University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Indiana, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Physicist

Job ID: 691471

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hours: Various daylight shifts

Shift: Day Job

Facility: UPMC CancerCenter

Department: Indiana Rdn Oncology

Location: 850 Hospital Road, Indiana PA 15701



Primary responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to: regular quality assurance testing and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment; treatment planning and delivery; dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy, implementation of 4D CT and gated radiation therapy and various types of brachytherapy procedures.


* Assist in the clinical practice of Radiation Oncology Physics and dosimetry.

* Collaborate with other UPCI Physicists in Radiation Therapy related research in the Division of Medical Physics.

* Develop and document performance specifications, testing, tolerances, and frequency of testing for all therapy equipment.

* Direct the design, fabrication, and measurement of treatment beam modifiers and treatment aids.

* Maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program that ensures patients are provided tumor localization, radiation treatment, and dose distributions as prescribed.

* Manage the development of treatment plans, acquisition and storage of data for treatment plans, calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for treatment delivery.

* Manage the in-vivo dose measurement and use of measuring devices for verification of dose delivery to patients.

* Manage the systematic measurement, documentation, and assurance of the physical aspects of all radiation sources/devices used in Radiation Oncology.

* Obtain and disseminate information pertaining to current practices within the field of Radiation Oncology Physics.

* Perform acceptance testing and commissioning of all treatment-related equipment.

* Provide consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on the physical and radiobiological aspect of treatment.

* Provide interpretation/consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on basis of in-vivo dosimetry.

* Translate the desired treatment plan into a set of instructions for radiation therapists to execute.


* Required-M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics Preferred-ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology

* Preferred - At least three years of clinical experience

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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