The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI), located in Jacksonville, Florida, has an immediate opening for a Medical Physicist Assistant (MPA). UFHPTI is an academic, non-profit, radiation oncology center located in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Since opening in 2006, UFHPTI has delivered proton therapy to over 10,000 patients from Florida, the U.S., and 33 countries, including over 1,800 pediatric patients. As part of the University of Florida Health Center, UFHPTI is designated by the State of Florida as a Florida Cancer Center of Excellence. UFHPTI was also one of the first proton facilities in the nation to earn the American College of Radiology (ACR) seal of accreditation.

Facility and Treatment Equipment: UFHPTI has a wide variety of technology including an IBA Proteus Plus system with three gantries and a fixed beamline and a single gantry Proteus Once system. All proton gantry rooms are equipped with in-room imaging capabilities. Photon treatment is provided by one Varian and two Elekta linear accelerators. Simulation equipment includes a Philips large-bore CT simulator, a Philips PET/CT, and a low Telsa MRI unit. The facility also offers LDR brachytherapy services.

Job Description:  MPAs receive on-the-job clinical medical physics training for performing periodic system and patient-specific QA for all radiation therapy treatment modalities at UFHPTI. Under the supervision of a qualified medical physicist, MPAs performs proton and photon beam measurements and evaluates the beam and mechanical characteristics of the therapy and imaging systems. MPAs maintain appropriate proficiency in the use of radiation treatment machines, radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning systems, and related software. MPAs will also assists qualified medical physicists in maintaining regulatory compliance of radiation safety issues and in the implementation and development of novel treatment simulation, planning, and delivery techniques. As required by the supervisor, MPAs participate in meetings, special task groups, and procedures in Radiation Oncology. In collaboration with physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and machine engineers, MPAs will be responsible for performing QA by following the procedures and duties as assigned. Through this role, MPAs gain clinical experience desirable for applications to Accredited Medical Physics Residency or Graduate Program. Shift work is expected. 

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree. Major in medical or health physics, physical science, engineering or a closely related field is preferred. An individual should have a working knowledge of scientific testing. Prior experience in performing analysis and reporting of experimental measurements via computer software and specialized scientific tools is preferred.

UFHPTI offers a competitive salary/benefits package, an excellent work environment and the opportunity to be part of a team committed to providing world class service to our patients.

UFHPTI is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug free workplace.

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