Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the position of Medical Physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
The physicist is expected to support all aspects of medical physics services in radiation oncology. We are a multicenter practice therefore coverage and travel between sites may be required. All Rush faculty members are expected to contribute to our institutional mission as it pertains to patient care, teaching, and research. Good communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with other professionals are highly desirable. The academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the level of expertise and experience. Individuals who passed ABR part I and are finishing their CAMPEP approved residency by June 30, 2021, will be given full consideration. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is a multi-site practice, currently operating two facilities within an eight mile distance of each other. The Department of Radiation Oncology has active residency programs in radiation oncology and medical physics. The department at the main campus is equipped with three Varian linear accelerators, a Tomotherapy unit and a 16-slice large bore 4D CT simulator. A very active SRS/SBRT program is supported by a dedicated TrueBeam STx unit which includes the ExacTrac positioning system. A busy HDR program is also part of the practice at the main campus and it uses the GammaMed_iX HDR unit and BrachyVision TPS. LDR and IORT brachytherapy procedures are also performed at the main campus. Treatment planning is performed using Eclipse, Pinnacle, iPlan, MIM, Mirada and Variseed. Our new outpatient Cancer Center facility will include a new, state-of-the-art, department which will be equipped with the latest technology. The department at Rush Oak Park Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art treatment planning and delivery equipment, including a new Varian Clinac iX with CBCT, IGRT, and RapidArc capabilities. A plethora of equipment is available for machine and patient specific QA at both sites. All simulation, planning and treatment activities are integrated in Aria 15.6 RO-EMR which is interfaced with EPIC system wide EMR. Our department has active clinical and research programs in IGRT, IMRT, SRS, SBRT, Monte Carlo simulation, thermal imaging, and the use of AI for organ segmentation in radiation therapy.
Our new, state-of-the-art Cancer Center facility in Chicago will serve as a hub for services throughout our health system. Our core programs are supported by multi-disciplinary teams from hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, research and bioinformatics, clinical operations, and dedicated clinical and support staff, including patient navigators. This structure allows specialists to more easily consult and see patients based on tumor type or molecular and genomic signatures, combining our outstanding multidisciplinary approach with a data infrastructure that supports this patient-centered care. This integration enables us to make a greater commitment to research, dramatically scaling the effectiveness of clinical trials, and enabling translational research that moves bench to bedside, and bedside to bench.
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized
11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.
Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.
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Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.
These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.
Rush is united by diversity, inclusion and a commitment to health equity. Rush is also a perennial “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”
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Research at Rush
Rush is currently involved in more than 1,600 research studies, many NIH-funded. Rush’s long tradition of discovery dates back to determining the causes of scarlet fever, heart attacks and sickle cell anemia. Today we’re also leaders in neurosciences, cancer, immunology, infection, regenerative medicine and more. Join us in spearheading life-changing research at the national level.