Medical Physicist Assistant - Radiation Oncology

Mayo Clinic Phoenix, AZ







Radiation Oncology

Position description

The Medical Physicist Assistant assists Medical Physicists with their duties in the photon and proton radiation therapy clinic. Shift work is expected. Performs patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations, performs quality assurance tests of proton and photon beam characteristics and mechanical characteristics of therapy equipment under the supervision of a medical physicist, and participates in research and development projects in collaboration with Medical Physicists. Maintains appropriate proficiency in the use of radiation treatment machines, radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning computers, and related software. Assists with radiation surveys of treatment rooms as required by the clinic's procedures and state and federal regulations, follows all medical physics quality assurance procedures and policies, and performs other duties as assigned. As required by the Supervisor, also participates in meetings, special task groups, and/or procedures in Radiation Oncology. The Medical Physicist Assistant must pass credentialing exams in each area of work after receiving training.


Bachelor's degree required; degree in physical science preferred.

Additional qualifications

Excellent computer skills, technical problem solving skills, flexibility in work hours, and ability to work evening and overnight shifts. Ability to manage time, cooperate with others, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to perform detailed measurements using high quality instrumentation. Proficiency with computer software and systems, including Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Attention to detail, analytical skills, and accuracy.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $35.41 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

Monday - Friday variable hours. Evening and night shifts are required. Rotating shifts may be required.

Weekend schedule

May be required in the event of machine downtime, upgrades, or other QA/maintenance.

Site description

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.


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Kevin Ryan

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).