The Department of Medical Physics at St. Peters Hospital is seeking a motivated Qualified Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist with good interpersonal skills to join a collaborative and supportive group consisting of 2 Medical Dosimetrists, 3 Medical Physicists, and two Medical Physics Residents in addition to a Certified Medical Physicist. 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. Having passed the ABR Part 2 exam and full ABR Certification is preferred.
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 active 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 implementing 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. A brand new affiliated facility is scheduled to open in 2019 with a Varian Tru-beam LINAC, 6DOF couch, FFF beams as well as a CT/Sim. The affiliated facility is staffed with an additional Medical Physicist and Dosimetrist.
Our QA equipment and software consists of a PTW 3D scanning tank, ArcCheck, MapCheck2, Portal Dosimetry, 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 plays 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.
Applicants should send CV and cover letter to:
Larry Reinstein, Ph.D. DABMP FAAPM
About St. Peter's Hospital, Albany NY
Radiation Oncology Department
St. Peter's Hospital
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