Dosimetrist
Department Radiation Oncology-H
Contact Wood, Brent A.
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Days
FTE 1 FTE
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

The Medical Dosimetrist will be working with a treatment team of 2 other Dosimetrists, 4 Radiation Oncologists, 3 Physicists and 11 Radiation Therapists providing high quality care at an ACR accredited Radiation Oncology Institute. Duties include 3D, IMRT and VMAT treatment planning, image fusion, documentation, assisting at the CT Simulator and consulting with other staff as needed. There is also education given to Dosimetry and Radiation Therapy Interns.

Equipment includes: Varian Clinac 21EX and 2 True Beams, Varian HDR, and GE Light Speed scanner. We have an active SRS/SBRT program and utilize phase and amplitude based respiratory gating with the Varian RPM system.

Planning software includes: Varian Eclipse and ARIA version 13 systems, MIM image fusion system, and Rad Calc monitor unit calculation.

Desired: Proficient planning 3D, IMRT, and VMAT treatment plans on the Eclipse planning system.  

Preferred: Experience on ARIA record and verify software.


The Dosimetrist is responsible for computerized treatment planning and set up in collaboration with the physician team and calculations of treatment machine parameters. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Design treatment plans by means of comptuer and /or manual computation to deliver radition in accordance with a radiation oncologists prescription.

  • Acts as a consultant to the radiation oncologist and therapists in patient set-up, dosimetry, treatment delivery and documentation.

  • Assures compliance with state, federal and accrediting bodies regulatory requirements.

  • Under the supervison of the Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists, perform of assist in calibration of equipment,quality assurance and radiation safety.

  • Assists in brachytherapy dose calculations of the dose distribution of this treatment.

  • Coordinates and functions as primary clinical instructor of the Dosimetrist Intern program. Assists in teaching and evaluating clinical dosimetry to the Therapist and Physics Interns.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Bachelor's degree in  Radiation Therapy  or a related field 
    Desired  

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 3-4 years 
    Skills:
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications interpret computer data
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications patient record systems
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    Communication plan, research and develop educational and informational materials and implement programs
    Communication communicate with ease on a professional level
    Communication make a persuasive, clear presentation of ideas or facts, to both large and small groups of internal and external audiences
    Communication effectively communicate in technical and lay language
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives
    Leadership legal and regulatory standards
    Leadership establish priorities in accordance with organizational strategic plans and management objectives while meeting deadlines
    Leadership work independently: self-disciplined
    Leadership plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines
    Leadership statistics and mathematics
    Mathematics add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy
    Reasoning/Decision Making have positive attitude
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge
    Reasoning/Decision Making be flexible
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) within one year of hire 
    Desired
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Driving
    Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Squatting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
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    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.
    Subject to hazards.

    Dosimetrist

    Equal Opportunity Employer