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966513Vacancy Open to :
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HSH BSOM Radiation OncologyDepartment Homepage :
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RADIATION ONCOLOGY - ADMINDivision :
Health SciencesClassification Title :
Associate ProfessorWorking Title :
Associate ProfessorNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
1.0Full Time or Part Time :
Full TimeRecruitment Range:
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Faculty (Teaching)Organizational Unit Overview:
Department of Radiation Oncology at the Brody School of Medicine is part of the Health Sciences Division at East Carolina University, a member of the University of North Carolina state school system. Department faculty are actively involved in multidisciplinary disease teams to provide clinical care, research, and teaching of medical students and fellows. The Department co-sponsors an accredited Medical Physics graduate program and residency with the ECU Department of Physics. The Department has four affiliated community practices in North Carolina on an integrated ARIA/Eclipse network, facilitating coordination of care and quality standardization.The Brody School of Medicine is closely affiliated with Vidant Health System, whose flagship tertiary hospital, Vidant Medical Center, provides the primary teaching hospital for the medical school. In March 2018, Vidant Medical Center opened the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Cancer Tower, which is a 6-story, 96-bed, 418,000 square foot cancer center. This center includes a radiation oncology clinical department, called Vidant Radiation Oncology, which is among the most state of the art in the Southeastern region. Technologies in the department include: three Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators equipped with Optical Surface Imaging; respiratory gating and 6DoF couch; an M6 CyberKnife; an HDR brachytherapy suite; a GE CT simulator; GammaTile therapy; Y-90 liver directed therapy; radiopharmaceuticals; and a fifth vault configured for an MRI linear accelerator. The outpatient facility also houses multispecialty clinics, a 60-chair infusion center, patient support services, a women’s imaging center, pharmacy, conference space, and healing gardens. The integrated bed tower accommodates all oncology inpatients in the floors above the ambulatory facility. The medical center also houses a Gamma Knife Icon unit in a separate facility with a dedicated MRI and patient support space.The Radiation Oncology clinic within the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Cancer Tower, called Vidant Radiation Oncology, LLC, is a joint venture between Vidant Health and GenesisCare. The clinical services provided by the candidate hired to this ECU faculty position will be performed in the Vidant Radiation Oncology clinic, and in the Vidant Medical Center Gamma Knife facility.Job Duties :
The Department of Radiation Oncology in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University seeks a Medical Physicist at the rank of Associate Professor to join its existing medical physics group as a fixed-term or tenure-track faculty member.Minimum Education/Experience :
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing radiation oncology physics services at Vidant Medical Center (VMC) and at Vidant Radiation Oncology (VRO) to ensure the highest quality, safety and accuracy in the delivery of radiation therapy and treatment planning, and that all required quality checks, monitors, inspections, maintenance, calibrations and verifications are performed. He/she will perform the traditional duties of an Associate Professor, including excellence in teaching, research (including publications in scholarly, refereed journals, and presentations at learned societies), and service to the department, school, university, and profession.
The successful candidate will provide physics support for External Beam Radiation (EBRT), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy source replacement. He/she will perform monthly patient and diode Quality Assurance (QA), complete weekly chart checks, end of treatment (EOT) checks, and in vivo documentation. The candidate will provide support for the CyberKnife planning and QA processes and perform dose verification using ion chambers, films and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs). The candidate will ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state radiation regulations and accreditation/practice standards. He/she will participate in clinical radiation oncology duties, to include Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT).
The selected candidate will collaborate with staff physicists and dosimetrists to provide physics support for clinical trial activities and participate in program, facility and technology development, and will participate in medical physics professional activities, to include continuing education and maintenance of certification. He/she will provide instruction in the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency Program and participating in clinical physics research projects with students and staff. The candidate will foster and expand upon ongoing research and academic efforts, to include collaborations with ECU Department of Physics and actively participate in research to increase extramural funding and perform any other relevant and appropriate duties as directed by the Department Chair.
MS in Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, or related discipline; American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) certification eligibility; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills; strong clinical background.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
Board certified/Board eligible as a Medical Physicist.Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :
PhD in Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, or related discipline; American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) certification; leadership experience in a team environment.Special Instructions to Applicant :
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:Additional Instructions to Applicant:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
04/19/2022Open Until Filled:
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