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
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
Cancer sites treated by all facilities
Head & Neck
Colon, Rectum, Anus
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.
6 Radiation Oncologists.
4 Physicists, plus a newly hired Jr. Physicist starting 8/2003
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.
(All benefits available immediately at date of hire unless
*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
Life & Accident Insurance
Long-term care Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Marriage/Family problems, alcohol/drug
use, depression, anxiety, financial/legal concerns,
other every day situations.
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.