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Physicist (Magee)

  • Job ID: 250070529
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Department: 61029 ONCOL RO Physicists
  • Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

LOCATION:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Magee Women's Hospital

Department of Radiation Oncology

300 Halket Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15232

Position Description:

A full-time position is immediately available for a medical physicist at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Magee Womens hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC Magee Womens Cancer Center has a strong focus on bringing state-of-the-art treatments to patients in the region.  A world leader in brachytherapy procedures, UPMC Magee Womens houses Varian’s Halcyon and Clinac IX, linear accelerators and Nucletron HDR brachytherapy system.  Discussions are under way to upgrade the Halcyon to Varian’s ETHOS online adaptive radiotherapy platform and install a Siemens state-of-the-art large bore CT simulator with most updated technological features. The Varian Eclipse TPS and ARIA information systems are used for treatment planning and documentation.

The physicist in this position will join a dynamic team of three physicists and 3.5 dosimetrists at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital and more than 30 physicists across the network. Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, planning and delivery of a very busy program of all types of specialty HDR brachytherapy procedures, regular quality assurance testing of radiotherapy equipment and treatment delivery processes, dosimetric calibration of radiation therapy equipment, SRS/SBRT treatment planning and delivery, and oversight of 4D-CT and gated radiation therapy. Additionally, this position will provide regular coverage of Gamma Knife procedures at the nearby Gamma Knife facility. The Gamma Knife program at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery houses a Perfexion and Icon unit and is the premiere site for Gamma Knife radiotherapy in the world. In addition to clinical duties, this position will have opportunities for interested physicists to perform clinical research, education, and implementing novel clinical techniques.  UPMC Shadyside runs a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program; all medical physics residents from this program undergo an extensive HDR rotation through Magee as part of their educational requirements. The Magee physicists are actively involved in the education and training of both the medical physics as well as radiation oncology residents.

The successful candidate will have a full support of the Medical Physics Division. 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, and we encourage early-career physicists to apply.

 

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 including 24 radiation oncology departments in the United States, and four centers in Europe.  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. 

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 (3) years of clinical experience


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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