Position SummaryTexas Oncology is excited to announce an incredible opportunity seeking a full-time, vibrant, team-oriented Medical Physicist to join our regional group of three radiation oncology centers located in the Rio Grande Valley.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.”® in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
Facilities and Equipment:
While operationally independent day-to-day, each center collaborates as three fully staffed, Texas Oncology clinics in the Rio Grande Valley (McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville) through sharing of a common, single database for record and verify, treatment planning (conventional and SRS), 2nd check program, Profiler2, MapCheck2, ATLAS, and 3D scanning system.
We are in the midst of upgrading treatment and imaging equipment. Collectively, four Varian linacs, a shared mobile Nucletron HDR with Oncentra, three CT simulators, and a mobile PET/CT are used to treat an average of 70-80 patients a day at the three sites.
McAllen- Varian 21iX with 120 Millennium MLC and OBI (kV and CBCT), 21EX (80 Millennium – soon to be 120 and Carestream CR System), Siemens Somatom (20 slice) CT; Harlingen - Varian 2100CD with 120 Millennium and Carestream CR System (looking to upgrade this unit soon) and a GE CT (4 slice); Brownsville - Varian 21iX with 120 Millennium MLC and OBI (kV and CBCT) and a GE CT (4 slice).
Combined, the fully staffed region will consist of 3 board certified radiation oncologists, 2 ABR certified physicists, 3 certified medical dosimetrists, 6 radiation therapists, and three chief therapists.
As an integral part of Texas Oncology, you will appreciate the opportunity to corroborate with other network physicists who are eager to share their expertise. Texas Oncology also provides many vendor webinars, its own journal club and the opportunity to serve on many physics committees.
In addition to the top notch work environment, you will enjoy living in the family-centric Texas Rio Grande Valley. This position would be based in McAllen which boasts top-scale restaurants, manicured golf courses, and a progressive style typically found in large cities while the surrounding communities highlight the small-town friendly atmosphere which defines the Valley. Additionally, just over an hour’s drive away, are the warm gulf waters of South Padre Island – a vacation and deep sea fishing mecca!
The ideal candidate will have:
• ABR board certification, or equivalent
• a valid Texas state license
• 5+ years of experience
• A working knowledge of SRS, SBRT, and HDR
• Experience with Varian linear accelerators
• Strong organization and oral / written communication skills
• HDR planning and treatment
• SBRT and SRS procedures
The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the premier provider of oncology and hematology care in the Southwest. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide "More breakthroughs. More victories." To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.