Under the leadership of the Chief Medical Physicist, the Clinical Physicist provides physics and other specialized skills to support the technical requirements of planning and treating radiation therapy patients in the department of radiation oncology; conducts research and teaches in education programs in the field of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The position requires expertise to perform/manage procedures independently within the Physics department; makes recommendations to Chief of Medical Physicist and Director of Medical Physics in the form of decision options; provides divisional information as requested by Department, School, Hospital, or other external entities as requested and appropriate.
Clinical duties include the provision of clinical physics services for the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department at our East Baltimore location. These include conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT based on kV CBCT, and MV-CT, stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy, motion management and brachytherapy. The medical physicist for this position will play a key role in our Cyberknife and linac based stereotactic program at our East Baltimore campus. The external beam equipment includes 4 medical accelerators (Elekta) – one with ExacTrac Dynamic, one Tomotherapy unit, and one Cyberknife unit. Philips Pinnacle is employed for planning treatment on the conventional accelerators. The imaging equipment includes two multi-slice CT scanners and an MRI simulator. The candidate must have a proven track record of experience with external beam treatment techniques. Experience in the clinical use and quality assurance methodologies of the Cyberknife system are highly desirable.
Educational duties include the teaching and supervision of students, fellows, physics residents and medical residents in our training and research programs. The candidate is expected to participate in developmental projects to support the programmatic goals of the department.
Administrative duties include the regular and continuous provision of management and decision-making support to the leadership of the physics section. In coordination with the department leadership, the candidate exercises administrative judgments that impact on personnel, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area. The candidate oversees and maintain compliance of the web-based time and attendance system; and participates in the annual review process for staff.
Masters or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or in an equivalent field and the completion of a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency program. Candidates with certification in therapeutic radiation oncology physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) or Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) are preferred. Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of medical radiation therapy physics services. Experience with the use of the Cyberknife system as well as educational activities in a university-based teaching hospital are highly desirable. The candidate is expected to be highly proficient in problem solving and data analysis. Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication and teaching skills are requisite.
About Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiation Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to a tripartite mission of Patient Care, Research and Education. The department provides full radiation treatment services at 5 campuses in the Baltimore and Washington areas. There are currently 12 medical accelerators, anticipating to grow to 15. The main campus is the primary site for research and educational activities with coordinated participations from all campuses. The main campus has 11 attending physicians, 13 medical residents, 10 physicists, 7 dosimetrists and 3 physics residents. Salary compensation for physicist is modeled after the information provided by the AAPM. Qualified employees are eligible for excellent benefits such as dependent's tuition assistance, 401K contributions, etc. Benefit information can be viewed at http://benefits.jhu.edu/index.cfm
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is located in Baltimore with convenient access to the wealth of cultural and historical experience and opportunities of the mid-Atlantic and east coast regions of the country. JHU is an equal opportunity employer.
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