PIH Health is a nonprofit regional healthcare delivery network founded over 50 years ago. Our two campuses including a 548-bed facility in Whittier and a 199-bed facility in Downey, help to provide services to approximately 1.5 million residents in Los Angeles, Orange County and the greater San Gabriel Valley.
The physicist will work under the supervision of Chief Medical Physicist and provide assistance in all aspects of practices in radiation oncology physics and radiation safety control which include technical direction of dosimetrists, radiation therapists, therapy equipment service engineers, and miscellaneous support staff and assure the accurate and safe uses of radiation generated by machines and radioactive materials in cancer treatments and in diagnostic procedures.
The qualified medical physicist is competent to practice independently in therapeutic radiologic physics as recognized by the American Board of radiology (ABR) or by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP).
Qualified to provide the design, optimization, technical evaluation, precise and accurate delivery of treatment plans.
Qualified to perform calibration and quality performance measures of all treatment equipment, patient monitoring systems and physics quality assurance devices.
Proficient technical skill in the operation of radiation oncology equipment and the computer network configuration.
Certification by the American Board of Radiology or by the American Board of Medical Physics in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics and maintain board certification during employment.
Must meet and maintain all qualifications imposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or CA State and local radiation control agencies to practice radiation oncology physics and to provide oversight of the establishment and conduct of the radiation physics quality assurance program.
Maintain continuing education credits (MPCEC) in accordance with Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the calibration of therapy equipment, treatment planning and clinical physics responsibilities.
Intensive experience on intensity modulated radiotherapy/imaged guided radiotherapy/stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic body radiotherapy/volumetric modulated radiotherapy and high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy.
Participation in American College of Radiology Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation (ACR ROPA) survey or experience in preparation for ACR ROPA program or equivalent accreditation programs.
For board eligible physicist, i.e., completed CAMPEP-approved residency program, the medical physicist is required to obtain ABR Certification within 3 years of hiring in order to continue the employment.
The physicist is required to obtain Authorization As A Therapeutic Calibration Physicist In The State of California, within 3 years of hiring, in order to perform radiotherapy equipment calibration and radiation safety survey, and maintains the authorization during employment.
Doctoral degree in medical radiation physics, or Master degree from CAMPEP accredited medical physics program, and finished CAMPEP accredited residency programs.
PIH Health is the Communities’ Health and Wellness Partner
Our network of highly trained and compassionate physicians, nurses, clinicians, staff and volunteers work tirelessly and collaboratively every day to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of every member of our service areas. And when needed, we are here to coordinate care, manage chronic disease, and treat health conditions for the best possible outcomes.
We’re a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with three hospitals, numerous outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first—a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values—as we deliver top-quality healthcare.
We serve more than 3.7 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region.
Why PIH Health?
Our culture is built around our core values, which are the guiding principles for everything we do. For over 60 years, PIH Health has maintained a sense of community and a family-like cultur...e where patients are the top priority, and employees and volunteers are proud to be affiliated with such an outstanding organization.
PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
Our Whittier campus delivers outstanding and compassionate care to patients, every day. Among other awards, PIH Health Hospital - Whittier has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for the third consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics. PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, CA is located 30 minutes east of Los Angeles, close to the Los Angeles and Orange County border. There are many great communities in which to live that surround the hospital. This means easy access to work, great dining, shopping, entertainment and spectacular beaches. Whatever your passion, you’ll find the right place for it here.
PIH Health Hospital - Downey is a nonprofit hospital with a rich, nearly 100-year history of meeting the healthcare needs of its community. The Downey campus is part of the PIH Health comprehensive health network consisting of two hospitals, 18 medical office locations and a host of specialty services. According to US News & World Report, the hospital scores highly in patient safety and orthopedics. With 955 employees, the hospital is the 5th largest employer in the city of Downey.