Qualifications and Job Description: We have an immediate opening for a clinical therapy physicist. The interested candidate should have a Master’s degree in medical physics or a related field, with four years or more of experience in clinical therapy physics. This position requires board certification in therapeutic medical physics by the American Board of Radiology or an equivalent board. The primary focus of this job is to provide clinical physics support in the department of Radiation Medicine. Clinical physics services include ongoing calibration and QA tasks; 3-D treatment planning for x-rays, electrons, brachytherapy, and protons; acceptance testing and commissioning new equipment and software; and developing procedures and protocols for their clinical implementation.
We are in the process of switching to the Ray Station treatment planning system and also building our brachytherapy service, so experience with Ray Station and HDR will be useful assets.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and mentoring students in the following academic programs: Radiation Therapy Technology, Medical Dosimetry, Radiation Oncology Residency, and Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency. Good teaching skills and the ability to connect with students of varying academic levels will be an asset. In addition to teaching, there are opportunities to participate in a variety of research and development projects. Experience with proton therapy, although useful, is not required. We are a very team-focused department and value team players with excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong written and oral communication skillset.
Facility and Equipment: Loma Linda University Medical Center is home to the world's first hospital-based proton treatment center. The proton center has four treatment rooms; three have isocentric gantries and the fourth has two beam lines: one fixed horizontal beam line and one fixed eye beam line. Our conventional (x-ray) radiation therapy program has two linacs on site and two linacs at satellite centers. We are currently commissioning a Varian True Beam linac. We have a 4D-CT Scanner/simulator, a CT-PET scanner, an Aria information management system, and a complement of physics calibration and QA equipment. We support IMRT, brachytherapy, TBI, SRS, SBRT, and ocular treatment procedures. We have a clinical physics/dosimetry lab and a physics core lab. The next upcoming clinical project is upgrading our brachytherapy service with the purchase and implementation of an HDR system.
About Loma Linda University
Loma Linda University Health is comprised of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda East Campus Hospital, Surgical Hospital, and Behavioral Medical Center. Loma Linda University Medical Center, where the James M. Slater, M.D., Proton Treatment and Research Center is housed, is a Level 1 trauma center and an 800-bed facility, with about 6500 employees. The department of Radiation Medicine has 6 PhD physicists, 4 MS physicists, and 6 dosimetrists. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Loma Linda is located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and is within driving distance to pristine mountain lakes, ski areas, expansive deserts, beautiful beaches, and numerous amusement parks in southern California.
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