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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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Posting Number: SRGV6800
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Provide medical physics clinical services to patient treatment using standard and advanced treatment techniques, perform treatment machine quality assurance including acceptance testing and commissioning, perform treatment planning, approve and implement technical procedures prior to clinical use, perform quality assurance for patient record dosimetric information, involvement in informatics development and direction.

Description of Duties:
  • Provides medical physics services for direct patient procedures.
  • Performs the initial and continuing evaluation of radiation therapy treatment.
  • Measures and characterizes medical radiation from radiation therapy treatment.
  • Performs acceptance testing, evaluation and commissioning of equipment used for externalbeam therapy, brachytherapy, simulation, treatment-planning, and radiation detection; acceptance testing and evaluation of their associated computer systems, algorithms, data, and output.
  • Participates in research activities related to radiation oncology, especially radiation therapy physics.
  • Develops and evaluates, with the medical practitioner, the dosimetric component of patients’ treatment plans.
  • Reviews of radiation oncology dosimetric information noted in patient records.
  • Provides consultation to assure accurate radiation dose delivery.
  • Performs clinical research to advance the state of art of radiation therapy.
  • Conducts and assists in clinical trials to test hypothesis-driven research/clinical issues.
  • Conducts clinical dosimetry, image processing and treatment design studies to assess the merits of newly developed strategies.
  • Applies statistical methods and image processing techniques to analyze and interpret the results.
  • Creates and assists in creating scientific presentations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics or Medical Physics (board certified) from an accredited University.

Preferred Education:
Completion of 2 year medical physics residency program in radiation oncology.

Certified in Therapeutic Radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology or in radiation oncology physics by the American Board of Medical Physics. Licensed in Texas or eligible for a Texas license.

Required Experience:
Five (5) years of experience as a medical physicist.

Preferred Experience:

  • Proficient in planning VMAT, IMRT, SBRT, and 3D plans.
    • At the professional staff level, knowledge infers an understanding of the fundamental principles of an instrument or technique, as well as the clinical utilization of that technology. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas, as they relate to specific job responsibilities:
      • Knowledge of charged particle and non-charged particle radiation transport, particularly as related to dosimetry protocols, shielding design, and computer dose algorithms.
      • Knowledge of treatment planning computers, both software and hardware.
      • Knowledge of linear accelerators, including MLC’s, and imaging devices.
      • Knowledge of treatment planning, simulation, and treatment techniques.
      • Knowledge of general electronics, radiation monitors, dosimetry equipment (particularly ionization chambers, film, and thermo- or optically-stimulated luminescent dosimeters), and automatic data acquisition systems.
      • Knowledge of quality assurance of radiotherapy equipment.
      • Knowledge of radiation safety applied to radiotherapy and general hospital environment.
      • Familiarity with operation of software on personal, graphic workstations, and other computers.
      • Familiarity with standard software packages for data analysis.
      • Basic knowledge of the clinical aspects of the use of radiation as a therapeutic modality.

Preferred: Experience with High Dose Rate (HDR) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) programs preferred.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office/Healthcareenvironment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Position may also involve some exposure to radiation and high voltage environments.

Ability to work extended periods of time without direct supervision. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to interface with all levels of faculty and staff within and outside of the clinical setting. Ability to meet conflicting deadlines and to work under stressful conditions. Supportive of team concept, accomplishments and individual contributions toward team success. Highly developed teamwork philosophy. Ability to communicate and to work well within both a small group at the Partner facilities and a large group at the main campus. Ability to communicate principles of radiation and radiotherapy physics to professional trainees at all levels.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 07/03/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-25541c1cfbeeaa42b57dc6ad3a34b3c3

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