Covenant Health

Job Title
Med Physicist
Thompson Oncology Group
Department Name


Thompson Oncology Group



Medical Physicist- Proton Therapy 

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


The healthcare professionals at Thompson Oncology Group are leaders in cancer care. Our physicians have access to proven drug-based treatments and the latest clinical trial medicines to assure each patient receives the most effective treatment. Locations include Knoxville, Maryville, Morristown, Oak Ridge, Sevierville, Harriman, and Lenoir City. For more information visit


Position Summary:

The essential responsibility of the Medical Physicist’s clinical practice is to assure the safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve a diagnostic or therapeutic result as prescribed in patient care. The Medical Physicist performs or supervises the pertinent procedures necessary to achieve this objective. The responsibilities of the Medical Physicist include: protection of the patient and others from potentially harmful or excessive radiation; establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry; the measurement and characterization of radiation; the determination of delivered dose; advancement of procedures necessary to ensure image quality; development and direction of quality assurance programs; and assistance to other healthcare professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation. This position reports to the Senior Medical Physicist.



If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 ||


  • Development of procedures for the initial and continuing evaluation of radiation therapy treatment, brachytherapy, simulation, and radiation detection equipment.
  • Provision of evidence of compliance of equipment for radiation therapy treatment, brachytherapy, simulation, and radiation detection, with regulatory and accreditation agency rules and recommendations.
  • Development and management of a comprehensive Quality Management Program that monitors, evaluates, and optimizes radiation oncology processes.
  • Review of radiation oncology dosimetry information noted in patient records.
  • Development and/or evaluation, with the medical practitioner, of the dosimetric component of patients’ treatment plans.
  • Assurance of the accuracy of treatment unit parameters and settings used for a patient's treatment, including the correct transfer of parameters from between simulation, treatment planning, the electronic chart, the paper chart, and the treatment unit.
  • Supervision of source preparation and handling during brachytherapy, and the continual maintenance of the brachytherapy source inventory.
  • Provision of radiation oncology physics and radiation dosimetry training for medical practitioners and other health-care providers.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education: Master’s degree in Medical Physics (or related field) plus formal training in Dosimetry, Radiation Physics, Radiation Therapy, and Radiation Protection.


Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of clinical experience in Radiation Therapy Physics to include: External Beam Treatment Planning, Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance, Equipment Calibrations, Dosimetry, and Brachytherapy.


Licensure Requirement: None. Must be capable of becoming an Authorized Medical Physicist in the State of Tennessee.


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