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Medical Physicist-Radiation Oncology

Company: UCHealth
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:


University of Colorado Health is seeking applicants for a full time physicist to join our dynamic team at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. A national leader in health care and life sciences, the University of Colorado Health system is a partnership combining Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, Denver metro-based University of Colorado Hospital and Highlands Ranch Hospital, and Poudre Valley Health System in Fort Collins. Implements and monitors a radiation safety program to protect patients, personnel, and the public from unsafe radiation exposure.

Work Schedule:

Full Time



Applicants should be board certified (or board eligible) and demonstrate excellent critical thinking, communication, and collaboration with all teams members. Knowledge and experience with programming is desirable but not mandatory. The successful candidate would join a team of two other physicists, three dosimetrists, four radiation oncologists, and seven therapists who aim to deliver the best care possible to patients through a culture of safety, teamwork, and clinical and technical advancement.

Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Hospital functions as a tightly knit team, serving both Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs. The Department strongly values interpersonal communication within a positive department culture. The current staff support active external beam, SBRT, SRS, HDR, and IORT programs. Current equipment includes ARIA, Eclipse, Velocity, TrueBeam (both 120 and HD-MLC) with Vision RT, Siemens CT, Nucletron HDR afterloader, and a XOFT electronic brachytherapy unit.

Memorial's oncology service line has been experiencing 15-20% year over year growth due to expansion of surgical specialties and population growth. Memorial attracts talented radiation oncologists, medical physicists, oncologic specialists and runs seven site-specific tumor boards. Located a short drive from Denver, Colorado Springs was named the #3 "Best Place to Live" in America by U.S. News and World Reports in 2019, and boasts > 300 days of sunshine per year with outstanding access to world class outdoor recreation, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful lakes and rivers.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.



  • Qualified Medical Physicist
  • Minimum Required Education: Master's degree in in Medical Physics, Physics, Radiation Biology or related field.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Relevant certification as determined at position level.
  • Minimum Experience: Completed residency.
  • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

The pay range for this position is: $76.17- $114.26 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.


Keywords: UCHealth, Colorado Springs , Medical Physicist-Radiation Oncology, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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