Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dosimetrist.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for general radiation treatment planning, documentation and quality assurance of the patient treatment plans. Has the training and expertise necessary to measure and generate dose distributions and calculations for adult and pediatric patients under the direction of the Radiation Oncology Physicist and the Radiation Oncologist. This may include either external beam radiation or brachytherapy. The dosimetrist must follow the direction of the prescribing physician in developing an appropriate treatment plans and dose so under the supervision of the physicist. You will be working alongside 16 Medical Physicists and 10 other Medical Dosimetrists. Ideal candidates should possess good communication and strong computer skills. Experience using Eclipse/ Aria software is preferred but not required. Position is mostly clinical with opportunities for research.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Treatment Planning: Evaluates consistency of target volumes. Identifies critical structures and contours as required. Generates QA plans as required for IMRT and reference points as needed for physics checks. Properly utilizes reference points to sum dose to sites. Follows established procedures and dose constraints. Quality and level of planning capability. Completeness and quality of setup fields, DRR and CBCT aspects of planning.
Documentation: Assures that Rx & Physics plan are signed/approved by Physician prior to treatment. All paperwork and electronic forms are complete, signed and labeled accordingly. Procedure codes are complete, timely and accurate. Documents, dates & signs all changes to treatment set-up. Properly makes additions and modifications to patient tracker.
Planning and Time Utilization Work is thought out and planned in advance and successfully implemented. Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting to the fluctuating needs of the department, patients and Attending staff. Demonstrates ability to multi-task (multiple plans and planning tasks and responsibilities). Coordinates own work to achieve efficiency. Work is completed in a timely manner, meeting patient schedules and allowing time for physics check.
Initiative: Demonstrates ability to understand tasks and creatively apply solutions. Demonstrates ability to adopt new physics initiatives and policies. Demonstrates ability to adopt new physics initiatives and policies. Recognizes when help is needed by others and offers guidance and assistance. Monitors patient tracker to effect a smooth and orderly process for patients and staff. Takes ownership of plans and associated tasks to prevent issues that may delay patient treatment.
Participation in training of Residents and Students: Assists in the training of Residents and Students on use of Eclipse or ARIA and the principle of treatment planning. Participates in treatment protocols.
Participates in in-service programs and conferences: Attends all required department in-service meetings. Attends billing/documentation/safety classes. Attends annual Radiation Safety in-service.
All other related duties as required. Ability to construct shielding materials and templates. Imports images to Eclipse and perform duties of Dosimetrist of the Day in a timely fashion. Keeps physics supervisory staff informed of planning or linac issues. Reports Medical Events to Director of Physics. Contacts physician staff for plan review or information in an appropriate and timely manner.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor of Science degree. Well developed communication and computer skills
Preferred Qualifications: MDCB Certified; Graduate of a JRCERT Medical Dosimetry Program
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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