncology team to plan and deliver advanced specialized therapies such as HDR brachytherapy, SBRT , and SRS . The physicist collaborates with department staff and physics colleagues to evaluate, commission, and implement new technologies. The physicist ensures all radiation safety standards and regulatory requirements are met, and maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. The physicist applies independent judgement and learned methodologies while operating within established policies and procedures. The physicist assists in staff continuing education and physics resident training. The physicist consistently demonstrates Banner core values:

+ Treating those we serve and each other with compassion, dignity and respect

+ Acting with integrity and striving for the highest quality care and service

+ Exceeding the expectations of the people we serve and those we set for ourselves

The Division of Radiation Oncology includes a comprehensive team of experts that representing all subspecialties. Joining our program affords an opportunity to enjoy:

+ Radiation Oncology Facilities at 4 centers in Phoenix and 2 centers in Northern Colorado

+ 16 Full-time Radiation Oncologists and 6 Advanced Practice Providers

+ Mix of Varian TrueBeam and Elekta Linacs

+ Busy Real-Time US-Guided Prostate HDR Brachytherapy program

+ Raystation Planning System as well as Brainlab

+ Weekly Chart Rounds with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

+ Team approach to care with focused disease-specific expertise in the medical, radiation, and surgical management of the cancer patient

+ Evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care

+ Access to clinical trials and new investigative therapies (80+ staff members, 190+ active trials)

+ State-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of all types of cancer;

+ Oncology expertise in supportive care services

+ Competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with training and experience

+ Abundant recreational opportunities in the highly desired metropolitan area

The physicist engages with Banner and MD Anderson colleagues to advance the MD Anderson vision at Banner sites: “We shall be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of our people, our research-driven patient care and our science”.

Schedule : Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

Banner Health’s premier West Valley Level I Trauma for adults and Tertiary Care destination for all ages. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center ( BTMC ) and Banner Children’s Hospital at Thunderbird provide a preferred destination for surgical, oncological, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedic, pediatric, and women and infant services achieved through best-in-class 5-star CMS rating to provide patients with high quality, safe care for the best possible experience. Our campus is one of the largest campuses in the Banner network with over 3000 employees. BTMC was voted Best of the Best in 2023 by Banner Health out of 30 hospitals. This is the most prestigious award one of our largest hospitals can receive for consistently meeting our annual targets. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.


This position provides physics services by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population.


1. Verifies proper operation and safety of all machines and sources producing radiation in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.

2. Performs measurements or other evaluations as necessary to ensure accurate dose delivery for treatments. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.

3. Provides support and assistance in delivery of all radiation therapy treatments, including advanced specialized therapies. Assists in or performs computer treatment planning as needed. Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new therapies and protocols. Serves as a physics services resource for all staff.

4. Assists in staff continuing education on appropriate medical physics and radiation safety procedures as needed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.

5. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Ensures all radiation safety standards and regulatory requirements are met.

6. Participates in regular quality assurance reviews. Ensures proper documentation is recorded and maintained.

7. Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to the Medical Physics practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.

8. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department by performing other duties as assigned. May hire, train, conduct performance reviews, and direct the workflow for the department staff.

9. Independently performs procedures in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols to patients. Internal customers: All levels of radiation oncology and nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members.


Masters Degree or PH.D. in Medical Physics or other related discipline is required.

Current certification from the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and licensure by the state of practice where required. Experience with procedures in the specific department required. BLS certification.

Must possess knowledge in medical physics including regulations governing the use of radiation in medicine, advanced computer skills, advanced treatment planning, and quality control procedures. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.


Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

EOE /Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans (

Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

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EOE /Fema

Job Tags

Full time, Relocation package, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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