Senior Clinical Physicist

Maryland, United States
$125,278.00 - $172,257.00
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

Under the leadership of the Chief Medical 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.  May conduct research and participate in education programs in the field of 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

Project specialist – required expertise trusted to perform/manage procedures independently within the Physics department.   Make recommendations to Chief Medical Physicist and Director in the form of decision options. Provide divisional information as requested by Department, School, Hospital, or other external entities as requested and appropriate.

Financial duties will include managing the budget for this service ensuring that allocated funds are being spent appropriately.  The manager will also be responsible for the management of supplies, space and maintenance of all aspects of this service. 

Administrative duties will include management of all physics staff, which includes Sr. Medical Physicists, Medical Physicist, and Assistant Therapeutic Clinical Physicists.  On a regular and continuous basis, exercise 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. Oversee and maintain compliance of the web-based time and attendance system.  Participate in the annual review process for staff. 

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 equipments 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 brachytherapy practice supports treatment with HDR, LDR, and intra-operative approaches.  The imaging equipments include two CT (one multi-slice) scanners, and a short bore MRI system.

Educational duties include the teaching and supervision of students, fellows, physics residents and clinical residents in our training and research programs.  The candidate is also expected to participate in developmental projects to support the programmatic goals of the department.  These include uncertainty analysis and informatics development to improve operational safety, treatment quality and workflow; motion management with 4D MRI; inter- and intra-fraction treatment verification. 


Masters or Ph.D. degree in Physics or in an equivalent field with at least two years of clinical experience in radiation oncology or the completion of a Medical Physics Residency program. Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics.  Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of medical radiation therapy physics services. Once certification is obtained you are expected to meet the requirements of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) per the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by continue learning and improving your skills, which will be evaluated on a rolling three-year “look-back” window.  One of the requirements to maintain certification is successful completion of the cognitive examination.  Facility with computers and/or electronics is desirable. Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and teaching skills.

Classified Title:  Clinical Physicist

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MJ

Starting Salary Range: $125,278.00 - $172,257.00

Employee Group: Full-Time

Employee Subgroup: Exempt         

Schedule: 37.5 Hrs./Week

Department Name: Radiation Oncology

Personnel Area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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