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The Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Washington School of Medicine invites applications for a position as a staff Medical Physicist. The successful candidate will contribute to the clinical mission of the department in a vibrant group that includes 21 Medical Physicists, 30 Physicians and numerous trainees. The Medical Physicist will report to the Director of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology and will be deployed primarily at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Montlake site of practice as well as UWMC-Northwest. Primary responsibilities are to support the planning and delivery of clinical radiation therapy treatments, comprising radiological imaging, treatment planning, dosimetry, treatment verification, quality assurance, consultation, validation, treatment verification, and staff training as it pertains to 3D-CRT, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, neutron and LDR brachytherapy modalities.
Specific duties include quality assurance of linear accelerators, imaging equipment and brachytherapy equipment, brachytherapy procedures for eye plaques and interstitial implants, plan and chart review, routine clinical support, and commissioning, maintaining, and improving equipment. The Medical Physicist must work in a team environment in support radiotherapy resources of the department that includes proton, neutron, photon and electron modalities, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy, brachytherapy and intraoperative radiotherapy.
Based in Seattle, WA, the UW Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,600 patients annually from a multi-state catchment area that covers 25% of the U.S. geography. The U.S. News & World Report recognizes UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as #5 among the best hospitals for cancer in the United States. The department has 30 physician faculty, 21 physicist faculty, 4 research faculty, 8 ARNP faculty, 10 radiation oncology residents, and 4 medical physics residents with additional postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. In addition to UWMC, radiation therapy services are distributed to 7 sites: University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake (UWMC-Montlake); Harborview Medical Center (HMC); Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA); UWMC-Northwest; SCCA Proton Therapy Center; Seattle Puget Sound VA Medical Center, and SCCA Peninsula Cancer Center. The department operates a two-year Therapeutic Medical Physics Residency program accredited by CAMPEP and trains other postdoctoral researchers.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
• Master’s of Science in medical physics or related field. • Certification or Board eligibility in therapeutic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology or equivalent. • At least 2 years of clinical experience • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate will have a logical and inquisitive mind and the ability to incorporate feedback when given in a constructive manner.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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