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.
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||Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
|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.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||Bachelor's degree in
Radiation Therapy or a related field
|Required||No experience required.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||interpret computer data|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||patient record systems|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||operate computer|
|Communication||excellent oral and written communication skills|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|Communication||make a persuasive, clear presentation of ideas or facts, to both large and small groups of internal and external audiences|
|Communication||plan, research and develop educational and informational materials and implement programs|
|Communication||communicate with ease on a professional level|
|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||legal and regulatory standards|
|Leadership||statistics and mathematics|
|Leadership||problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives|
|Leadership||plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines|
|Leadership||work independently: self-disciplined|
|Leadership||establish priorities in accordance with organizational strategic plans and management objectives while meeting deadlines|
|Mathematics||add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be flexible|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||have positive attitude|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) within one year of hire
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Stooping/Bending||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Squatting||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|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|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Other||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Number of lbs:|
||Number of lbs:|
|Exposed to infectious diseases.
Subject to hazards.
Equal Opportunity Employer