Full Job Description
Located in Manhattan, The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of proton therapy. The collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Health System brings state of the art proton therapy treatment to the patients of New York and the surrounding areas.
Our team at NYPC is comprised of highly motivated, passionate, professional and engaged individuals working together as a dynamic team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care, providing the most advanced proton therapy technology. We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package with flexibility for growth and career advancement.
If you meet the criteria and would like to be a part of our collaborative, innovative and patient focused team, please apply with a cover letter and copy of your resume, or CV, to the current opportunity listed below.
The Planning Medical Physicist, under limited supervision, provides comprehensive treatment plans for patients undergoing proton radiation therapy. The planning physicist also designs and implements quality assurance procedures and clinical protocols in accordance with departmental and clinical needs. Ample opportunity is also available for research. The successful candidate works closely with physicians, medical dosimetrist, and radiation therapists to provide optimal treatment for our patients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement proton treatment planning protocols
Produce and customize high-quality proton plan for patient treatment following a physician’s prescription and treatment instruction
Compute dose distributions, analyze the robustness of a plan and generate isodose curves for proton therapy
Provide guidance in complex patient setup, localization and immobilization procedures and fabrication of custom treatment devices as needed
Evaluate the treatment quality based on QA CT and generate an adaptive plan, as needed
Provide supports to and/or collaboration for existing clinical trials, research projects and studies
Participate in NYPC training programs for professional development, as well as visiting students, residents and other trainees
Other duties as assigned
Comply with all New York Proton Center policies related to Privacy Rules established under the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Education: Master’s Degree in Physics, Health Physics, Radiological Physics, Biophysics or Medical Physics
Board eligible by the American Board of Radiology or the American College of Medical Physics
Eligible for New York State Learning Permit or License as Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Radiation Oncology Physics
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage time and prioritize workflow
Ability to work flexible hours as needed
Experience with Oncology Information Systems (OIS)/ Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Treatment Planning System (TPS), specifically Aria and Eclipse, is preferred
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.