CLINICAL PHYSICIST, ABR / 40 HRS / DAYS / BWH RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Boston, MA | Radiation Therapy/Dosimetry

Overview

The faculty level physicist is for supporting the clinical implementation of a new, state-of-the-art MRI-guided radiation therapy program, including on-line MR-based adaptive radiotherapy practices and MRI-simulation.

The scientist will oversee the MR Safety and MR Quality Assurance programs and will participate in developing and maintaining imaging protocols needed for external beam treatment planning and for MR guided brachytherapy procedures. The scientist will also be responsible for developing imaging protocols to support the research interests of the department, as well as for developing his/her own MR-based R&D programs. The scientist will also oversee the MR aspects of the MR guided LINAC including imaging QA, developing efficient processes for real-time imaging and cooperating with therapeutic physics staff to develop image guided adaptive treatment procedures. The scientist will be part of the Medical Physics & Biophysics Division and will report to the Chief of Medical Physics, as the rest of the clinical physics faculty.

II. Principal responsibilities:

  1. Patient Care:

    1. Work along side with radiation oncologists to provide all the needed support for safe MR-based radiation treatments, including MR simulations, image processing, treatment plan designs and treatment deliveries to ensure correct radiation dosages and patient safety including decision to suspend treatments when necessary.

    2. Participate and supervise all MR-based brachytherapy applications including dosimetric verification, treatment planning, documentation, and all radiation safety issues, including decision to stop treatments.

    3. Participate in departmental chart reviews of MR-linac treatments, experimental trials, national clinical protocols, and provide documentation to support these efforts.

  1. Coordinate with other departments and integrate medical imaging information to assure patient care is seamless.

B. Clinical physics duties

  1. Develop and implement MR protocols for MR imaging and MR linac radiation delivery to meet national and state regulations.

  2. Develop and maintain a State mandated Quality Management Program (QMP) covering external beam procedures and material license applications (brachytherapy and radiopharmaceuticals for therapy)

  1. Develop and implement MR safety and MR quality assurance programs and dosimetric verification procedures for patients undergoing treatments.

  1. Participate in developing and maintaining imaging protocols needed for external beam treatment planning and for MR guided brachytherapy procedures

  1. Design computer programs to improve comprehensive analyses, processing and integration of imaging, planning and delivery information for maximum operational efficiency and accuracy. This is essential for image-guided and robotic techniques.

  1. Work with engineers in the diagnosis, repair, maintenance, including assessment for release of MR treatment machines for clinical use.

C. Leadership and management responsibilities

  1. Assist in supervision, coaching, training of dosimetrists, junior physicists, and physics assistants, and other radiation therapy personnel in MR-based imaging and MR-based radiation delivery.

  2. Assist section chief in management of team effort.

  3. Assist the hospital administration by assuming a key role in managing the technical aspects of clinical programs: implementation, quality assurance, documentation.

    D. Teaching and Research and Development

  4. Participate in the teaching of therapist students, post-doctoral fellows and clinical residents in MR aspects of radiation oncology. Retain at least 50 contact hours per year with trainees, either on 1:1 or on classroom levels.

  5. Participate in research and development projects

  6. Work towards setting up an externally funded research program in MR-based radiation oncology.



Qualifications

Requirement:

A: Education:

Ph.D. in physics, engineering or related field

B: Experience/Education:

Experience in the diagnostic use of MRI is a requirement for this position. Certification in MRI Physics from the American Board of Radiology or American Board of Medical Physics is desirable. Computer programming experience is preferred.


It is the policy of North Shore Medical Center and North Shore Physicians Group to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates and existing employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, Veterans of the Vietnam Era status; or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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