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Physicist (EAST)

  • Job ID: 106030016
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Department: 61029 ONCOL RO Physicists
  • Location: 2775 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Purpose:

We are seeking a clinically excellent Medical Physicist to join our team for a full-time position located at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC East in Monroeville, PA. The physicist in this position will conduct all aspects of clinical medical physics services including, but not limited to, regular quality assurance testing of radiotherapy equipment and treatment delivery processes, dosimetric calibration of radiation therapy equipment, maintaining compliance with radiation safety and licensing regulations, providing routine clinical support, implementation of 4DCT and gated radiation therapy, SBRT treatment planning, and delivery, and supporting PSI and HDR brachytherapy procedures.  

The successful candidate will have the full support of the UPMC Medical Physics Division and will join a network of 40+ medical physicists across the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network. The Division’s goal is to scale advanced techniques across the network to enable high-quality care close to patients’ homes.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred but not required.

Facility and Equipment:

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC East is equipped with a Varian iX linear accelerator, a GE Optima CT simulator, and a full suite of quality assurance equipment.  HDR brachytherapy is performed using a Nucletron microSelectron V3 remote afterloader.  Varian’s Variseed is used for the PSI program. Treatment planning and medical record documentation is done with the Varian Eclipse TPS and ARIA EMR.  The department is accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).  

About UPMC:

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network is one of the largest integrated cancer networks in the United States with more than 60 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and New York, including 26 radiation oncology centers in the United States, and four centers in Europe (two in Italy and two in Ireland).  With our team of dedicated clinicians, standardized processes, state-of-the-art equipment, and an integrated IT platform, the UPMC network is a national leader in scaling world-class care to radiation oncology patients close to their homes. 

Compensation: 

The salary for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  We offer an excellent benefits package including financial support for continuing education and attendance at professional meetings. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is an equal-opportunity employer.


Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications

Qualification:

  • Required – M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics.
  • ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred.
  • Must meet qualified expert criteria defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or Pennsylvania State regulatory agency.

 

CONTACT:         

M. Saiful Huq, Ph.D., FAAPM, FInstP

Past President of AAPM

Professor and Director of Medical Physics

Department of Radiation Oncology

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue

Room 542, Pittsburgh, PA  15232

Phone: 412-647-1813

E-mail:  [email protected]


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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