Job Description

Job Title: Physicist
Job ID: 691471
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: Indiana Rdn Oncology
Location: 850 Hospital Road, Indiana PA 15701

Description

Purpose:
Primary responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to: regular quality assurance testing and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment; treatment planning and delivery; dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy, implementation of 4D CT and gated radiation therapy and various types of brachytherapy procedures.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the clinical practice of Radiation Oncology Physics and dosimetry.
  • Collaborate with other UPCI Physicists in Radiation Therapy related research in the Division of Medical Physics.
  • Develop and document performance specifications, testing, tolerances, and frequency of testing for all therapy equipment.
  • Direct the design, fabrication, and measurement of treatment beam modifiers and treatment aids.
  • Maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program that ensures patients are provided tumor localization, radiation treatment, and dose distributions as prescribed.
  • Manage the development of treatment plans, acquisition and storage of data for treatment plans, calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for treatment delivery.
  • Manage the in-vivo dose measurement and use of measuring devices for verification of dose delivery to patients.
  • Manage the systematic measurement, documentation, and assurance of the physical aspects of all radiation sources/devices used in Radiation Oncology.
  • Obtain and disseminate information pertaining to current practices within the field of Radiation Oncology Physics.
  • Perform acceptance testing and commissioning of all treatment-related equipment.
  • Provide consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on the physical and radiobiological aspect of treatment.
  • Provide interpretation/consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on basis of in-vivo dosimetry.
  • Translate the desired treatment plan into a set of instructions for radiation therapists to execute.

Qualifications

  • Required-M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics Preferred-ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology
  • Preferred - At least three years of clinical experience

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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