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Chief of Physics – Radiation Oncology/ Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

University of Southern California

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 1, 2021.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we expect delays in some of our hiring process and will leverage our digital capabilities to continue recruiting top talent.

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Keck Medicine of USC is hiring for immediate openings!

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“The University of Southern California is committed to excellence in teaching through strategies that foster the knowledge, skills, relationships, and values necessary for students to make real contributions in a rapidly changing world.

USC is an equitable and diverse research university, and we recognize the many ways inclusivity strengthens our campus community.

Our superb faculty have the exceptional responsibilities of creating new knowledge and instructing and guiding our passionate, hardworking student body” –Elizabeth Graddy, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Chief of Physics
– Radiation Oncology/ Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Apply Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles.

As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Radiation Oncology consists of 10 Medical Physicists.

They provide service at four hospitals, including Keck Hospital of USC, Norris Cancer Center, LAC+USC County Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angles, and five community-based clinics.

The Department is affiliated with the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The program is an affiliate member of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and participates in trials sponsored by the South West Oncology Group and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Group, and Gynecology Oncology Group.

Our medical physics faculty are directly involved in clinical research, and teaching.

There is an ACGME accredited residency training program based at LAC+USC medical center.

The Department at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is equipped with a state-of the art Varian Truebeam STX, a new Varian Truebeam, a Trilogy machine, and a Varisource HDR Brachyhterapy unit.

The Keck Hospital houses the Gammaknife Perfexion, as well as programs in episcleral plaque brachytherapy.

Chief of Physics must possess excellent leadership, organizational, operational and communication skills and engagement in clinical research and development initiatives.

The Chief Medical Physicist will be in charge of directing the work of the clinical team, maintaining ongoing quality assurance tasks, performing patient specific quality assurance, participating in brachytherapy procedures and interacting with state regulators.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Support Chair and his vision for the Department and the tripartite missions of the university of teaching, research, and clinical excellence.

High-level strategy planning, advise the Chair and make recommendations, interface with Keck Medicine Administration, Quality & Safety, RSO Oversee Physics Division and Dosimetry team in all aspects of administrative, operational, fiscal and promote a culture of excellence in teamwork, teambuilding and collaborative working relationships among all faculty and staff (KSOM and Hospital personnel) Promote research among physics faculty and cross-disciplinary research across USC departments and institutes Oversee and manage all functions of Physics Division includingthe Lead Physicist of: Treatment Planning Systems, LINAC/Quality Assurance, Clinical and translational research and Medical Physics Education for Medical Radiation Oncology Residency Program (Future) Education for future Medical CAMPEP accreditated Physics Training Program.

Supervise Dosimetry Supervisor and Dosimetry Team at main campus and across all satellites, Keck affiliated and County Hospital facilities Provide education and training opportunities through in-service and faculty retreats Promote value-based health care ($cost, #quality) through efficiency Be comfortable to explain to medical faculty timing of new technology, implementation and its limitations Co-lead new technology assessment committee with interested radiation endocrinology physician Lead ACR or APEX accreditation efforts for all radiation oncology facilities Foster positive healthy work culture among physics and dosimetry Present physics candidates to Keck promotion and appointment committee Responsible for organization and inventory of all physics Q/A equipment and accessories for care, upkeep and security Maintain and add to Capital Equipment List necessary to support physics Q/A and monitoring cutting edge technology for Hospital Administration Serve as advisor to hospital construction architects, consultants and facilities Serve as advisor to Keck Hospital and LAC Administration Participate / promote CME and So Cal events Organize teambuilding events outside workplace for physics faculty and dosimetry group Advise core resources for small animal irradiator
Minimum Requirements:
15+ years’ experience Full Professorial level Experience with working in a complex academic medical center environment with radiation oncology satellites preferrable Leadership/Managerial experience Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills ABR board certified in Medical Physics Significant experience as lead in commissioning modern new advanced linear accelerators and brachytherapy systems Significant experience in machine Physics QA, annual calibration, small field dosimetry Able to articulate a vision for medical physics group Substantive academic publication track record in major journals, Medical Physics, IJROBP etc.

Track record and current NIH Grant funding a plus Familiarity and involvement with either ACR or APEX accreditation efforts radiation oncology facility Familiarity with IGRT, IMRT, VMAT, SGRT, SBRT, SRS, FSRT, TSET, TBI, CSI, HDR brachytherapy techniques.

Familiarity with modern treatment planning systems including Eclipse Able to troubleshoot and problem solve LINAC machine QA issues on a day-to-day basis Experience working with RSO, and submitting state regulatory documents associated with bringing a new LINAC on-line
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20099429 Posted Date: 04/20/2021 Apply

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