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Position Description and Compensation: Position / Treatment / Protocol / Compensation & Benefits.

Position:

Experienced Physicist will be with a department which oversees three closely-assembled Memorial Hermann facilities along the western rim of Houston. Reporting to the Director of Medical Physics, position will work with physicists in each location in a support and mentoring role as it relates to the department’s growth plans, which include IMRT implementation.

Desired Experience and Work Characteristics:

Top priority given to 5-year-experienced, BC physicist with IMRT experience. ADAC and HDR experience also preferred. Professionalism, a “people person” who desires collegiality and working relationships is necessary, result-oriented initiatives, and practical independent thinking are sought for this new position. Program development and
organizational skills are required. Texas licensure will be applied for.

Inventory of Treatment Planning Equipment:

3 Varian Clinac 2100
2 IMRT capable Varian 6EX with MLC
4 ADAC RTP workstations
2 BrainLab Workstations
2 Prostate Implant- Variseed workstations
1 Large Bore AcQsim, 2nd one is already purchased
2 Ximatron Simulators
1 HDR- To be implemented by the end of 2003
2 IVB Units (Novoste and Guidant)
LDR - Gyn implants - 40/year, 80-100 Prostate implants/year.

Note: All facilities have ADAC, 2100s. Immediate plans include 2 IMRT planning systems and an HDR unit, Radiosurgery, IMRS, and Tomotherapy.

Daily Patient Volume per Facility

Memorial City
Southwest
Northwest
60
50
25

Cancer sites treated by all facilities

Breast
Prostate
Lung
Gynecological
Head & Neck
Bone Metastasis
Colon, Rectum, Anus
Brain
Other
20%
17%
13%
10%
10%
10%
10%
5%
5 %

There will be slight variations per site depending on each physician s specialty. For example, Dr. Leach is also boarded in Urology so he will get more prostate patient referrals. Dr. Hamberger treats a lot of gynecological cases with low dose rate therapy. He also specializes in head and neck cancers. Dr. Sherman does many permanent seed implants for prostate cancer.

Current Staff:

6 Radiation Oncologists.
4 Physicists, plus a newly hired Jr. Physicist starting 8/2003
3 Dosimetrists
13 Therapists

Compensation:

AAPM salary survey to be used as a guideline, depending on experience—Director of Medical Physics is very attuned to the factors relating to the survey and assures a generous and attractive compensation.

Benefits:
(All benefits available immediately at date of hire unless otherwise indicated)

*This is a general overview and HRF does not guarantee the accuracy of these benefit program descriptions. For a complete review of these, our contact at MHHS will provide specific official information.

Group Medical Plan
Dental
Vision
Long-term disability
Life & Accident Insurance
Cancer Insurance
Long-term care Insurance
Reimbursement Accounts
Personal Leave
Bereavement Leave
Tuition Reimbursement
Credit Union
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
     Confidential Program
     Marriage/Family problems, alcohol/drug use, depression, anxiety, financial/legal      concerns, other every day situations.
Legal Plan
Discounted Auto/Home Insurance
“Partner Perks” (Memorial Hermann employees are entitled to discount rates at selected hotels, theme parks, products and shopping, travel, entertainment, etc.)

Retirement Savings Plan (MMHS to match 100% of contribution up to 3% of pay, after 2 years—employee contribution may start immediately)
Retirement Cash Balance Plan (MHHS makes all contributions) Eligible after one year of employment, 5 year 100% vesting schedule.
Family Leave and Medical (after one year)
PTO: 91st day – 1 year: 120 hours; 1-9 years: 160 hours; 10-19 years, 184 hours, etc.