Aga Khan University Hospital Senior Medical Physicist Jobs in Kenya

Aga Khan University Hospital Senior Medical Physicist Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

  • Aga Khan University Hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya are private, not-for-profit institutions providing high quality health care. The Main Hospitals serve as the principal sites for clinical training for the University’s Medical Colleges and Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan and East Africa.

  • Our Vision of Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is to be the premier, tertiary, teaching and referral health care facility in sub-Saharan Africa. ​For over fifty years, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH) has been taking care of families in East Africa. As a private, not-for-profit hospital, we strive to provide access to quality healthcare to all who need it. At AKUH, patients are our first priority. Our team of medical professionals, faculty and staff are here to provide you and your loved ones with the highest standards of healthcare.

    Job Summary

  • The position holder is required to provide to assist in the selection, smooth operation and maintenance of all radiation equipment, as well as be responsible for Quality Assurance tests of radiotherapy equipment to ensure compliance with quality standards, radiation safety and security policies.

  • Be responsible for providing consultation during CT simulation, treatment planning, dose distributions and monitor unit calculations, beam data management, making sure the radiation safety culture within the department, provide trainings to technicians, implementation of new treatment modalities and consultation with Oncologists.

    Responsibilities

  • Assist in the selection of radiotherapy equipment as per vendor specifications and departmental requirements.

  • Perform acceptance testing and commissioning of radiotherapy equipment, along with beam data measurements and beam configuration.

  • Responsible for calibration of all radiotherapy equipment and overseeing quality assurance in the procedures performed and treatment provided.

  • Ensure that all equipment is calibrated /tested as per departmental policies & procedures

  • Monitors performance of all radiotherapy equipment and
    provides feedback on equipment replacement

  • Provide simulation consultation, perform Iso-dose planning and maintain patient data as part of treatment planning

  • Assist in dose calculation formalism of special treatment techniques such as TBI & IMRT, including patient-specific and in vivo dosimetry

  • Responsible for ensuring radiation protection of personnel by carrying out radiation surveys and maintaining personnel dose records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

    Requirements

  • B.S(Honors) or M.Sc. in Physics/ Medical Physics

  • At least two years of Post Graduate Medical Physics Training

  • Board certified from International Medical Physics Certification Board (IMPCB) or any other International Medical Physics certifying Body (AAPM, CCPM).

  • Appropriate credentials as a Medical Physicist acceptable to the department.

  • Registered member of a recognized Medical Physics Association

  • Be eligible for licensing by the Kenya Radiation Protection Board

  • 5-6 years’ experience as a Medical Physicist, preferably in a teaching hospital fully equipped with relevant imaging and radiation therapy modalities.

  • Proficiency in treatment planning skills must include 3D conformal for external beam, 3D HDR brachytherapy, IMRT, LDR and HDR Prostate brachytherapy with the appropriate QA for each.

  • Additional experience in VMAT, IGRT, and SRS/SRT would be desirable.

    How to Apply

  • Submit your CV with names of three referees and copies of certificates & testimonials to

  • hr.recruitment@aku.edu Addressed to the Talent Acquisition Manager, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.

  • Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.


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