Radiotherapy Physicist – MSK Bergen
Job Posting Number: 12490
June 16, 2017
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
MSKCC is a world leader in cancer care and on the forefront of innovative technologies and approaches in radiotherapy. MSK Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics programs are spread across six facilities including our Manhattan campus on the Upper East Side, one facility in Westchester County, two in Long island and two in New Jersey. A third New Jersey facility will open in early to mid 2018. Campus wide, we treat approximately 550 cancer patients per day. The Clinical Physics Service is staffed with over 90 physicists and planners providing a rich, stimulating work environment. We have a strong philosophy that all facilities will provide outstanding treatment quality that is consistent across our facilities as well as contributing to the overall mission of the center to advance the state of cancer care.
New programs in radiation oncology and medical physics include advanced treatment planning optimization algorithms, integration of MR and PET imaging into radiotherapy decision making and treatment planning, 4D imaging and motion management, and the development of adaptive radiotherapy processes (www.mskcc.org/departments/medical-physics). Resources include twenty four linear accelerators, six HDR units, eight CT Simulators, one PET/CT Simulator and one MRI Simulator, as well as state-of-the-art inter- and intra-fractional imaging and motion management capabilities.
As a Radiotherapy Physicist, you will:
Provide treatment planning services including graphical planning with special emphasis on IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, SRS and SBRT techniques. Consult with radiation oncologists, therapists and physicists from other facilities and department sections as needed.
Advise on and interpret pertinent information obtained during patient simulation. At treatment delivery, ensure correct implementation of radiation treatment plans.
Perform QA procedures including initial, weekly and end-of-treatment chart checks completely and accurately according to departmental policy and procedures. Participate in other quality assurance procedures as needed including review of dose calculations and documentation and routine QA of radiation therapy equipment and computer systems consistent with MSK guidelines.
Under supervision of senior radiotherapy physicists, assess and test new treatment protocols, treatment planning strategies and new computer software for radiotherapy applications across facilities.
Teach and demonstrate principles of treatment planning according to departmental policies and procedures to junior staff, residents and others as directed.
Treat individuals (e.g., patient/family, client, Center employee) who depend on the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the work as unique individuals in a respectful, courteous manner, and focuses on understanding and meeting their needs.
Master’s degree in physics or related physical science.
Meet educational, residency and experience requirements to sit for ABR certification in therapeutic radiological physics.
A minimum of 2.0 years of experience as a radiotherapy physicist is preferred
The ability to evaluate and resolve clinical and equipment-related issues, perform mathematical calculations and understand the principles of radiotherapy physics. Knowledge of computers and familiarity with treatment planning systems is essential.
Periodic travel to MSK facilities as required.
Hours vary between 7am and 11pm, Monday-Friday, with flexibility as needed.
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