Job Description

Job Title: Physicist (North)
Job ID: 20000074
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: 61029 ONCOL RO Physicists
Location: 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

 

Position Description:  


A full-time medical physics position is immediately available for an experienced clinical medical physicist for the north region of UPMC Hillman Cancer Network. This is a newly created position because of significant growth within the network. The network of UPMC Hillman cancer center covers a large geographic area. The entire geographic area has been divided into four regions. There are six cancer centers in the north region. Medical physics operations for this position will be fully supported by the Medical Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. 


The physicist recruited for this position will be expected to provide clinical coverage at the centers located in the north region on a rotation basis. Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:  regular quality assurance testing and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment; dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy, implementation of 4D CT and gated radiation therapy and brachytherapy procedures as appropriate. The Medical Physics Division’s goal has been to expand its strong clinical program in physics with emphasis on IMRT, IGRT with CBCT/OBI, 4D CT and organ motion management. Successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. The Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred but not required.  


Facility and Equipment:


UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a leading organization in the nation in conducting academic research and clinical implementation of various state of the art technologies in radiation therapy. The network’s Cancer Centers located in the north region are equipped predominantly with Varian linear accelerators with on board kV imaging and cone beam CT capabilities and also with an Elekta Linear accelerator; EPID imaging is available for all the linear accelerators. Other equipment includes Philips and GE CT units and PET/CT simulators (with 4D capability), Eclipse treatment planning systems, Nucletron HDR systems, and ARiA and Mosaiq information management systems. Treatment planning is integrated at most sites allowing for connectivity and remote planning.  


Employment Environment:


UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has 30 facilities in western and central Pennsylvania, two Cancer Centers in Ireland and two Cancer Centers in Italy. Efforts have been underway to expand UPMC’s international presence to other countries.  This present position comes with the faculty appointment level and salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and experience.  UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers competitive salary and benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer.


 

 

 

   

POSITION:          Regional (North) Clinical Medical Physicist

 

 

 

LOCATION:             Cancer Centers in the North Region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Qualifications

  • Master's or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics
  • ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology preferred
  • Three years of clinical experience preferred

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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