Under the leadership of the Chief Medical Physicist, the Senior Clinical Physicist provides physics and other specialized skills to support the technical requirements of planning and treating radiation therapy patients in the department of radiation oncology; conducts research and teaches in education programs in the field of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics; assists in managing the radiation safety program and assures that radioisotopes and radiation generating equipment are used and operated safely and effectively.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The position requires expertise to perform/manage procedures independently within the Physics department; makes recommendations to Chief of Medical Physicist and Director of Medical Physics in the form of decision options; provides divisional information as requested by Department, School, Hospital, or other external entities as requested and appropriate.
Clinical duties include the provision of service in all aspects of the current physics practice in the department. These include conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT based on kV CBCT and MV-CT, stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy, motion management and brachytherapy. The external beam equipment in the department include 4 medical accelerators, one Tomotherapy unit, and one Cyberknife system. Philips Pinnacle is employed for planning treatment on the conventional accelerators. The imaging equipment include two multi-slice CT scanners, and a short bore MRI system. The brachytherapy program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the most comprehensive in the country, managing some of the most difficult cancers with advanced techniques such as gynecological, intra-operative and endorectal high-dose-rate brachytherapy. The candidate must have a proven track record of experience with external beam treatment techniques and practice expertise with advanced brachytherapy procedures.
Educational duties include the teaching and supervision of students, fellows, physics residents and medical residents in our training and research programs. The candidate is expected to participate in developmental projects to support the programmatic goals of the department.
Financial duties include managing the budget for this service ensuring that allocated funds are being spent appropriately. The candidate will be responsible for the management of supplies, space and maintenance of all technical aspects of this service.
Administrative duties include the provision of management and decision-making support to the leadership of the physics section. On a regular and continuous basis, the candidate exercises administrative judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area. The candidate assigned to the brachytherapy service will be responsible for the management of all physics, dosimetry and therapy staff in the service. The candidate oversees and maintain compliance of the web-based time and attendance system; and participates in the annual review process for staff.
Masters or Ph.D. in Medical Physics or in an equivalent field.
Certification in therapeutic radiation oncology physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) or Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) is required.
Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of medical radiation therapy physics services. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a university teaching hospital with a strong brachytherapy background.
Proficiency with computer programming and/or electronics is highly desirable.
The candidate is expected to be highly proficient in interpersonal, organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and teaching skills.
Lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
Move and transition between machines, and other clinical areas carrying equipment.
Sit for an extended period of time.
Reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Manipulate objects with fingers (i.e. use of a keyboard).
Physically able to respond quickly to visual and audioable situations quickly
Able to view equipment readings/results and respond quickly to situations.
Able to quickly respond to equipment sounds within/around the laboratory environment.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Physicist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MJ Starting Salary Range: $129,060.00 - $177,460.00 Annually; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: SOM, Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name: Radiation, Oncology Physics Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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