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The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks applications for an experienced and talented medical physicist to serve as the Director of Clinical Physics Operations as part of the Department of Radiation Oncology’s clinical leadership team and within the Division of Radiation Biophysics.
The Division of Radiation Biophysics provides physics services for the Department of Radiation Oncology at MGH, which has repeatedly been named one of the top hospitals in the nation. The MGH Department of Radiation Oncology is a dynamic academic service with a four-pronged mission focused on clinical care, teaching, research, and community health. The Department treats over 450 patients per day across its urban main campus and network sites.
The Director of Clinical Physics Operations will manage a diverse team of professionals to ensure the highest level of precision, safety, and efficiency of photon and proton technology and techniques used to treat patients with cancer. The incumbent leads a team of over 20 PhD and Masters-prepared, Board-certified medical physicists in overseeing the day-to-day technical operations of 6 linear accelerators and a proton therapy center with 3 treatment rooms on the MGH Boston main campus. A second proton facility is under construction and will be operational in 2019. The Director also provides oversight of physics services, from direct management to advisory services, for 5 affiliate clinics. The incumbent has the opportunity to collaborate with and participate in the Department’s vibrant research group with programs in clinical research, simulation and optimization research, proton technology, and therapy imaging.
Under the direction of the Chief of the Division of Radiation Biophysics, the successful candidate will oversee clinical medical physics coverage in the department; including, but not limited to, ensuring regular and adequate routine clinical physics coverage, and oversight of activities related to commissioning, upgrade, repair, acceptance testing, monthly and annual QA of treatment equipment. The Director will also lead or participate in development, validation, and enhancement technical projects in the Department - delegating to staff, managing project timeline and resources, and collaborating with other role groups, as appropriate. The Director will hold quality, innovation, and efficiency as top priorities and help to advance a culture of safety.
The successful individual will lead by example as well as mentor, guide and empower team members to do their best, encouraging professional development and continuous growth. The ideal candidate will have an established track record of finding innovative solutions to clinical problems and bringing new technologies into the clinic as well as being an effective communicator and working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams. The successful candidate will receive an academic appointment at the Harvard Medical School, preferably at the Associate Professor level, commensurate with clinical expertise, achievements in research and innovation, and teaching activities.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics or a related field, with board certification for therapeutic medical physics from the American Board of Radiology (or equivalent) required. At least 10 years of clinical experience in a radiation oncology department, with at least two years in a supervisory or leadership role, is required. Experience in both proton and photon therapy preferred but not required.
For further questions regarding this position, please contact Thomas Bortfeld, PhD, Division Chief Radiation Biophysics, email@example.com.
To apply for this opportunity, all candidates must submit through the MGH Career Opportunities Website at http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/ Search for Job ID/requisition # 3087640
Internal Number: 3087640
About Massachusetts General Hospital
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-plus bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States and it is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Mass General is the largest nongovernmental employer in the city of Boston, with more than 26,000 employees.
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