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Medical Physics Assistant

Job Title Medical Physics Assistant Location Danville, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Radiation Oncology Division Date posted 04/10/2024 Job ID R-60603

Job Summary

The Medical Physics Assistant performs tasks in support of the Medical Physicists in the Department of Radiation oncology. This will include conducting QC measurements of linear accelerators as well as (non)radiation emitting imaging systems. Work conducted by the medical physics assistant will be under the supervision of a qualified medical physicist.

Job Duties

  • Assists in the development and implementation of new technologies and processes.
  • Gathering of measurement data and/or the evaluation and verification of new technologies.
  • Performs validation measurements for new technology and processes.
  • Performs clinical quality assurance (QA) measurements, including patient specific QA.
  • Maintain detailed records of test and verification measurements.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervising qualified medical physicist.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

  • This role is expected to work on-site, primarily located in Danville, PA, with potential assignment(s) at satellite sites.
  • Master's degree in physics, engineering, applied science. Possess an understanding of clinical radiation therapy, clinical physics and/or dosimetry. 


Master's Degree- (Required)


Analytical Thinking; Computer Literacy; Technical Skills

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We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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