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Christiana Care health System is currently seeking a full-time Medical Physicist to work primarily in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. The position will also provide coverage at the main hospital with rotations as assigned. The selected candidate for the position will interact on a daily basis with the radiation oncology team to provide state-of-the-art clinical physics services for both HDR and LDR brachytherapy and external beam.
The Helen F Graham Cancer Center is a part of Christiana Care Health System, one of the country's largest health care systems, ranking as the 22nd leading hospital in the nation and 12th on the East Coast in terms of patient admissions. With more than 227,000 patient visits last year, the Graham Cancer Center is recognized as a national model for multidisciplinary cancer care and a top enroller in U.S. clinical research trials. There is an inpatient medical / hematologic oncology unit of 29 beds with a separate bone marrow transplant unit.
The Medical Physics section has currently 8 medical physicists and 8 dosimetrists. Our clinic provides conventional 3D, IMRT, VMAT, and a robust SBRT/SRS services as well as HDR and LDR brachytherapy. The practice at Union has 1 Varian TrueBeam linac with ARIA R&V, and 1 dedicated Siemens CT simulator with 4D CT capability. At the main cancer center campus there are 3 Elekta linacs (Infinity and Versa), and one CyberKnife with Mosaiq R&V. Four Siemens CT simulators with 4D CT capability, and with advanced dual-energy (Siemens Edge) are available in the department. MR and PET/CT imaging is provided for simulation as needed from Radiology Department. Pinnacle, MultiPlan, RayStation, Variseed, and Oncentra are used for treatment planning for all sites. Christiana has a busy HDR (Elekta-Nucletron) for partial breast, gynecology, and skin. We also provide LDR (prostate implant) brachytherapy at several sites using CT, MR, and TRUS for simulation. The candidate is expected to contribute to the Medical Physics residency program, which is CAMPEP approved since 2013 and is part of the Thomas Jefferson University training program.
Requirements: Master's or Ph.D. degree in Radiological or Medical Physics required. Three years work experience in radiation oncology physics preferred. Must be board certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics.
Internal Number: JR53664
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.