West Michigan Cancer Center, WMCC, in Kalamazoo, MI is currently seeking a full-time clinical medical physicist. The candidate must have completed a medical physics residency in a CAMPED accredited program, and be eligible for board-certification in radiation therapy physics.
-M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or related field required
-Must achieve board certification by the American Board of Radiology or the in Therapeutic Radiological Physics in the first three years of employment.
-Must maintain board certification through the duration of employment
-Minimum two years clinical experience as a Radiation Therapy Physicist; 3-5 years clinical experience preferred
-Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential to insure appropriate treatment plan implementation
Position Responsibilities and required Experience:
Primary responsibilities for this position include radiation machine calibration, quality assurance testing for clinical physics, dosimetric calibration of radiation therapy and treatment planning equipment, dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS, SRT, SBRT), and various types of brachytherapy procedures. Experience in reviewing treatment plans and planning of SRS and brachytherapy procedures is preferred.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and experienced physicist with excellent leadership and communication skills. They must have a thorough knowledge of medical and radiological physics, mathematics, radiation biology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, computer science and electronics.
Experience in radiation safety is desirable and being on an NRC license as radiation safety officer is a distinct advantage.
Facility and Equipment:
WMCC is large free standing, multi-disciplinary, community cancer center with state of the art technologies in radiation therapy. This is an outstanding opportunity to participate in the practical application of clinical advancements in the field of medical physics. Technologies which are currently in use at the center include:
Three Varian linear accelerators: 2 TrueBeams, and a Trilogy. All machines have EPID, OBI/CBCT imaging, RapidArc and VisionRT
Cone and MLC collimated extra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery
Stereotactic body radiosurgery
Optical guidance system, VisionRT
High dose rate brachytherapy, GammaMed Plus
Prostate seed implant brachytherapy
Siemens, large bore, 4D, CT scanner
Treatment planning and Record and Verify systems: Varian Eclipse, BrachyVision, Variseed, and ARIA
Therasphere, Y-90 liver brachytherapy
The candidate will join three physicists and four dosimetrists, and will be under the direction of the Chief Physicist of Radiation Oncology. The candidate will provide operational therapeutic radiological physics services as prescribed by the Chief Physicist. The practice is busy with an average of 90 patients in external beam and three HDR treatments per day and two stereotactic radiosurgery patients per week.
The Kalamazoo area has a population of 150,000, located in the southwest part of Michigan, is in the fruit growing region of the state, and is 35 miles from the shoreline and beautiful sand dunes of Lake Michigan. The area includes many smaller lakes for water sports, fishing and boating. The city has Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, which draw world class cultural activities. It is a family-oriented community with affordable housing and a good selection of education opportunities that include public, private and parochial schools. Chicago is within a 3 hour drive or a 2 hour train connection.
The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and experience.
For additional information on this attractive position, please contact:
Dr. Paul Jursinic West Michigan Cancer Center 200 North Park St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007
About West Michigan Cancer Center
Vision: The WMCC vision is to deliver exceptional, comprehensive and integrated care to patients throughout our region.
Mission: Our mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life for our patients.
In 1994, Borgess Health Alliance and Bronson Healthcare Group opened the doors of West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders (WMCC) to the residents of Kalamazoo and surrounding counties. This fulfilled the hospitals’ joint vision to provide a state-of-the-art treatment facility for the community. The new center immediately made a lasting and positive difference in the health and lives of area residents. The collaboration ensured that the best treatment capabilities, which were also the most expensive, could be acquired through cost sharing. The community is the primary beneficiary, with a center that rivals the most advanced academic centers anywhere.
Today, WMCC sees approximately 4,000 new patients annually. Through continuing investments in technology and clinical excellence, patients are experiencing benefits of earlier detection and more effective treatment procedures. As a result, we are able to treat and beat more cancers and hematolo...gic diseases, and ensure a better quality of life for survivors.
WMCC employs more than 250 people who together have created a totally unique clinical environment to ensure the most effective fight against the disease. Our doctors, nurses and staff inspire hope and confidence through their attitudes and outlooks. Happily, it isn’t just wishful thinking. We are winning against more types of cancers today than at any other time in history.
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