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Posted Job Title
Medical Physicist C
Job Profile Title
Medical Physicist C
Job Description Summary
The Medial Physicist C is a board certified Medical Physicist whose primary responsibility will be at Penn Presbyterian Radiation Oncology but will also be responsible for providing cross-coverage at Penn Medicine Cherry Hill Radiation Oncology. This position will require registration as a Certified Medical Physicist with the state of NJ, which can be acquired upon starting. At the direction of the Assistant Chief of Physics â“ Blue Region, the Medical Physicist C will assume a lead role in the Medical Physics division & will participate in meeting the overall clinical physics needs of the Radiation Oncology section. Specifically, the Medical Physicist C will be familiar with clinical procedures guiding Radiation Therapy Clinical Physics and with the overall needs of the Radiation Oncology Section in the technical area including equipment quality assurance and calibration, simulation and treatment planning, patient specific quality assurance and required chart checks and review, equipment maintenance and vendor relations, radiation safety, and special physics activities. The Medical Physicist C is expected to maintain knowledge of current technologies and remain an active member of the American Association of Physicist in Medicine. The Medical Physicist C will serve as a clinical mentor for staff physicists in Medical Physicist A and B levels. The Department of Radiation Oncology does not sponsor fees for H1-B/permanent resident candidates because of the time and fees involved.
Actively participate in the clinical aspects of radiation therapy treatment planning and machine support including weekly chart checks, initial chart checks, planning support, 4DCT etc;
Will participate in routine physics QA program such as Conventional and CT-simulator QA, Brachytherapy QA procedures. Perform linear accelerator calibration and monthly / Annual mechanical and dosimetry QA.Â Participate in the quality assurance for Proton/photon units, ancillary equipment and procedures used in Radiation Therapy, Commissioning of new equipment, i.e., linear accelerators, proton or photon techniques and simulators. Help in developing quality assurance policies, institute procedures, and entering institutionâ™s Condition Reporting System (CRS) for safety and quality issues. Participate in other QA activities, such as morning huddle etc.;Will assume lead duties for procedures or clinical activities :Â Proton or photon machine support and process improvement projects, writing policies and procedures for new therapy techniques and QA processes;
Will participate in special treatment procedures such as, Stereotactic procedures (SRS, SRT and SBRT), HDR/LDR treatment planning, pre-treatment QA and treatment delivery supervision, Prostate seed/strand implants, IMRT treatment techniques implementation and IMRT QA, Proton Therapy QA, PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT), Total Skin Electron and Total Body Irradiation (TBI) etc.;
Will provide network medical physics cross coverage as requested by the Assistant Chief of Network Physics; Participate in training of Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics Residents, and visitors who enrolled in specialized technology training courses, such as proton therapy training, Halcyon linac training, Cyberknife, GammaKnife training, and radiation therapist training etc.; Participate in implementing new treatment therapies, procedures and techniques at Penn facilities, including but not limited to Penn Medicine Cherry Hill etc. Will provide additional support for Penn Medicine Cherry Hill as requested by the Assistant Chief of Physics;Perform additional duties as assigned.
The Department of Radiation Oncology does not sponsor fees for H1-B/permanent resident candidates because of the time and fees involved.
Master's Degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience. Board Certified; or Masters and 10 years of relevant work experience and a special skill set that will allow dept to meet clinical, education and research mission.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$126,841.00 - $240,998.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00006916
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