Director of Physics – Proton, Department of Radiation Oncology Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
The Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) seeks applications for an experienced and talented medical physicist to serve as the Director of Physics-Proton as part of the Department of Radiation Oncology’s clinical leadership team. The Department currently has 12 physicians, 19 medical physicists, 14 dosimetrists, and 4 medical physics assistants—plans are underway to establish a medical physics residency and advanced radiotherapy physics fellowship. The Department houses three PBS-dedicated IBA gantry rooms, three TrueBeam linear accelerators, a Radixact unit, CyberKnife M6, Gamma Knife Icon, ViewRay MRIdian linac unit, three Siemens CT simulators and a HDR unit.
Under the direction of the Chief Physicist, the Director of Physics-Proton will manage a diverse team of professionals to ensure the highest level of precision, safety, and efficiency of modern proton delivery technology and techniques used to treat patients with cancer. The role requires an individual to lead a team of Board-certified medical physicists in overseeing the day-to-day technical operations of three PBS dedicated proton gantries at MCI. The role provides the opportunity to collaborate with and participate in the Department’s growing research group with interests in clinical research, motion management and machine/patient specific proton delivery QA.
Specifically, 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 in our proton center. 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. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to mentor, guide and empower team members to excel by encouraging professional development and continuous growth. The candidate should have an established track record of finding innovative solutions to clinical problems as well as being an effective communicator and working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams. The candidate will also receive an academic appointment at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU), commensurate with clinical expertise, achievements in research and teaching activities.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Medical 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. The candidate should also have strong technical experience in clinical proton therapy (PBS preferred) and strong communication skills along with a commitment to research and teaching.
This position is not open to any third-party recruiters, consultants and/or venders at this time.
About Miami Cancer Institute
The Miami Cancer Institute is ushering in a new era of innovative, precision cancer treatment that is unmatched in South Florida today. As part of Baptist Health South Florida, the region's largest, not-for-profit healthcare organization with more than 15,500 employees working across seven hospital campuses and more than 50 outpatient facilities throughout Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, Miami Cancer Institute is the first in the region to offer proton therapy, while also conducting bone marrow transplants, infusion chemotherapy, radiation therapies, intricate robotic surgeries, and translational research studies. Those who join us have a real opportunity to create the future of cancer care.
About Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization in the region. Its network of services supported by more than 19,500 employees extends throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. Our facilities include Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Health, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Miami Cancer Institute; outpatient diagnostic and surgical facilities, such as our Baptist Medical Plazas and home health care services in the region. The Miami Cancer Institute and proton therapy center will usher in a new era of innovative, precision cancer treatment that is unmatched in South Florida today. Our not-for-profit facility is on track to bring nationally renowned oncology experts to what will become a world-class destination for patients from across the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. Our International Center of Miami is one of the largest hospital-based international programs in America. Thousands of people each year travel to Miami from around the world to visit our respected physicians and our medical facilities.
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