Physicist V - Radiation Oncology, Full-time, Days
Company: Northwestern Medicine
Posted on: September 21, 2023
- $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
- $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
- $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
- $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
- Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
- Paid time off and Holiday payPay: Based on experience, starting
at: $91.90 + per hour.DescriptionThe Sr. Medical Physicist reflects
the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the
organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and
complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all
other regulatory and accreditation standards.The Sr. Medical
Physicist has a library of knowledge to provide day-to-day clinical
services under supervision of Director of Medical Physics along
with policy and procedures of the departmental in providing
clinical duties of the department of Radiation Oncology for timely,
safe and scientifically accurate patient treatment at Northwestern
Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago. This individual is
embodiment of technical and clinical expertise for best patient
care in a patient-centric NM atmosphere.The clinical duties of the
physics section are broadly divided into 8 main silos:
- Machine, QA and calibration
- Treatment planning system and treatment plans
- Gamma knife and SRS
- Brachytherapy (prostate seed implant, eye plaque and HDR)
- Day-to-day routine duties (chart checks, problem solving and
- Expertise in clinical procedures listed above is desired but a
minimum of six are required.
- Expertise in technical component of the hardware/software used
and collaborates with other sections to support the clinical needs
of the department.
- Develops and help in immobilization devices, CT, MRI and PET
based plans, including fusion.
- Implementation of complex treatment plans, and treatment
delivery including but not limited to: 3DCRT, IMRT/VMAT, IGRT,
CBCT, Arc therapy, MRI-Linac, adaptive therapy, SRS, SBRT, DIBH,
- Develops and verifies the prescribed radiation treatment plan
meets the clinical standards for both external beam and
- Performs and verifies accuracy of treatment calculations by
independent check of measurement.
- Assesses in-vivo dosage using appropriate detectors (TLDs,
diodes, MOSFETS, film etc) and records the results.
- Develops and accurately document treatment plans, new
procedures and protocols, to assure quality care and patient
- Performs and records physics quality control and quality
assurance processes (daily, monthly and annually).
- Provide leadership in commissioning of new equipment,
development of new treatment techniques, quantitative analysis of
clinical trial data, and other appropriate physics duties.
- Adheres to all radiation safety policies and procedures,
ensuring the safety of patients, visitors and staff at all
- Familiarity with Local (IEMA) & National radiation safety and
- Maintains competencies and complies with continuing education
requirements by credentialing agencies.
- Provides clinical coverage outside NMH on the discretion of
Director of Medical Physics.
- Provide guidance to Medical Physicists, dosimetrists, residents
and junior staff on clinical matters.
- Visibility with clinical projects as well as teaching programs
including mentoring therapy students, residents (MD and medical
- A doctoral degree (PhD) in medical physics or equivalent in
terms of CAMPEP equivalency guidelines with over 7 years of
experience. An MS degree is acceptable if grandfathered in the
- Licensed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency
- American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification.
- A good communication skill without language barrier with every
team in radiation oncology.
- For promotion to Sr Med Physics a minimum of following
criterion should be required:
- Quality of clinical work
- Innovation in patient care
- Attention to details in patient care
- Sincere participation in daily activity
- Proven track of improvement in quality and techniques
- Visibility and creativity in clinical area
- Development of new and creative programs for clinical care
- Collaboration with clinical staff for IRB, protocols, clinical
trials, development of policy and procedures, quality assurance,
and clinical program development
- For promotion to academic ladder; rank of Associate
Professor/Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of
Medicine significant visibility in academic strength measured by
NU, as well as teaching expertise are required. Some of these
requirements are as:
- Continuous research productivity
- Books, Chapters and monograms
- Role in support of research grants
- Editorial board
- Service and national visibilityPreferred:
- A high degree of radiation oncology software and computer
- Leadership and visibility by service, teaching or clinical
- Departmental, institutional, national and international
visibility in services, membership, leadership and accolade.Equal
OpportunityNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or
employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion,
national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability,
sexual orientation or any other protected status.
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