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Medical Physicist


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



Provide physics services to the Radiation Oncology Department in accordance with the highest standards of practice and as required by regulatory agencies. Provide emergent physics services to the Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Departments as needed when standard resources are unavailable.


  • Stay abreast of new radiotherapeutic treatment delivery and treatment delivery techniques. Participate in continuous practice improvement.
  • Provision of operational aspects of Medical Physics.
  • Assist in planning for resource allocation with radiation oncology, radiology and other areas that use radiation producing equipment.
  • Implement, maintain and supervise radiation safety aspects within the radiation oncology department to meet or exceed all State and Federal laws and rules. Also provide radiation safety support to other departments when appropriate.
  • Calibration of radioactive sources and radiation producing equipment.
  • Develop and implement QC programs and policies for radiation equipment and patient treatment at the discretion of the manager of medical physics.


Position Requirements:

  • MS in Physics or Medical Physics with 1 year of experience in a clinical setting.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of associates and different departments.
  • Strong understanding and ability to use all types of radiation measuring devices.
  • Knowledge of radiation rules and regulations on a State and Federal level.
  • Able to use PC programs.
  • Able to learn and use treatment planning computer systems.
  • Eligible for board certification by the American Board of Radiology in one or more areas of Medical Physics
  • Ability to work safely with radioactive materials and radiation sources.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work within short time frames.
  • May need to carry a pager.
  • Sometimes will have irregular and/or extended working hours.
  • Ablity to do medium lifting (Lifting up to 20 to 50 pounds occassionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds frequently and up to 10 pounds constantly), in order to do radiation measurements using phantoms.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Salary Range
$148,000.00 - 266,000.00
per Year
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Oak Lawn, IL 60453, US