The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching, clinical service, outreach and research. Teaching responsibilities include clinical and didactic instructional activities related to radiation oncology. The percentage of duty assignment will be consistent with the type of position the candidate desires, whether clinical or tenure track. Clinical service includes planning and delivering radiation to clinical patients, teaching veterinary students, supervising house officers and consulting with private practitioners. The selected candidate will be part of the Radiology Section, but functionally they will work within the Comprehensive Oncology Service. They will join 3 medical oncologists, 1 fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, 1 radiation oncologist/radiologist, 2 medical oncology residents, 2 medical oncology interns, and 4 support staff. The radiation oncology support team consists of one licensed RT®(T), one licensed veterinary technologist with a concentration in anesthesia, and one veterinary assistant.
The Linear Accelerator Laboratory is a dedicated building adjacent to the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. The laboratory’s vault houses a Varian Edge Radiosurgery System, with Truebeam 2.7, 120 leaf HD-MLC (leaf width 2.5 mm for central 8 cm, leaf width 5 mm for outer 14 cm), RapidArc, PerfectPitch couch (6-DOF), and extended length CBCT. Photon energies include 4, 6, and 10 MV with both the 6 and 10 MV beams also having high-intensity mode (FFF). Electron energies include 6, 9, 12, and 15 MeV. Stereotaxic cones sizes 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, & 17.5 are also available. There is a dedicated planning room with two Eclipse workstations (v15.6) and Velocity (v4.0). The Oncology Information System (OIS) is ARIA v15.6. The university has a full suite of SunNuclear QA equipment and software that includes ArcCheck, SRS Mapcheck, IC Profiler, PerFraction, DoseCHECK, SunCHECK, and a 3D Water Tank. The building also has an animal holding area with cages and a drain table. Our maze is one of few in the country large enough to accommodate large animal patients. We also have strontium-90 capabilities and do a very limited number of iridium-192 brachytherapy cases.
As with other services in the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, oncology has its own service area. The Oncology Service area includes a chemotherapy administration suite, treatment room, a mini-lab and library, its own surgical suite, an isolation ward, and a room slated for diagnostics/future needs.