Assistant Professor of Clinical - Radiation Oncology

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-31
Req: R100035259
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With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The physics division is currently covering five radiation therapy venues: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) Main, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) West, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at Deerfield Beach, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at Coral Gables and Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH). The division currently consists of fourteen medical physicists and nine dosimetrists who carry out clinical, research and resident teaching duties.

The senior physicist for the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Proton Therapy system shall be full-time faculty member in the Radiation Oncology Department at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level will be available based on the experience. Under the guidance of the Chief of Medical Physics, the senior physicist for the proton therapy will provide oversight, evaluate and set standards for the proton therapy treatments, including the following responsibilities:

• Work closely with Varian to contribute to the successful installation, acceptance testing and commissioning the proton therapy system equipment.
• Assist the proton therapy program in obtaining and maintaining relevant licenses, permits, accreditations and other authorizations required to operate the machine.
• Provide consultative services to the radiation oncologists regarding proton therapy patient treatments.
• Provide all aspects of medical physics support to the operation of proton therapy including continuous quality assurance of the proton machine.
• Participate and assist in the preparation of proton treatment, including image acquisitions, treatment planning, evaluation and verification of treatment plans, supervise the treatment delivery as necessary.
• Supervise and collaborate with the proton dosimetrists on all aspects dosimetric procedures, liaison with all relevant entities in the department to facilitate the process of proton therapy treatment delivery.
• Assist in the development and review of policies and procedures for the proton therapy program.
• Assist the efforts to prioritize clinical physics research efforts within the proton therapy program.
• Actively participate in the publication of peer-reviewed publications and national and international presentations demonstrating appropriate scientific method, analysis and evaluation of results of particle therapy problems.
• Participate in the resident and medical physics graduate program teaching program including didactic lecturing and hands-on instructions as appropriate for academic level.
• Participate in the academic activities including graduate teaching, post-graduate mentoring and research activities in proton therapy as appropriate and directed by Chief of Medical Physics.
• Provide occasional support for coverage of other external beam procedures as needed.

Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):
PhD Degree in medical physics, engineering or related field with at least 2 years post-degree clinical medical physics experience and ABR (or equivalent) certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 12/17/2020
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