The Medical Physics Division in Mayo Clinic’s Midwest Radiation Oncology practice is seeking a clinical Medical Physicist with a team-oriented work ethic to join our Regional and Rochester Practices. The position is expected to work approximately 60% of their time in Albert Lea, MN and approximately 40% of their time in in Rochester MN. The Albert Lea clinic resides in the Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea hospital. The practice includes one Radiation Oncologist, a Nurse Practitioner, a certified Dosimetrist, and five certified Radiation Therapists. The clinic’s Varian 21iX linac is equipped to provide patients with IGRT, IMRT, VMAT, and SBRT with proposed TrueBeam installation in 2020. Eclipse, ARIA, and EPIC EMR are utilized in a shared framework to support the local practice and facilitate inter-clinic communication. Patients are simulated on a GE 590 RT Optima simulator with 4DCT and DIBH motion management strategies. MIM software aids in simulation workflows, contouring, registration, and plan sum generation. On-site QA equipment and software include an IBA Blue Phantom 2 and Matrixx, Sun Nuclear DQA3 and Atlas, and Varian Mobius and DoseLab Pro.
In Rochester, the qualified candidate may have responsibility in both the external beam (photons and electrons) and brachytherapy practice. Equipment in Rochester includes 7 Varian linacs (6 TrueBeam and 1 EX for IORT), a Gamma Knife Perfexion, GE and Siemens CT simulators with wide bore and 4D capability, a 3T MRI, two VariSource HDR afterloaders, 1 Xstrahl Orthovoltage unit, Eclipse, ARIA and a full complement of dosimetry and detector systems for photon, proton and brachytherapy. Treatment procedures include all conventional radiation therapy plus specials that include IORT, TBI, TSET, SRS, SBRT, BH, HDR, LDR, and Orthovoltage.
The primary responsibilities of the Clinical Medical Physicist are to manage equipment and procedures to ensure that patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location, safely and effectively and to implement new technologies and procedures into the clinic and to collaborate with This position has non-competitive career ladder potential for Medical Physicist I candidates to the Medical Physicist II position provided that all requirements are fully met.
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Our multidisciplinary group practice focuses on providing the highest quality and patient-centered medical care. You have the opportunity to join the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Mayo Clinic was rated best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 rankings, and in America’s 10 Best Large Employers in 2019 by Forbes. As a clinical Medical Physicist, you will work alongside other regionally-located physicists as well as the physicists of the Radiation Oncology practice in Rochester, MN. In addition to the integrated physics support, all team members including physicians, dosimetrists, and therapists enjoy the full support of the Midwest regional Radiation Oncology network, for work overflow or vacation coverage, consultation, standardization, technology, and opportunities for project or study collaboration.
Qualified candidates must have a M.S., M.M.P., D.M.P., or Ph.D. in Medical Physics or a master's and/or doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and be either ABR certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics or equivalent, or have completed a CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs) accredited residency in Therapeutic Medical Physics and actively pursuing ABR board certification.
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Albert Lea is a community of 18,000 in scenic Southern MN, nestled between beautiful lakes with year-round activities and located just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis and 60 miles from Mayo Clinic in Rochester. In addition to a favorable cost of living, excellent family amenities include a community focus on education (new high school, superb test scores), 38 city parks, 6 nearby golf courses, cultural events, festivals, performing arts, 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Blazing Star Recreational Trail, and Audubon Nature and Wildlife Preserve.
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