Open date: August 3, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Dec 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Jul 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Irvine -School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Medical Physicist. This appointment will be in either the Professor of Clinical “X” series, the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series, or the Professor-in-Residence series, at either the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank.
Successful candidates will establish and maintain a robust quality and safety program and facilitate resultant process improvements, driven by data. This position is responsible for teaching residents and students and promoting educational activities including the physics residency and dosimetry training programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Medical Physics or related fields, and have experience in clinical Medical Physics. Successful candidates will have superior “people” skills and aspire to be a leader in the field through independent research, teaching, and innovation. This role reports directly to the Vice Chair of Medical Physics, and the Chair of Radiation Oncology.
Successful candidates must work collaboratively within and outside of the Department. Primary responsibilities include:
• Oversee all required quality assurance (QA) and ensure that inspections, calibrations and verifications are performed to maintain compliance with radiation regulations, including federal, state, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Programs.
• Represent the Radiation Oncology Department on Hospital Leadership committees about quality, safety, and performance improvement.
• Develop, grow, and sustain a program within the Department of Radiation Oncology centered around patient safety, process improvement, professional outcome assessment, and patient satisfaction.
• Instill a culture of safety and quality throughout the Department and make QA a centerpiece.
• Monitor, participate in, and facilitate clinical operations safety programs, including radiation safety, universal protocol, and Joint Commission requirements.
• Establish compliance with National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) through formulation, implementation, and regular review and upgrading of departmental policies in all areas of patient safety (including time outs, patient identification, site and side marking, patient falls, medication reconciliation, and any new goals introduced).
• Establish a program of walk rounds for real-time assessment of safety and quality issues.
• Manage reporting of, and responses to, adverse events in Radiation Oncology, and reduce the risks of adverse events by ongoing analysis of reported and potential adverse events and near misses.
• Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) relating to patient safety, service access, and customer satisfaction, focusing on safety issues such as patient identification, procedural complications, radiation exposure, and technical errors.
• Develop mechanisms for collecting underlying data needed to measure KPIs, and tools to efficiently generate KPIs in an actionable timeframe, including a quality scorecard that posts relevant data for each working group within the Department.
• Prepare the Department to gain American College of Radiology (ACR or APEX) accreditation status and assist in preparation for; and participation in, site visits by regulatory and accreditation bodies.
Criteria for the Professor of Clinical "X" Series:
The incumbent will be expected to direct patient care, conduct substantial and meaningful research, teach residents and medical students, and perform public and University service. Excellent teaching is an essential criterion for appointment in this series. Priority will be given to candidates with a proven track record of academic productivity, as demonstrated through high-impact publications, thematic-based research, and grant funding.
Criteria for the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series:
The incumbent will be expected to direct patient care; teach resident and medical students; participate in research and creative work; and perform public and University service.
Criteria for the Professor-in-Residence Series:
The incumbent will be expected to conduct substantial and meaningful research; teach students; direct patient care; and perform public and University service. Engage in a program of scholarly activity, including the pursuit of intramural and extramural funding sources to support original research in the field of radiation oncology.
Located at the University of California, Irvine Cancer Center in Irvine, California, California, the Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of the NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department is equipped with a robust blend of technology, including a dedicated HDR brachytherapy suite and an intraoperative unit. Further equipment upgrades are planned. The Department features a four-year Radiation Oncology residency training program and a two-year Medical Physics residency. The Department has an active Radiation Biology Division that currently ranks among the top programs in the nation concerning NIH funding. The Department participates in NRG/RTOG and SWOG and encourages investigator-initiated clinical and translational trials. The Division has undergone a transformative change with current and future site expansion in recent years.
Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced 3 Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. The University has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 -degree programs. It is located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County's second-largest employer. The "OC" offers a multitude of recreational and cultural opportunities and is home to Disneyland, as well as to the beach enclaves of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach ("Surf City USA"). The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application:
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
Application Procedure: Applicants must complete an online application profile and upload the following applications materials electronically to be considered for the position at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08187
• Curriculum vitae
• Cover letter
• Statement of Teaching
• Names and addresses of three references
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity
• Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
Applicants must possess a PhD. Successful candidates will possess superior "people" skills and have aspiration to be a leader in the field through independent research, teaching, and/or innovation. Successful candidates must work collaboratively within and outside of the Department.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application:
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
- 3-5 letters of reference required
About UC Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.