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Medical Physicist

  • Job ID: 510990176
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: WMD00-UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Med. Oncology
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland Cancer Center

We are seeking a clinically excellent medical physicist to join our team for a full-time position located in Cumberland, MD. This center is equipped with a Varian TrueBeam, Varian 21iX, GammaMed HDR afterloader, a full suite of quality assurance equipment, and utilizes ARIA and Eclipse for documentation and treatment planning. 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 external beam radiotherapy including SBRT, implementation of 4DCT and gated radiation therapy, and HDR brachytherapy. The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills.

The physicist in this position will join a team of 30+ medical physicists across the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network and will be supported by Medical Physics Division leadership. While this position is based out of the UPMC Western Maryland Cancer Center, there are many opportunities to collaborate and advance the Medical Physics Division’s goal of expanding its strong clinical physics program with emphasis on both its academic mission and community-based cancer care.

Job Summary

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

Manage the systematic measurement, documentation, and assurance of the physical aspects of all radiation sources/devices used in Radiation Oncology.

Perform acceptance testing and commissioning of all treatment-related equipment.

Develop and document performance specifications, testing, tolerances, and frequency of testing for all therapy equipment.

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.

Provide consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on the physical and radiobiological aspect of treatment.

Translate the desired treatment plan into a set of instructions for radiation therapists to execute.

Manage the in-vivo dose measurement and use of measuring devices for verification of dose delivery to patients.

Provide interpretation/consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on basis of in-vivo dosimetry.

Direct the design, fabrication, and measurement of treatment beam modifiers and treatment aids.

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.

Assist in the clinical practice of Radiation Oncology Physics and dosimetry.

*Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

*Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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 State radiation agency.



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