Faculty Medical Physicist/Rank DOQ

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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EEO Statement: UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2023-134 Department Radiation Oncology 50000653 Business Unit(College/Institute) College of Medicine FTE: 100 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule Monday-Friday Requisition Category Faculty Requisition Title Faculty Medical Physicist/Rank DOQ Job Title/Academic Rank Faculty Medical Physicist/Rank DOQ Additional Requisition Title Appointment Type DOQ - DEPENDS ON QUALS Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience Job/EEO Category Faculty Job Requisition Begin Date 04/28/2023 Position Qualification

Position Summary The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking one faculty level Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist to participate in clinical, research and teaching programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UNMC. Primary clinical responsibilities include performing quality assurance (QA) on radiation therapy equipment, treatment planning and delivery of special procedures (e.g., SRS/SBRT and brachytherapy), and conducting patient chart checks.

Radiation Oncology at UNMC is housed in The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art integrated clinical and research facility that opened in June 2017, located at the main campus that includes three new Varian Linacs with the latest technological advancements. Our department is vibrant, growing, and equipped with five linear accelerators (three Varian TrueBeams and one Edge in Omaha area and one Siemens Linac at a satellite hospital) and one Elekta Flexitron HDR unit.

Advanced techniques include respiratory motion management and image-guided radiotherapy using OBI/Cone-beam CT, Calypso, and AlignRT, and real-time Ultrasound for prostate HDR brachytherapy. Treatment planning is mainly performed using Varian Eclipse (for external beam therapy) and on Elekta Oncentra and Oncentra Prostate (for brachytherapy). Varian Aria is our Recording and Verification system. Other systems such as Varian Velocity, BrainLab iPlan, Philips Pinnacle are also available. Two Philips MR scanners (1.5T and 3T) with MR simulation capability are also available at our main campus. UNMC offers a broad range of special procedures including VMAT, SRS/SBRT, TBI/TSE, IORT, and brachytherapy for a wide range of treatment sites (GYN/breast/prostate treatment).

The successful candidate will join an advanced department of 8 ABR-certified physics faculty, 8 radiation oncologist faculty, and 5 certified medical dosimetrists, and will provide medical physics coverage under the guidance of the Director of Physics. The department has a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program with two resident positions and the successful candidate will participate in teaching responsibilities in our residency program. Requirements include a Master's degree in Medical Physics or related physics field, be ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics, and have a minimum of two years of clinical experience. Candidates with treatment planning skills in SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred.

Applications are being accepted on-line at https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/78814. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Required Qualifications Master's degree in Medical Physics or related physics field and be ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics with a minimum of two years of clinical experience. Supplemental Qualifications Candidates with treatment planning skills in SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred. Working Environment & Physical Requirements WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment, Clinical environment Other working environment Coordinate, audit, and participate in radiological safety activities relating to the medical use of radiation-producing machines and radioactive materials. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally Crawling Not Applicable Driving Up to 2 hours Kneeling Occasionally Reaching Occasionally Sitting 2-5 hours Standing Occasionally Squatting Occasionally Walking Occasionally EXPOSURES

Atmospheric Yes Blood/body fluids Yes Chemical hazards Yes Working on or around moving machinery Yes Electrical current Yes Noise No Changes of temperature/humidity No Wear PPE No Work with laboratory animals No Radiation Operating hand/power tools Yes If you answered yes to any area above, please explain Working in a clinical radiation therapy environment, the incumbent will be working around radiation machines, patients who have brachytherapy procedures and the associated film chemicals or other radiation materials that are used for patient positioning. Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Both Repetitive Motion Both Grasping Both If you selected any area above, please explain The incumbent must be able to handle the Quality Control machines and devices along with other radiation oncology devices used in the daily operation. Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. EEO Statement EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. C.V.
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
Requisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Master's degree, or equivalent, in the field identified in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you ABR certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of two years clinical experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Careerlink
    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Facebook
    • NEWorks
    • Handshake
    • Other
  5. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.
    (Open Ended Question)

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