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Job Description

Job Title: Physicist (Johnstown)
Job ID: 741185308
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: 61029 ONCOL RO Physicists
Location: 337 Somerset Street, Johnstown PA 15901

Description


 

LOCATION:             UPMC/John P. Murtha Regional Cancer Center, 337 Somerset St.

 

Johnstown, PA 15901

 

 

    

Position Description:

 

A full-time medical physics position is immediately available for an experienced clinical medical physicist at UPMC/John P. Murtha Regional Cancer Center, Johnstown, PA.   The center is one of 30 Cancer Centers of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network and its medical physics operations are supported by the Medical Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The center is equipped with Varian 23EX with on-board kV imaging, cone-beam CT and gated RapidArc delivery capabilities. Eclipse RTP with Aria R&V system is used for treatment planning and record and verification.  Primary responsibilities for the 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. 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.  

 

 

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 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. 

 

 

Employment Environment:

 

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has 30 facilities in western 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.

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:

 

  • 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

  • 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:
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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: No

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