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  • Jr. Medical Physicist

    Parkwest Medical Center
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    Jr. Medical Physicist


    Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


    Position Summary:  The Jr. Medical Physicist is a mid-level medical physics position for individuals that have completed medical physics training (such as a residency program) but have not yet completed the multiple-year American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process. The Jr. Medical Physicist performs clinical duties in radiation therapy under the supervision of a Board-Certified Medical Physicist and/or Authorized Medical Physicist. The responsibilities of the medical physicist include: protection of the patient; the measurement and characterization of radiation; the determination of delivered dose; external beam treatment planning; equipment calibrations, quality assurance inspections, chart checks, and dosimetric checks.


    The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Thompson Cancer Survival Center has an immediate opening for a junior medical physicist at our ParkWest location. Applicants must have graduated from a medical physics degree program, but board certification is not required. The ideal candidate will have proficiency with Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, Elekta Infinity linear accelerators, Eclipse Treatment Planning, Velocity, Mosaiq, Nucletron Oncentra Treatment Planning, and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy treatment delivery. Proficiency with Physics QA equipment (RIT, Sun Nuclear, IBA etc…) is a plus.


    Current staffing at the West campus includes one radiation oncologist, one senior medical physicist, one dosimetrists, and five radiation therapists. The successful candidate is expected to work as an integral part of the hospital-based radiation oncology team, as well as communicating with the larger physics group as a whole (7 physicists and 5 dosimetrists). Routine responsibilities include image fusion, patient specific QA, HDR Brachytherapy, treatment planning, chart review, and accelerator quality assurance all performed under the supervision of a Sr. Medical Physicist. In addition, participation in weekly radiation oncology rounds and continuous quality improvement initiatives with the support of the physics group is expected. 


    Minimum Education: Masters degree in Medical Physics (or related field) plus formal training in dosimetry, radiation physics, radiation therapy, and radiation protection.


    Minimum Experience: Two (2) years of clinical experience in Radiation Therapy Physics to include: External Beam Treatment Planning, Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance, Equipment Calibrations, Dosimetry, Brachytherapy Treatment Planning, Brachytherapy Delivery and Radiobiology.


    Licensure Requirement: None


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