• Physicist

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/8/2019 1:06 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health - Medical Physics and Radiation Therapy
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    We are:  


    The Department of Medical Physics is seeking a staff physicist in health physics/radiation safety.  The department is actively developing new methods to address a wide range of imaging, radiotherapy, and engineering challenges in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer. Collaboration among medical physicists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and other clinical staff helps to ensure that the latest developments benefit patients as quickly as possible.  The department has a long history of innovation in medical health physics/radiation safety, radiation oncology (anticancer treatment with precision-controlled radiation beams), nuclear medicine (imaging with radioactive materials), and radiology. We were the lead institution in implementing and demonstrating the clinical value of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), now a standard treatment approach around the world. Areas that our physicists continue to develop in collaboration with our physicians include image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), advanced brachytherapy (implanted isotope) methods, quantitative imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear imaging, and a range of new applications for MRI.


    You are:

    • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric
    • A good decision maker, with proven success of making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
    • Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
    • An effective communicator, capable of developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of difference
    • Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems using both successes and failures.
    • Adaptable in your approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different

     You will:

    • Distributes and collects personnel dosimeter monitors.  Sends personnel monitors for evaluation to commercial vendor.    Distributes results of radiation exposure report to department and section heads, according to departmental policy and procedures.
    • Measures radiation exposure levels on patients receiving internal radiation therapy treatments using survey devices, calculates results, and recommends radiation precaution parameters for medical staff and patient’s families, following established procedures and using judgment to modify when indicated. 
    • Identifies, assesses, reports and follows up on unsafe conditions.  Responds to emergency calls as required in accordance with departmental guidelines.
    • Assists in initial surveys of radiation-producing equipment; and conducts surveys in radiation areas in accordance with departmental guidelines.    
    • Educate and train staff on radiation safety procedures.
    • Educate patients on radiation safety and health physics aspects of their clinical procedures.
    • Provide safety information, guidance and support to patients receiving radiation for imaging, diagnosis or treatment.
    • Maintains records of personnel dosimeter monitoring results, according to departmental guidelines.
    • Places tags and notices of radiation precautions in patient chart as per departmental and regulatory guidelines.
    • Maintains records of laboratory survey reports and audits to ensure that laboratories have adequate records as per departmental and regulatory guidelines

     You Need:                                           

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or Health Physics is preferred.  Will accept a radiation therapy technologist (RTT) with 3+ years in the field or prior significant job related experience in a health physics environment.
    • Minimum  3 years of relevant experience is required; medical health physics is preferred.
    • Incumbent must possess a broad knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of health physics and has appreciable latitude for personal action or decision in the performance of the job responsibilities.  Judgment is required to determine which of several possible alternatives applies to varied work situations. 
    • This position works with radioactive materials and in radiation areas throughout the day.  It has extensive contact with radioactive patients. Must be able to respond to emergency calls as needed. 


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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