Radiation Oncology Opportunity in Northeast Nebraska!!

Doctors Choice Placement
July 12, 2023
Northeast, NE
Job Type


Radiation Oncology Opportunity in Northeast Nebraska!!
Hospital Employed / Established Practice
Collegial work environment
Rural area where Physician can make a big impact
Physicians are valued
Cost of living is good
Progressive and developing cancer center in town -- slated to open in 2024/2025 -- strategic planning, new physician will be instrumental in progress
Succession Planning
100% outpatient
Clinic Patient Population: 100% adult practice
Pediatric Patients sent to Omaha, NE
New patient appointment time - 60 minutes
Established patient appointment time - 30 minutes
Would prefer candidate with Midwest ties
State-licensed Child Care Center on Campus
Financially Sound Hospital System with tenured staff
FT/Perm Placement - would like to become a long-term member of medical and Columbus community
Hours/Days/Work Schedule - Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call Schedule - 24/7 - not a huge call burden - ER not very often/minimal (phone call always)
*had to come in 1 time in a year
Worksite location - Clinic a block away from Hospital main campus
Average # of Treatments per day - 15 - 20
Average # of follow ups per week - 5-10
Average # of consults per week - 2-5
Average # of Sims per week - 2-4
State-of-the-art technology
Open to new grads - Yes
EMR: Quanum
Type of Accelerator - Tomotherapy Hi-Art (current) - looking to gather input from new physician to upgrade
Treatment planning software - Velocity and Thomotherapy Tx planning system
Type of Sims - Siemens
Compensation and Benefits:
" Base Salary: Discuss with VP Physician Relations/Business Development
" Medical Directorship
" Sign on bonus
" Relocation: $10k
" CME Stipend & Dedicated CME Time
" Malpractice coverage
" Comprehensive Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
" Retirement Plan
Cancer Care opened in 2011, with the goal of bringing high quality radiation treatments to County, so that people could receive cancer care close to home. The clinic strongly believes in the value of every person that walks into their cancer center. Compassion is the core of their mission.
o TomoTherapy - currently using TomoTherapy but looking at Varian for new Cancer Center
o Radiation Therapy (radiotherapy)
o Stereotactic Radiosurgery
o Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
o Radiopharmaceutical Therapy
o 4-D Treatment Planning
o Image Guided Radiotherapy
o Xofigo
- No HDR
- No neurosurgeon or pulmonologist
- On call cases are almost nonexistent
- Medical Oncology is offsite but in town 2-3 days/week
- Cancer Nurse Navigators - help coordinate patient care with families and appointments
- Cancer Care has drivers that pick up patients and take them to-and-from treatments and appointments
(1 van & 1 car - 50 mile service area - no charge)
- Three great general surgeons in town
" Staff
o 2 RRTs
o 1 dosimetrist - is also a rad tech
o 1 physicist
o Office manager - also a rad tech
o Admin assistant
o RN (will be hiring)

City is nestled in the Elkhorn Valley in Northeast Nebraska, and is surrounded by gently rolling hills. It has a population of more than 24,000 and nearly 35,000 people reside in Madison county. City is approximately 2 hours from Omaha and Lincoln, and is the ninth largest city in the state. Unemployment is very low. Labor force works in agriculture, manufacturing and in the service industry, which includes retail and wholesale trade, education and healthcare. Retail sales have increased every month since June 1993. Students in City's school system score considerably higher than the national average on SAT and ACT exams every year. Parochial schools include Luthern, Catholic and non-denominational Christian.

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