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. The Consortium is managed by ProHEALTH Medical management, LLC.
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.
We offer an extremely competitive salary and benefits package to our employees, which includes, but is not limited to, Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-K, Life Insurance and more. Academic appointment from partners will be provided based on the candidate’s interests, background, experiences and qualifications. Our culture at NYPC is built on integrity, innovation and transparent communication, providing an outstanding level of care to our patients and contributing to our overall mission of advancing the state of cancer care.
The New York Proton Center is looking for a highly motivated and engaged candidate to join the medical physics team and work with the rest clinical team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care. The successful candidate is responsible for all technical aspects of medical physics and especially focuses on proton treatment planning pertaining to operating a proton therapy clinic. This position also ensures a safe and accurate delivery of radiation to patients as directed by physician Written Directives. This includes complex treatment planning, patient positioning, radiation protection, machine and patient specific quality assurance in close collaboration with therapists, physicians and dosimetrists.
Education and License Requirements:
Education: Master or Ph.D ’s Degree in Physics, Health Physics, Radiological Physics, Biophysics or Medical Physics
Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American College of Medical Physics
New York State License as Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Radiation Oncology Physics
Coordinate with oncologist, dosimetrists and therapists to develop and implement proton treatment safely and accurately
Participate in the acceptance, commissioning and configuration of all proton therapy equipment according to professional standards
Provide calibration, QA, and maintenance of radiation therapy equipment and maintain records appropriately
Perform and document initial and weekly patient chart checks, as assigned, to verify accuracy
Perform special physics consults and dosimetry as requested by the radiation oncologist
Participate in chart rounds and continuing quality improvement
Perform patient-specific radiation measurements and calculations. Provide assistant to optimize the selection and specifications of proton beams and planning parameters
Participate in the education and training program
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work flexible hours as needed
Ability to manage time and prioritize work flow
Experience with Oncology Information Systems (OIS)/ Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Treatment Planning System (TPS), specifically Aria and Eclipse, is preferred
Proton Treatment Planning experience is preferred, photon Treatment Planning experience is desirable, but neither are required for a new graduate from a formal JRCERT accredited dosimetry program
Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required to follow universal precautions. Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized. Work is mainly performed in an area with no natural light, and in close proximity to other team members.
Reports any process improvement opportunities to the Director of Medical Physics.
Informs Director of Medical Physics of required resources for budgeting purposes.
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.