96980-2010 SWRON ROMP Registrar Statement of Duties.doc (Download)
SYDNEY WEST AREA HEALTH SERVICE
SYDNEY WEST CANCER NETWORK
RADIATION ONCOLOGY NETWORK
Statement of duties and responsibilities
TITLE Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Registrar
Department Sydney West Radiation Oncology Network
Medical Physics Team
Classification Public Hospital Medical Physicists (State) Award
Hours 12-month renewable contract – 38 hours per week
Responsible to Director of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics
1. Degree in Bachelor of Science (Physics major) or equivalent discipline
from an Australia or New Zealand tertiary institution.
2. Eligible to enrol in an Australasian College of Physical Scientists and
Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) accredited Medical Physics MSc course.
3. Eligible to enrol in ACPSEM Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP)
4. Be an Australian citizen or have permanent residence.
5. Demonstrated ability to produce work of a high professional standard.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member in a multi-disciplinary
team and commit to customer service and quality assurance.
7. Demonstrated good organisational and interpersonal skills.
8. Be willing to work flexible work hours (early or late) at times.
9. Demonstrated good academic results.
To provide a safe, efficient and effective clinical physics services to Radiation
Oncology Network (RON) under the direction of the Director of Radiation Oncology
Medical Physics. To participate in all in-house and ACPSEM ROMP TEAP training.
The Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Team is fully accountable to the Director of
Radiation Oncology of RON.
Conditions of employment
1. Appointment as a ROMP Registrar is for a period of 12 months.
2. Yearly renewal of contract is subject to review against training competency
benchmarks and funding allocation.
3. The ROMP Registrar must participate in the department’s training program and
carry out tasks required to successfully complete the Australasian College of
Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) accreditation
program in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics.
4. The ROMP Registrar must demonstrate progress in the ACPSEM training
program to the satisfaction of the Director of Radiation Oncology Medical
Physics. The training program requires postgraduate studies at an accredited
university for the medical physics course work and clinical training at Sydney
West Radiation Oncology Network.
5. The clinical medical physics training may require the ROMP Registrar to attend
and work in other hospital departments (such as Nuclear Medicine, Radiology,
Surgery, etc) and other NSW accredited radiation oncology centres.
6. The ROMP Registrar must undertake research and study in accordance with
the ACPSEM training program.
Criteria of the on-going assessment of the successful applicant
1. Participation in the hospital’s education and clinical training programs for ROMP
2. Appropriate enrolment and performance in a post-graduate medical physics
degree at an ACPSEM accredited university.
3. Satisfactory completion of examinations and other assessments assigned as
part of the post-graduate course and clinical in-house training programs.
4. Significantly advanced in the attainment of qualifications and clinical
experiences, and eligible to be considered for ACPSEM accreditation.
5. Full payment of fees required for the university higher degree and the ACPSEM
Training, Education & Accreditation Program (TEAP) necessary for participating
in all the required components of the TEAP program.
6. Successful completion of TEAP to gain ACPSEM accreditation within the
maximum period of 5 years.
SUMMARY of DUTIES:
Under the direction of Director of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics or his
1. Undertake the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in
Medicine (ACPSEM) training program that culminates in successful completion
of the ACPSEM Accreditation in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics.
2. Undertake research and study in accordance with the ACPSEM training
3. Participate in the department’s medical physics quality assurance program.
4. Participate as required in the maintenance of radiation oncology radiation
5. Participate in the treatment planning clinical physics work.
6. Participate in the brachytherapy clinical physics work.
7. Participate as required in the preparation and maintenance of safety protocols.
8. Participate as required in the patient in-vivo dosimetry service.
9. Participate in the physics acceptance testing and commissioning of new,
refurbished or re-commissioned radiation oncology treatment apparatus.
10.To maintain a cooperative and productive working relationship with the
multidisciplinary staff in the department, and contribute towards the provision
of high quality radiation therapy services.
11.This position will be primarily located at Westmead Cancer Care Centre, but
may be required to travel to other hospital in RON to participate in physics
duties or for educational, research & educational meetings, as requested by
the Director of ROMP.
Universal statement of obligations
1. Policy on smoking in the workspace
Smoking by staff, clients, patients and visitors is totally prohibited in the
building and vehicles within the Public Health System in NSW. This will apply
to Public Hospitals; Community based services, Area Health Services and
2. Equal employment opportunities – employee responsibilities
Sydney West Area Health Services is committed to the policy that
discrimination or harassment in the workplace will not be tolerated. All staff has
a responsibility to ensure that they do not act in any way, which constitutes
harassment or discrimination against other staff, and to help maintain a work
environment free of harassment and discrimination.
3. Occupational health and safety responsibilities of an employee
Sydney West Area Health Service is committed to Occupational Health and
Safety for all employees. All staff have a responsibility to ensure that they use
safe work practices at all the times and that they do not compromise the health
and safety of any person, including themselves, at their place of work by their
acts or omissions.
4. Ethical practices and confidentiality
Employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices in
the workplace and are not to divulge or discuss to any unauthorized person any
confidential data or information collected for the purpose of patient care or for
the administrative, statistical or other purpose.
5. Health promotion
To undertake Health Promotion activities relevant to the Department targets for
Statement by Department Head
The information detailed above is an accurate statement of the duties of this
Department Head Date
Statement by Employee
As occupier of this position, I have read and noted the contents of the duties and
responsibilities of the position described in this Statement of Duties. I understand
that other duties consistent with this position may be required from time to time
and that I may be required to work in any area under the jurisdiction on the Board
of Directors of Sydney West Area Health Service.
Employee signature Date