Located in Manhattan, The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of proton therapy. The collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Health System brings state of the art proton therapy treatment to the patients of New York and the surrounding areas. The Consortium is managed by ProHEALTH Medical Management, LLC.
Our team at NYPC is comprised of highly motivated, passionate, professional and engaged individuals working together as a dynamic team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care, providing the most advanced proton therapy technology. We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package with flexibility for growth and career advancement.
If you meet the criteria and would like to be a part of our collaborative, innovative and patient-focused team, please apply with a cover letter and copy of your resume, or CV, to the current opportunity listed below.
Position Summary: The New York Proton Center is recruiting for several Medical Physicists to join the clinical team. The Medical Physicist is responsible for all technical aspects of medical physics duties pertaining to operating a proton therapy clinic. This position ensures a safe environment for staff 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. The Medical Physicist will participate in the acceptance testing and commissioning of the radiation therapy equipment.
Education and License Requirements:
Education: 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
Participate in research, development projects and upgrading and maintenance of electronic charts process
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
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 following 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.
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) provides the most advanced pencil beam scanning proton therapy with the capability of intensity modulated proton therapy and onboard cone beam CT imaging system- designed to treat tumors with pinpoint precision. NYPC utilizes the Varian ProBEAM Proton Therapy System containing 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, Siemens PET/CT scanner, Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner.
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