Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 61974
Job Family: Director/AVP (Dept Head)
Status: Full Time
Detailed Shift and Schedule: During rad onc clinic hours and beyond for testing and maintenance
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011036640551-Administration - LCI
Interested applicants are invited to join Atrium Health’s physics practice working alongside a dynamic care team. Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) provides patients with access to nationally renowned physicians and state-of-the-art treatments at 25 cancer care locations, including 9 radiation therapy centers in the Charlotte, NC area.
Atrium Health is recruiting a chief proton physicist to help establish a new therapy program housed in an under construction Advanced Radiation Therapy facility in uptown Charlotte. This facility will feature offerings of first-in-the-region proton therapy, GammaKnife radiotherapy and radiopharmaceutical administration. The facility is in close proximity to an existing radiation therapy clinic featuring conventional external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy.
The proton therapy delivery system will be a Mevion s250i with Hyperscan technology with an Imaging Ring CBCT system. The system will also feature a Surface Image Guidance motion management system. The treatment planning system will be the latest version of Raystation and ARIA is the oncology EMR. A dedicated GE CT scanner will support clinical simulations.
The physics/dosimetry team dedicated to supporting the Advanced Radiation Therapy facility when complete will consist of 3 physicists, 2 dosimetrists and a physics assistant in addition to the chief proton physicist.
The 9 other Charlotte-region LCI Radiation Therapy clinics are equipped with Varian treatment planning (Eclipse v16.1), EMR (ARIA 15.6/16.1) and Clinac/Truebeam treatment delivery systems. One LCI clinic is equipped with RayStation (V7) TPS, Mosaiq EMR and an Elekta Infinity linear accelerator. Each clinic is equipped with a CT Simulator (GE/Philips). HDR and LDR (prostate seed implants) are offered at select clinics along with radiopharmaceutical infusions. LCI clinics have active SBRT and SRS programs and employ Surface Image Guidance Technology in most facilities. MIM Maestro image management software is also available. A full complement of QA tools and technologies are available. Active clinical projects in knowledge-based planning techniques, AI contouring, EPID dosimetry and QA standardization using a cloud-based platform are available.
LCI Radiation Therapy clinics current host trainees in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry and has a CAMPEP (approval pending) medical physics residency program offering planned for 2023. Interested candidates will join a collaborative environment where physicists work across facilities on projects impacting patients network-wide.
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Education, Experience and Certifications
Doctoral degree or Masters in Medical Physics or related physical science is required and board certification in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics by the Board of Radiology required. Minimum of five year’s clinical experience as a Therapeutic Medical Physicist required and previous experience as a Chief of Physics or in a leadership role preferred. Previous proton therapy experience is highly desired.