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Clinical Radiation Physicist
Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care organization. Kaiser Permanente’s hallmark has been to provide all elements of healthcare – physician, hospital, home health, support functions, and insurance - into one organization. Kaiser Permanente is actively recruiting for a permanent, full-time Medical Physicist for our South San Francisco Cancer Center, one of six Kaiser Permanente cancer centers in Northern California. The successful candidate will join an outstanding team of four board certified Medical Physicists, four certified Medical Dosimetrists, eight Radiation Oncologists and thirteen Radiation Therapists. The facility has four linear accelerators - Cyberknife VSI, Varian Truebeam STx, Trilogy and iX - and is a fully integrated Varian facility with Eclipse/ARIA 15.6/15.5. As Kaiser Permanente's primary radiosurgery facility in Northern California we treat over 800 SRS and SBRT cases annually on the Cyberknife and Truebeam platforms, making us one of the largest radiosurgery programs in North America, and an additional 75 conventional, external beam patients daily. A new dual- energy Siemens Confidence simulator equipped with metal artifact reduction technology and Varian's RGSC respiratory gating system is used for 3D- and 4D-CT simulation. Radiosurgery treatment planning is performed with multiple systems, including Eclipse (IMRT, VMAT, DCA and HyperArc), Multiplan (Cyberknife) and Brainlab iPlan and Elements (stereotactic cones, DCA and VMAT). Additionally, both VisionRT’s AlignRT and ExacTrac from Brainlab are used for intrafraction motion management. Other software packages include SNC SunCheck suite (SNC Routine, Machine, PerFraction3D and DoseCheck) for patient and machine QA, Portal Dosimetry, RadCalc, Mobius DoseLab, FilmQAPro3, and Varian’s RapidPlan, multi-criteria optimization (MCO) and HyperArc modules. We have also developed an active 3D printing program for customized photon and electron bolus and possess an outstanding array of QA tools and software. Brachytherapy (LDR, HDR) service is not offered at this facility.
Our Medical Physicists are encouraged to explore opportunities with novel technology and we are provided with generous and consistent funding to provide the best quality assurance tools available. The Radiation Oncology department is a friendly and progressive environment with tremendous clinical resources available and an administration that encourages and supports continuous professional development. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate and help steer the evolution of the clinical program and will leverage the technology that is available in the department. Candidates that have demonstrable prior experience with radiosurgery are preferred however others with a drive and motivation to develop these skills are strongly encouraged to apply. An MS in Medical Physics or a related discipline is required for consideration and candidates who have completed board certification from the ABR, ABMP or CCPM are preferred however consideration will be given to those who are in the process of achieving certification.
Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success.
A master’s degree in medical physics or a related field
Certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics, the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM), the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in Radiation Oncology Physics or equivalent is preferred
Candidates in the process of obtaining certification will be considered. If selected, such candidates will be expected to complete certification within 3 years of hire.
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 724096.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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About Kaiser Permanente
As America's largest nonprofit health plan, serving over 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, we're driven by the needs of our patients and our responsibility to the communities we serve. We recruit high-caliber individuals and provide them with a positive work environment, outstanding facilities and resources, competitive wages, and exceptional benefits. If you believe quality of care and quality of life go hand in hand, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice.