The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is recruiting for several Medical Physicists to join the clinical team. The Medical Physicist is responsible for all technical aspects of medical physics duties pertaining to operating a proton therapy clinic. This position ensures a safe environment for staff and accurate delivery of radiation to patients as directed by physician Written Directives. This includes complex treatment planning, patient positioning, radiation protection, machine and patient specific quality assurance in close collaboration with therapists, physicians and dosimetrists. The Medical Physicist will participate in the acceptance testing and commissioning of the radiation therapy equipment.
NYPC, collaborated with ProHEALTH, Mount Sinai Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Montefiore Medical Center, is dedicated to current and future cancer survivors and brings advanced, latest generation of proton therapy to New York Area. The Center’s advanced technology includes pencil beam scanning for intensity modulated proton therapy and onboard cone beam CT imaging capacity – designed to treat tumors with pinpoint precision. The center has Varian ProBEAM proton therapy system with four treatment rooms (three isocentric gantry treatment rooms and one fixed beam treatment room) and one research room. The center also equipped with two Siemens dual energy CT scanners, one Siemens dual energy PET/CT scanner, one 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI scanner.
We offer our employees competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and opportunity for growth and advancement. Academic appointment from partners will be provided based on the candidate’s interest, background, experiences and qualification. Our goal is to provide quality health care to ensure that our patients get the right care at the right time. We are seeking professional and dedicated individuals to be part of our team, where integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance are among our core principles.
Education and License Requirements:
Education: Master or Ph.D ’s Degree in Physics, Health Physics, Radiological Physics, Biophysics or Medical Physics.
Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American College of Medical Physics.
New York State License as Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Radiation Oncology Physics (minimal passed ABR Part II exam).
Coordinate with oncologist, dosimetrists and therapists to develop and implement proton treatment safely and accurately.
Participate in the acceptance, commissioning and configuration of all proton therapy equipment according to professional standards.
Ensure patient safety and staff safety for all radiation services and adhere to safety protocols as appropriate and required federal/state regulations and accrediting agencies and maintain records appropriately.
Develop Medical Physics QA procedures, policies and related clinical protocols.
Provide calibration, QA, and maintenance of radiation therapy equipment and maintain records appropriately.
Perform and documents initial and weekly patient chart checks, as assigned, to verify accuracy.
Perform special physics consults and dosimetry as requested by the radiation oncologist.
Participate in chart rounds and continuing quality improvement.
Perform patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations. Provide assistant to optimize the selection and specifications of proton beams and planning parameters.
Participate in research, development projects and upgrading and maintenance of electronic charts process.
Participate in the education and training program.
Perform duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction, while promoting safety, cost efficiency, and a commitment to the continuous quality improvement process.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
Three to five Years’ recent experience with Proton radiation therapy, is preferred.
Strong technical problem-solving skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to manage time and prioritize work flow.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Ability to travel for educational / training purposes.
Strong computer skills, including use TPS, Record & Verify, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Teaching and coaching skills.
Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records and TPS, such as Aria and Eclipse.
Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting, required following universal precautions, exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized. Work is mainly performed in an area with no natural light, and in close proximity to other team members.
Reports any process improvement opportunities to the Director of Medical Physics.
Informs Director of Medical Physics of required resources for budgeting purposes.
ProHEALTH strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Candidates should complete a Candidate Profile online, submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter which outlines their qualifications, an academic transcript, a statement of research and career development. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Haibo Lin, Ph.D., at HLin@nyproton.com or via telephone at 6469689072.
The positions will remain open to applications until filled.
Internal Number: 2707
About New York Proton Center
The New York Proton Center (NYPC), collaborated with ProHEALTH, Mount Sinai Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Montefiore Medical Center, is dedicated to current and future cancer survivors and brings advanced, latest generation of proton therapy to New York Area. The Center’s advanced technology includes pencil beam scanning for intensity modulated proton therapy and onboard cone beam CT imaging capacity – designed to treat tumors with pinpoint precision. The center has Varian ProBEAM proton therapy system with four treatment rooms (three isocentric gantry treatment rooms and one fixed beam treatment room) and one research room. The center also equips with two Siemens dual energy CT scanners, one Siemens dual energy PET/CT scanner, one 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI scanner.
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