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Medical Physicist Assistant

Full Time
New York, NY 10035
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Located in Manhattan, The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of proton therapy. The collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Health System brings state-of-the-art proton therapy treatment to the patients of New York and the surrounding areas.
Our team at NYPC is comprised of highly motivated, passionate, professional, and engaged individuals working together as a dynamic team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care, providing the most advanced proton therapy technology. We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package with flexibility for growth and career advancement.
If you meet the criteria and would like to be a part of our collaborative, innovative, and patient-focused team, please apply with a cover letter and copy of your resume, or CV, to the current opportunity listed below.
Position Summary:
The NYPC invites applications for a Medical Physicist Assistant (MPA) position in the field of proton therapy. Under the direct supervision and instruction of licensed medical physicists, the successful candidate will work in the Medical Physics team to provide the preparation, measurements, data analysis, and record-keeping assistance in quality assurance (QA) of proton therapy and imaging equipment. The MPA will also work with the clinical team to support proton planning, imaging registration, motion management, in-vivo dosimetry, and treatment evaluation. This supporting role is critical to the safe and efficient operation of the proton therapy center.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform patient-specific radiation measurements and analysis
  • Perform quality assurance tests of proton and x-ray beam characteristics
  • Test the mechanical characteristics of therapy and imaging equipment
  • Participate in research and clinical projects in collaboration with the medical physicist and physicians
  • Comply with all New York Proton Center policies related to Privacy Rules established under the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Other clinical and research supports as needed

  • M.S or Ph.D. degree in medical physics, physics, engineering, applied science, or related fields
  • Strong hands-on skills such as setting up, using, and tearing down equipment
  • Programming and scripting skills preferred
  • Must possess strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and prioritize workflow
  • Ability to work flexible hours as shift work is expected
  • Must pass the department credentialing exam in each area of work after receiving training

About the Area:
New York City is a major metropolitan city and is home to world-renowned cultural offerings. Outdoor attractions include a variety of parks and green spaces including Central Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo, and the High Line; multiple waterfronts on the island afford convenient access to scenic activities. Cultural activities abound in Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art; iconic sites include the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and the One World Trade Center; shopping abounds in SoHo, Fifth Avenue, Chelsea Market, and the Fashion District; and dining offerings are second to none. The New York Proton Center, situated in Manhattan, is well-located for city living and suburb living, with multiple suburbs, located 25 minutes from the Center, home to some of the best public school systems in the country.
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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