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Junior Physicist Optum NV Oncology




Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

***$15,000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates***

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Radiation Oncology Centers of Nevada (ROCNV), part of OptumCare is the reestablishment of a premier practice in Clark County. The practice previously operated as Radiation Oncology Centers of Las Vegas, with its parent company Associated Radiation Oncologists established in 1995.

The professional staff includes four Radiation Oncologists, two senior medical physicists, two senior medical dosimetrists, eleven therapists, one nurse practitioner and one RN nurse.

This group of physicians has led the way for quality radiation treatments in Las Vegas by offering innovation in treatment delivery, staffing with well-qualified, caring professionals, excellent relationships with patients, referring physicians, and insurers. It is because of the respect that we have for our patients that we strive for no less than our absolute best in all we do. Quality care and innovative treatments are not simply catch phrases, but integral parts of who we are and what we do on a daily basis.

We are currently seeking a junior medical physicist to join our team. The successful candidate will provide therapy physics services within a dynamic radiation oncology team that supports a broad profile of advanced treatment modalities covering multiple offices in Las Vegas. This position will provide a full range of supporting the treatment planning and delivery process, machine QA, support of ACRO accreditation, participation in review and implementation of new technology, perform all clinical radiation therapy physics duties, as needed. Experience with IMRT/VMAT, SRS, SBRT and HDR is desired but not requied.

The department is equipped with two TrueBeams one with HDMLC, one Clinac-iX, two GE CT scanners, Eclipse TPS, ARIA, Brachyvision, VisionRT, RadCalc, RadFormation, IBA myQA and VariSource HDR afterloader.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Involved directly in planning external beam, brachytherapy, SBRT, SGRT, SRS and other radiation therapy functions as appropriate in the Medical Physics scope of practice defined by AAPM
  • Maintains the Code of Ethics as defined by AAPM and abides by the OPTUM CancerCare Corporate Compliance policy
  • Performs calibrations and quality assurance measurements on all treatment and planning equipment according to established guidelines, records and analyzes results of measurements, takes corrective actions as needed and reports results to Chief Physicist
  • Gathers, analyzes and periodically reviews data needed for planning and delivering patient treatments, processes data for use on computer, calibrations, or manually, upon approval by the Chief Physicist
  • Participates in developing calibration and quality assurance guidelines and schedules
  • Assists in maintaining quality assurance, calibration, data acquisition equipment and devices in good condition and current calibration
  • Assists in the institutional radiation protection program and in maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies as requested by the Radiation Safety Officer, including performing routine surveys, calibrations, checks, tests and maintaining required records according to current license conditions
  • Maintains patient confidentiality
  • Maintains a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in medical or radiological physics or in the physical sciences
  • Board eligible by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience in ARIA/Eclipse


  • Ability to acquire dosimetric data and use it to commission treatment planning systems and generate optimal treatment plans using photon and electron beams
  • Working knowledge of medical linear accelerators, auxiliary systems such as record and verify systems, imaging systems (e.g. CT, MRI, and PET) that are directly tied to radiation oncology planning and practice
  • Ability to analyze available literature and AAPM task group reports to develop clinical procedures and implement it into clinic

Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Nevada residents is $101,200 to $184,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment