The University of Chicago Medicine has an opening for experienced Clinical Medical Physicist to provide services in all aspects of clinical physics for radiation therapy in Hyde Park location. The primary function of this position will be to provide high quality medical physics services to patients requiring radiation therapy through state-of-the-art technology utilizing Varian technology. Responsibilities will be shared with other clinical staff and include quality assurance, dosimetry and calibration of radiation therapy equipment, SBRT and SRS planning, HDR brachytherapy, and support of commissioning of radiation therapy equipment and procedures. ABR board certification in therapy physics and experience with Eclipse/ARIA environment with basic computer proficiency and strong communication skills are required. The selected candidate for the position will also participate in the CAMPEP accredited physics residency program as a mentor to physics residents.
This position will have an appointment at the University of Chicago Medical Center Hyde Park location but occasional clinical coverage at suburban clinics may be required. Equipment at the University of Chicago Medical Center includes: Varian TrueBeam (2), 21EX and Trilogy accelerators with MLC, EPID, OBI, AlignRT and gating; Brainlab Exactrac and 6D couch; Philips CT simulators, VariSource HDR, Pinnacle, iPlan and Eclipse treatment planning. A system-wide complete transition to Eclipse treatment planning is expected to be completed by the end of the year as well as ASTRO APEx accreditation.
UCMC Radiation and Cellular Oncology is a multi-institutional department and includes partnerships with the University of Illinois, an offsite University of Chicago Cancer Centers, and community health systems. The physics section includes 7 faculty, 5 Ph.D. and 4 M.S. staff physicists, additional dosimetrists and support staff. Clinical operations at distributed sites (presently 6 sites) treat approximately 180 patients per day with a mix of state of-the-art and older machines and techniques, e.g., HDR, prostate seed implants, IMRT, IGRT, framed and frameless SRS, SBRT, TBI and TSET. The department has a strong interest in research in image guidance, treatment technique development, dosimetry and treatment planning, quality assurance, image-based treatment assessment and other physics-related areas. Faculty and staff actively teach in the accredited physics residency and certificate programs. The department participates in national and institutional clinical protocols for patient treatments with faculty holding leadership positions in major national organizations and committees.
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About University of Chicago Medical Center
The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago is an internationally recognized leader in cancer treatment, offering innovative, state-of-the-art radiotherapy services in a setting of multidisciplinary cancer care at several key locations throughout the metropolitan Chicago area. Our Department is also one of the leading academic radiation oncology programs in the country