University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI), located in Jacksonville, Florida, has an opening for a Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator in the Physics Division at the Department of Radiation Oncology. A QA coordinator at UFHPTI will receive clinical medical physics training for performing periodic system and patient-specific QA for all radiation therapy treatment modalities at UFHPTI. Under the supervision of a medical physicist, the QA coordinator performs proton and photon beam measurements and evaluates the beam and mechanical characteristics of the therapy and imaging systems. The QA coordinator maintains appropriate proficiency in the use of radiation treatment machines, radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning systems, and related software. The QA coordinator will also assist faculty physicists in maintaining regulatory compliance of radiation safety issues and in the implementation and development of novel treatment simulation, planning, and delivery techniques. As required by the supervisor, the QA coordinator participates in meetings, special task groups, and procedures in Radiation Oncology. In collaboration with physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and IBA engineers, individuals will be responsible for performing QA by following the procedures and duties as assigned. The QA coordinator at UFHPTI will have clinical experience to apply for the CAMPEP-Accredited Medical Physics Residency Program or Medical Physics Graduate Program for degrees. Shift work is expected.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree. Major in medical or health physics, physical science, engineering or a closely related field is preferred. An individual should have a working knowledge of scientific testing. Prior experience in performing analysis and reporting of experimental measurements via computer software and specialized scientific tools is preferred.
UFHPTI offers a competitive salary/benefits package, an excellent work environment and the opportunity to be part of a team committed to providing world class service to our patients.
UFHPTI is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug free workplace.
UFHPTI is the first proton therapy center in the Southeast U.S. With state-of-the-art proton therapy techniques and medical professionals, we are committed to providing excellent, effective, and safe proton therapy to cancer patients. UFHPTI is equipped with proton and photon radiation therapy modalities and imaging systems.
Facility and Treatment Equipment: At UFHPTI, we have 5 rooms for proton therapy and 3 for photon therapy, 2 CT simulators, and 1 MRI scanner. Since December 2019, we have treated patients with the cutting-edge proton therapy solution, Proteus ONE (Ion Beam Application) using a robotic patient-positioning system and an on-board imaging system. TrueBeam (Varian Medical System) is used to provide high-precision photon treatment. Dosimetry devices and tools for both proton and photon beam measurements are equipped for QA.
About UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute (UFPTI), located in Jacksonville, Florida, is home to the only proton therapy facility in the southeast region. UFHPTI is one of world’s premium proton therapy providers that has successfully delivered proton therapy to over 7,500 patients from around the world since 2006.
At the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, we're committed to providing the best in cancer treatment to our patients – every day, with every contact. Through our dedication, we're creating more possibilities for the patients we treat today, and for those who seek treatment in the future.
UFPTI offers a competitive salary/benefits package, an excellent work environment and the opportunity to be part of a team committed to providing world class service to our patients.
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
AAPM Career Services has listings for medical physics jobs in specialized disciplines like radiation oncology, radiological physics, diagnostic imaging, dosimetry, health physics, radiation safety, nuclear medicine, and imaging. Find a job here in industry as a certified medical physicist, chief physicist, or clinical physicist, or as an instructor, assistant or associate professor faculty member in medical physics.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers,
and computing professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS
Science and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.