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Job Description

Job Title: Physicist (Central Region ~ St. Margaret's)
Job ID: 20000075
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

 

Purpose/Employment Environment:


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.

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 are equipped predominantly with Varian linear accelerators with on board kV imaging and cone beam CT capabilities and also with Elekta Linear accelerators, EPID imaging is available for all the linear accelerators. Other equipment includes Philips and GE CT units and PET/CT simulators (with 4D capability), Gamma Knife units, Cyberknife, 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.


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.

 

 

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

    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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