A full-time position is immediately available for a Medical Physicist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie, PA. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie strongly focuses on bringing state-of-the-art treatments to patients in the region. Primary responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to, regular quality assurance testing of radiotherapy equipment and treatment delivery processes, dosimetric calibration of radiation therapy equipment, SRS/SBRT and IMRT treatment planning and delivery, and oversight of 4D-CT and gated radiation therapy, and various types of brachytherapy procedures. Active participation in clinical and developmental research projects is encouraged.
The successful candidate will join the chief physicist and two dosimetrists in this progressive, technologically advanced Cancer Center and more than 30 physicists across the UPMC network. He/she will have the full support of the Medical Physics Division. The Division’s goal is to scale advanced techniques across the network to enable high-quality care close to patients’ homes. The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred but not required, and we encourage early-career physicists to apply.
Facility and Equipment:
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie, PA is a large free standing, multi-disciplinary community Cancer Center and is part of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network, which is a leading organization in conducting academic research and clinical implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in radiation therapy. This is an outstanding opportunity to participate in the practical application of clinical advancements in the field of medical physics. Technologies that are currently in use at the center include 2 Linear accelerators (Varian Edge and Trilogy (due to be replaced in 2015 with another Varian TrueBeam linacs); EPID, OBI/CBCT imaging, RapidArc, BrainLab ExacTrac, and respiratory gating; HDR brachytherapy (Mainly Cylinder); GE Discovery PET/CT and GE CT scanner; Treatment planning and Record /Verify systems: Varian Eclipse and ARiA RV.
The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network is one of the largest integrated cancer networks in the United States with more than 60 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland including 24 radiation oncology departments in the United States, and four centers in Europe. With our team of dedicated clinicians, standardized processes, state-of-the-art equipment, and an integrated IT platform, the UPMC network is a national leader in scaling world-class care to radiation oncology patients close to their homes.
Sign-On & Relocation bonus
Competitive salary plus incentive plan
Outstanding UPMC benefits
CME time and allowance
About the community:
Erie is the 4th largest city in Pennsylvania overlooking Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay with 11 miles of beach for water sports, fishing, and boating. The region presents an array of outdoor activities for all seasons, as well as cultural activities. It is a family-oriented community with affordable housing and boasts a good selection of education opportunities including public, private, and parochial schools, colleges, and universities, all within an easy drive to Cleveland, Ohio, Buffalo, New York, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Required – M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics. ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology is preferred but not required.
A $23 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.7 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.
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