The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is looking for several highly motivated and engaged candidates to join the medical physics team and work with the rest clinical team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care. The successful candidate is responsible for all technical aspects of medical physics to operating a proton therapy clinic. This position also ensures a safe 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.
We offer an extremely competitive salary and benefits package to our employees, which includes, but is not limited to, Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-K, Life Insurance and more. Academic appointment from partners will be provided based on the candidate’s interests, background, experiences and qualifications. Our culture at NYPC is built on integrity, innovation and transparent communication, providing an outstanding level of care to our patients and contributing to our overall mission of advancing the state of cancer care.
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
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 document 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:
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
Teaching and coaching skills
Experience with Oncology Information Systems (OIS)/ Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Treatment Planning System (TPS) is preferred
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 to follow 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
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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), located in Manhattan, is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of radiation oncology. The collaboration between ProHEALTH, Mount Sinai Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Montefiore Medical Center brings state of art proton therapy treatment to the patients of New York City and the surrounding area. NYPC’s advanced technology includes pencil beam scanning for intensity modulated proton therapy and onboard cone beam CT imaging - designed to treat tumors with pinpoint precision. NYPC utilizes the Varian ProBEAM Proton Therapy System with four treatment rooms (three isocentric gantries and one fixed beam) and one research room. NYPC is also equipped with two Siemens dual energy CT scanners, one Siemens dual energy PET/CT scanner, one Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner.
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