Bismarck Cancer Center (BCC) is seeking a Radiation Oncologist to join our busy practice. The candidate must be board certified or eligible in radiation oncology. Qualifications include an energetic and motivated personality with willingness to participate in clinical services, continuous quality improvement, implementation of protocols, and participate in maintenance of The Joint Commission (TJC) and American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation in radiation oncology.
BCC is a progressive, state-of-the-art, full service radiation oncology center. BCC is the busiest Radiation Oncology Clinic in North Dakota with well-established referral patterns from multiple first class hospitals and clinics. We are the primary radiation center for south-central and western North Dakota. We are consistently in the top 90th percentile in nearly all categories of Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores. We are committed to treating the “whole” patient – body, mind and spirit and as such implement a host of wrap-around services including an oncology certified dietician, social worker, spiritual counselor, physical therapist and message therapist.
Equipment includes two multi-energy (3 photon) and (5 electron) Elekta linear accelerators with 160 MLC with on-board 4D and 3D IGRT using CBCT. These accelerators are beam matched in terms of physical and radiological parameters enabling treatment on either accelerator without re-planning. CT simulation is a Philips Brilliance Big Bore (85 cm diameter) with 4D imaging capability. We also have a single high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy unit and perform amongst the highest volume prostate LDR brachytherapy in the Mid-West. We have five Pinnacle planning systems with Model Based Segmentation contouring, and image fusion software, Oncentra HDR brachytherapy planning system, Variseed LDR brachytherapy planning system, Mobius 3D, FX and DoseLab, and Mosaiq EMR and PACS systems. External beam therapy includes 3D & 4D IGRT, IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, and SRS, whereas brachytherapy includes LDR (Permanent PSI), and HDR (Gyn, and breast brachytherapy with Contura).
The clinical staff currently consists of two Radiation Oncologists, two Medical Physicists (one Ph.D. and one M.S. Level), three Medical Dosimetrists, eight Radiation Therapists, five Nurses, Survivorship Nurses, Bio-Medical Engineer, Information Service Engineer, Social Worker, Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist, and marketing staff.
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday
8am to 5pm (with extended hours based on
Weekend call every three weeks (on an
Patient Workload: External Beam:
3D, IMRT, VMAT: 65 Avg/day
SRS: 4 Avg/month
SBRT: 29 Avg/month
HDR: 10 Avg/month
LDR: 6 PSI Avg/month
Bismarck/Mandan is located in the center of North Dakota and cares for patients in a 250 mile radius. The area offers a mix of private, and public schools as well as two colleges. The area is supported by a vibrant energy industry, two major medical facilities, clinics, and a host of technical service companies. The unemployment rate is the lowest in the country and the state tax rate is exceptional low as is the cost of living index. The community offers opportunities to participate in indoor activities such as tennis, ice skating, and ice hockey; and outdoor activities such as jogging, mountain biking, trail running, golfing, water skiing, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing. The area hosts variety of professional sporting events, and cultural events such as concerts, plays, ballet, and symphony.
The Bismarck Cancer Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.