Physics Assistant

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 08 2021
Ref
144039
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

The overall purpose of this position is to provide support in data acquisition and coordination, data transfer, and data curation activities for the Image Guided Cancer Therapy Research Program (IGCTRP) and its many impactful projects. The position will also run pre-developed algorithms with curated data and will contribute to innovative research. This position will serve as a bridge between the clinical and research areas of the IGCTRP and will contribute directly to the clinical translation of research advances.

CORE VALUES

Caring Behaviors
  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors
  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors
  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Clinical Duties Procures, curates, and transfers imaging, clinical treatment, and outcomes data and records from multiple sources and modalities for IGCTRP research projects. Performs searches and image curation from radiation oncology treatment planning system (RayStation), patient record and verify system (Mosaiq), and electronic medical record (EPIC). Assists in the clinical translation of research advances. Interact with clinical staff in multiple departments.

Research Duties Procures, curates, and transfers imaging, treatment, and outcomes data and records from multiple sources and modalities for IGCTRP research projects. Assists in data analysis and employs pre-developed algorithms for innovative research. Serves as a bridge to help integrate and translate research advances into the clinical setting. Promotes dissemination of research via contributing to authorship on manuscripts, abstracts, and reports.

Administrative Duties Contributes to written scientific reports, abstracts, and manuscripts. Maintains comprehensive and clear records of data requests, curation and transfer activities, and data generated.

Other Duties As Assigned

Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES

Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.

Written Communication - Convey information clearly and concisely through both formal and informal documents; adapt writing style to fit the audience.

Service Orientation
Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:
  • Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times
  • Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders
  • Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed


Customer Focus
Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization through skills demonstrated in communication, personalization of interaction, regulation of emotions, and proactive problem solving.

Performance Statement Examples
  • Presents a cheerful, positive manner with customers either on the phone or in person. Shows interest in, actively listens to and responds in a clear and timely manner to customer's expressed needs.
  • Focuses on the customer's results, rather than own. Goes beyond basic service expectations to help customers implement complete solutions through personalized service that anticipates the customer's unspoken needs.
  • Delivers services when and where the customer needs them. Explores options when unable to deliver a requested product or service, and pursues solutions until the customer is satisfied by addressing the root cause of the issue. Problem solves with patient, family member, care giver or clinical team to aid in proactively resolving issues and concerns.
  • Provides to customers status reports and progress updates. Seeks customer feedback and ensures needs have been fully met.
  • Talks to customers (internal and external) with a pleasant tone to find out what they need and how satisfied they are with the service. Remains in control of own reactions and responds in a manner that demonstrates appropriate nonverbal cues and complements the customer's emotions in the situation. Recognizes when its is necessary to escalate situations to leadership to ensure customer satisfaction.


Required Degree: Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Science.

Preferred: Master's Level

Required Experience: No experience

Preferred Experience: Experience in scientific field of Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Science.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html