The Department of Medical Physics at St. Peters Hospital is seeking a motivated Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist with good interpersonal skills to join a collaborative and supportive group consisting of 1 Certified Dosimetrist, 3 Certified Physicists, and two Medical Physics Residents. The successful applicant will work in the Capital Region’s leading cancer treatment program which offers an excellent opportunity for career development and advancement. The minimum requirement for this position is a Master's Degree in Medical Physics and having signed up to take the ABR Part 2 exam during Summer 2018.
The Department of Medical Physics is part of the Radiation Oncology program at St. Peter’s Hospital. Current equipment includes two Varian 2100ix Linear Accelerators, both with RapidArc, CBCT and 6DOF couches. One accelerator is setup with AlignRT for surface guided and deep inspiration breath hold treatments. The second has BrainLabs Exactrac positioning and monitoring system to help accurately treat patients in our SRS/SBRT program. This machine also has an SRS beam and fine beam isocenter specifications. For the simulation and planning the department relies on a dedicated large bore Siemens Open Sensation CT scanner with 4D functionality as well as nearby PET/CT and MRI imaging. While the majority of the treatment planning is performed using Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning software (with AAA, AXB, and eMC algorithms), there is an active SRS/SRT program which makes use of BrainLab’s iPlan treatment planning. In addition, we are currently in the process of acquiring the new BrainLab Multiple Mets planning system. The department also has MIM Maestro software for automatic contouring, deformable registration, and plan sums accounting for different dose fractionations. There is an active HDR program treating GYN cases using a Nucletron afterloader and Oncentra Masterplan for treatment planning. The record and verify system is the most current version of Mosaiq.
Our QA equipment and software consists of a PTW 3D scanning tank, ArcCheck, MapCheck2, daily QA3 devices, DoseLab Pro, and various PTW ion chambers and diodes.
The Physics Department’s Medical Physics Residency Program is hospital funded and currently in its 6th year. We have 2 residency positions and our residents are part of the McGill University CAMPEP approved residency program. Our medical physics staff are expected to play an active role in the hands-on teaching of our residents, and our close affiliation with the McGill program provides out program additional educational stimulation and insights.
Albany is the capital of New York State. It is located on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 150 miles from New York City, and 170 miles from Boston. Albany and the greater Capital District have many attractive qualities which make it a great place to live. There is affordable housing and excellent school systems. There are several local parks to pursue outdoor pastimes and additionally the Adirondack and Catskill Parks are just short drives away. The warm weather brings horse racing to Saratoga Springs, farmers markets all over the area, and outdoor music by the Hudson River. During the snowy months, there are several excellent ski areas within a short drive. Shows and events at The Egg, The Palace, Proctors Theater, the Joe Bruno Stadium, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Times Union Center ensure that there is always something going on. St. Peter's Hospital offers competitive salaries and a generous fringe benefit program.
About St. Peter's Hospital
At St. Peter's, caring for the community dates back to the principles established by the foundress of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley.
In 1824, when she inherited a large fortune at the age of 50, Catherine McAuley used the money to build a large house in Dublin, Ireland. It became the first House of Mercy—and was the home where Catherine and several other women provided educational, religious and social services for women and children who were poor, homeless and in need.
Carrying on that mission, in 1869 four Sisters of Mercy founded St. Peter's Hospital in downtown Albany, NY, on November 1. They had journeyed to Albany from New York City in 1863 and arrived with 80 cents in total, but they began their mission in Rensselaer, NY.
The first hospital was financed thanks to a very generous donation of $15,000 from the family of Peter Cagger, an attorney who had died. The hospital is named for him.
Over the years, the scope of hospital services continued to grow. St. Peter's moved to its present site in 1930 and has grown its campus steadily to meet community needs.
In 2005, the hospital began comprehensive capital improvements to increase efficiency, ...convenience and privacy to provide a state-of-the-art campus for the 21st century.
Today St. Peter's health system serves to nearly 4,000 people every day with comprehensive medical services, free educational programs and a host of community health screenings throughout the region.
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