Berkshire Medical Center is currently seeking a full-time Medical Physicist for radiation oncology department located at the recently renovated Hillcrest Cancer Center.
The successful candidate will join the dynamic radiation oncology team that consists of one Radiation Oncologist, a lead Physicist, one Dosimetrist, five FTE Therapists, two Nurses and other supporting staff.
Radiation Oncology team currently treats approximately 35-40 patients daily with external beams. The department operates two recently installed treatment machine (Tomotherapy HDA unit and Varian 21iX with 120 MLC and on board imaging (OBI) including MV, kV, and cone beam CT). The treatment planning is performed on ADAC/Philips Enterprise Professional system for Varian 21iXand two Tomotherapy planning stations for Tomotherapy IMRT treatments. We currently provide 3D conformal therapy; images guided IMRT treatments, and fractionated stereotactic radiosurgeries in addition to the conventional radiation therapy. We also perform Brachytherapy permanent prostate seeds (I-125 and Pd-103) implants with Varian VariSeed treatment planning system and BK Medical ultrasound. The department recently implemented 3D surface guided radiation therapy treatments and heart sparing deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) treatment for left breast with VisionRT system. Additional equipment includes GE Discovery RT590 Simulation CT. We also provide radiopharmaceutical (i.e., I-131 and Ra-223) therapy.
The successful candidate will work with the lead physicist to provide the full range of medical physics support for the Radiation Oncology department that includes performing periodical calibration and QA for treatment machines, simulation CT and imaging guidance system, performing patient specific QA, participating and supervising treatment planning/dosimetry for all clinical treatment procedures, performing treatment chart check and providing any additional support and consultation to radiation oncologists, dosimetrist, and therapists. The physics team also provides cross coverage for the dosimetry/treatment planning as well as treatment procedures setup. The successful candidate will actively be involved with implementation of the new technology and new program such as obtaining ACR/ASTRO accreditation. As member of the physics team, the successful candidate will actively participate and support the hospital wide radiation safety program and provide assistance and backup support to lead physics/Radiation Safety Officer in managing Berkshire Medical Center radiation safety program.
Currently, the physics section has an array of QA equipment including several ion chambers and electrometers, phantoms, RIT film dosimetry system with Vidar scanner, Wellhofer Blue phantom II, SunNuclear TomoDose, and profiler, RadCal and other QA equipment and system. Additional Digital device to perform patient specific QA for TomoTherapy, IMRT and VMAT treatment is being planned.
MS. or PhD. in Medical Physics or Radiologic Science.
Completion of the CAMPED accredited residency program is preferred.
Certification in therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology or Radiation Oncology Physics by the American Board of Medical Physics or the Canadian College of Medical Physics.
Must have 3-5 years of experience in clinical medical physics in a hospital setting.
About Berkshire Medical Center
Berkshire Medical Center is a 302-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital and regional trauma center, and the primary provider of comprehensive health care services for the Berkshire region. BMC is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, one of the nation’s premier recreational, cultural and resort areas, we are also within driving distance of Boston and New York City.
About Berkshire Health Systems
Berkshire Health Systems is the region's leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services. With award-winning programs, nationally-recognized physicians, world-class technology and a sincere commitment to the community, BHS is delivering the kind of advanced healthcare most commonly found in large metropolitan centers.
A private, not-for-profit organization, BHS serves the region through a network of affiliates which include Berkshire Medical Center, the BMC Hillcrest Campus, Fairview Hospital, Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association, BHS physician practices, and long-term care associate Berkshire Healthcare Systems. Each of these facilities is distinguished by the high quality of their programs and services, and by the credentials, skill and compassion of their physicians, nurses and caregivers.
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