Under the leadership of the Director of Medical Physics, 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 clinical medical physics position requires expertise to perform/manage procedures independently within the physics department; makes recommendations to the Chief of Clinical Medical Physics 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 service in all aspects of the current physics practice for the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology departments at our East Baltimore location (1 position) or at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the National Capital Region (1 position). These include conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT based on kV, CBCT and MV-CT, stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy, motion management and brachytherapy. The two medical physicists for the East Baltimore and Sibley Memorial Hospital position in the Washington, D. C. area will be responsible for the quality assurance of the two MRI simulators and will play a key role in building an adaptive treatment planning service infrastructure in the department. The external beam equipment includes four medical accelerators (Elekta) in East Baltimore and four medical accelerators (Elekta) in the National Capital Region, two Tomotherapy units (one at each site), and one Cyberknife unit in East Baltimore. Philips Pinnacle is employed for planning treatment on the conventional accelerators. The imaging equipment includes a total of four multi-slice CT scanners and an MRI simulator. A second MRI scanner will be added at the new proton center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the near future. Candidates must have a proven track record of experience with external beam treatment techniques and practice expertise with advanced brachytherapy procedures. A strong background in magnetic resonance imaging is required.
Educational duties include the teaching and supervision of students, fellows, physics residents and medical residents in our training and research programs. The candidates are expected to participate in developmental projects to support the programmatic goals of the department.
Administrative duties include the provision of management and decision-making support to the leadership of the physics section. On a regular and continuous basis, the candidates exercise administrative judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area. The candidates oversee 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. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a university teaching hospital. Proficiency with computer programming and/or electronics is highly desirable. The candidate is expected to be highly proficient in interpersonal, organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and teaching skills.
The successful candidate(s) for the two positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
To apply, please go to https://jobs.jhu.edu/ and search for requisition number 12368 for our position at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the Washington, D. C. area, or 12372 for our position at the East Baltimore location.
For questions please contact: Dr. Wolfram Laub, Chief of Clinical Medical Physics, at email@example.com.
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About Johns Hopkins University
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.