Chief of Physics | New Orleans, LA | Tulane Medical Center

Tulane Medical Center
Facility: Tulane Medical Center 
New Orleans, LA  
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Specialty: Radiology : Diagnostic 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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The Department of Radiation Oncology is currently accepting applications for a Clinical track physicist to serve as Chief Physicist in the department. Rank to be determined based on experience and background. The Chief Physicist will set physics priorities, lead in equipment selection and commissioning, and partner with a dedicated team of professionals that includes physicians, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses and work under the direction of the Interim Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Tulane Cancer Center Medical Director. Responsibilities will include 1) supervising and checking indivIdual patient treatments from simulation through treatment delivery, 2) assisting planning of special treatment procedures and complete special physics consults, 3) supervising, confirming and documenting quality assurance for all equipment, 4) maintaining and updating QA policies and procedures for all radiation oncology equipment and computer systems in compliance with federal regulatory, Tulane University Radiation Safety Office and American College of Radiology (ACR) guIdelines; and 4) and supervise radiation dose calculations.

Tulane University School of Medicine is a center for education, research and public service. The Department of Radiation Oncology is currently undergoing installation of a GE wIdebore CT simulator with 4D capability, and a fully equipped True Beam. This equipment is paired with a Varian Trilogy accelerator with conebeam imaging, a new Oncentra HDR unit and Eclipse planning system. We offer standard 3D and IMRT external beam treatments, stereotactic body radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, gynecologic brachytherapy, total body irradiation and total skin electron therapy.


This opportunity requires a Board Certified PhD candIdate with a minimum of three years clinical experience in all aspects of clinical radiation oncology and a vision to further the Department's mission of provIding excellent patient care and research. This position will report directly to the Interim Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and will involve a clinical faculty position at Tulane University School of Medicine, with a rank commensurate with experience.

Interested candIdates should send their CV and three references to Medin Powell, Physician Recruiter at

This position does not qualify for Visa Sponsorship.

Tulane University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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Academic Center, with Tulane University Medical School. Practicing on medicine's leading-edge is a rare opportunity indeed. You can do it every day at Tulane, one of the most acclaimed teaching, research, and medical centers in the country. You can be intimately involved in raising the art and science of patient care. Come make the move of a lifetime, living and working in exciting and historic New Orleans.

Tulane University School of Medicine is located in the Central Business district, within walking distance of the historic French Quarter and Canal Street, and close to the Mississippi River and scenic St. Charles Avenue. New Orleans is one of America's most livable and interesting cities, a harmonious blend of old and new.

Cradled within a crescent on the the lower Mississippi River, New Orleans began as a French colony in 1718. It was ruled alternately by the French and Spanish until the Louisiana Purchase by the United States in 1803. The French Quarter, or Vieux Carré, is the site of the original settlement. The Quarter streets remain essentially as they were 250 years ago. Much of the city's charm is reflected here in its architecture, language, cuisine and unique traditions.

From the Vieux Carré, the city spreads to other areas, each with distinctive culture, architecture, and traditions. The Garden District is a magnificent assemblage of ante-bellum and Victorian mansions. Other popular resIdential areas are found in the uptown university section and along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

Enthusiasts of boating, fishing, tennis, biking, roller-blading, jogging, and other outdoor activities appreciate the year round mild climate. Numerous 5K and 10K races are scheduled throughout the year. Cultural offerings include symphony, theater, opera, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the nationally-acclaimed D-day Museum, the world-class Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium of the Americas. The city is also home to the New Orleans Saints NFL football team, the New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball team, and the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team.

Cultural and recreational opportunities abound. ResIdents may take advantage of numerous recreational programs and facilities. Both Audubon Park and City Park are within easy reach of the medical school. Tickets to Tulane University football and basketball games are free to Tulane University students and are available at discounted prices to members of the University community.

Southeast Louisiana's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and its abundant bayous, lakes, and rivers make it a paradise for seafood lovers. The world-famous cuisine of this city, a unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean, African, Latin American and Southern US influences, is served in restaurants ranging from elegant, old-line establishments to small, family owned ethnic and neighborhood favorites.

New Orleans is an extremely affordable city. Reasonably priced housing of all kinds is wIdely available. Abundant opportunities for free or inexpensive recreation include beautiful urban parks, street musicians and artists, and the city's hundreds of National Historic Register landmarks, streets and neighborhoods.

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Contact: Medin Powell 
Phone: 228-575-7091
Fax: 866-320-7268 
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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