CO Sr. Clinical Physicist

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 5 months ago

General Summary/Purpose

Under the leadership of the Chief Medical Physicist, the Sr. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or in an equivalent field with at least five (5) years of clinical experience in radiation oncology including the completion of a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency program.

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).

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.

Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Physicist

Working Title: CO Sr. Clinical Physicist

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MJ

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia

Department name: 10003151-SOM Rad Onc Physics

Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing.

Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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