Medical Radiation Dosimetrist Job Description Sample
Dosimetrist - Radiation Oncology, Full Time, Days
This is a Full Time position at 40hrs per week located at Lake Forest Hospital.
Physics III (also known as Senior Medical Dosimetrist, Certified Medical Physicist PhD, or Certified Medical Physicist- Masters) reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. Physics III develops and accurately documents radiation treatment plans, as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist, to assure the delivery of quality patient care on a daily basis.
Physics III collaborates and assists in administrative aspects related to the physics section of Radiosurgery/Radiation Oncology/Prentice Radiation Oncology (hereafter referred to as "departments") and ensuring that the staff and infrastructure of the physics section supports the clinical needs of the department. Actively participates in the orientation and education of new residents, radiation therapy students and other new staff members. Coordinates and assist in the orientation and training for new dosimetrists and physicists.
Proactively identifies quality issues to be addressed and brings to the attention of the Manager, Physics V, and Quality Committee as appropriate. Assists in the design and implementation of measurement tools and process improvements. Collects and monitors data for key quality indicators and process improvement plans and takes leadership responsibility for select process improvement work group activities.
Assisting in ensuring that all patients are treated in a safe and timely manner. Serves as a clinical resource to Dosimetrists and Radiation Therapists. Assists the Manager and Physics V in problem solving for daily operational issues.
Under the supervision of Physics V or designate, may assist in commissioning of new equipment, development of new treatment techniques, quantitative analysis of clinical trial data, and other appropriate physics duties. Assists with department and hospital information systems to develop and maintain the infrastructure needed for accurate billing and data reporting. Develops the prescribed radiation treatment plan for a given patient in consultation with the radiation oncologist for both external beam, hyperthermia, Radiosurgery, and brachytherapy procedures.
Develops CT, MRI, PET, PET/CT based plans, including fusion. Produces digitally reconstructed radiographs from the CT simulator as required to provide documentation of the shape and placement of the radiation field. Determines and implements optimal method for field shaping as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist, utilizing custom blocks or the multi-leaf collimators.
Performs and verifies accuracy of treatment calculations. Accurately performs the initial and weekly physics checks of the patients chart. Completes electronic and paper documentation in a thorough and accurate manner to ensure proper treatment delivery.
Constructs and oversees the implementation of complex treatment plans (IMRT, IGRT, Gating, CBCT, etc). Assist Physics V in managing daily workflow to ensure that all patient charts will be available in the necessary timeframe prior to the initiation of treatment. Assesses in vivo dosage using TLDs, diodes, mosfets, film, etc., and records the results appropriately. Informs physicians of the results and takes appropriate action when necessary.
Performs and records weekly physics quality control and quality assurance processes. Completes proper documentation to ensure accurate patient charging. Adheres to all radiation safety policies and procedures, ensuring the safety of patients, visitors and staff at all times.
Maintains equipment and monitors supply levels in assigned area. Reports any problems or supply needs to appropriate person. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff throughout the department.
Promotes a positive work environment. Assists with special procedures as needed (e.g. Brachytherapy, Gamma Knife, HDR, etc.). Ensures that assigned work area meets hospital and department standards of safety and professional appearance.
Proactively identifies and addresses maintenance and facility issues as needed. Other duties as assigned by the Manager or the Physics V. Maintains competencies and complies with continuing education requirements of credentialing agencies.
Provides dosimetry services of optimum quality with optimum productivity and customer service. Collects data to support the measurement and tracking components of quality management. Participates in formal and informal process improvement and problem solving to enhance the quality of service to customers. Identifies areas for potential improvement and recommends corrective actions.
This position requires the assessment and treatment of patients of all ages, including pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. AA/EOE.
Required: Certified Medical Dosimetrist through the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists OR Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology or American College of Medical Physics.
Bachelor's Degree in science, mathematics or radiation therapy, or RTT certification OR Master's or PhD Degree in Medical Physics or equivalent. Demonstrated clinical and technical competence in dosimetry. Must be able to work effectively with all staff. Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
Desired: IEMA Licensure in Radiation Therapy. ARRT Certification.
Dosimetrist - Radiation Oncology (Dosimetrist)
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one hospital in California – and among the top five in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
Under the technological supervision of the Chief Dosimetrist, the direct supervision of the Physics Manager, and professional direction of the Clinical Faculty, the Dosimetrist designs external beam treatment plans for patient treatments by using a treatment planning computer, computer support system, and computer quality improvement verifications and others with quarterly rotations to all radiation oncology sites (Mt Zion, Parnassus and Mission Bay (2014).
The Dosimetrist accepts assignments by the Chief Dosimetrist, plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in the work assignment in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted published practices. Completed work is evaluated for technical soundness, appropriateness and conformance to policy and requirements.
The Chief Dosimetrist verifies treatment plans and a Qualified Physicists completes a final physics check.
BS in applied science and six months work experience as a radiation therapist utilizing radiation technological skills reflecting the knowledge of patient treatments on a linear accelerator with supporting computerized record and verify systems
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
Satisfactory completion of formal Dosimetry training
CMD Board eligible
Living Pride Standards
Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.
Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Medical Dosimetrist (10613)
Available Medical Dosimetrist career opportunity in beautiful California Wine Country! An award-winning, Joint Commission Certified Healthcare organization is looking for a CMD Dosimetrist to join their organization with many longstanding employees.
Facility culture is recognized by employees as a team-oriented environment and the Physicians are cited as being of “the highest caliber and very open to collaboration”. This ACR accredited organization has some of the latest technology and utilizing some of the newest procedures including a new SBRT program.
Will work alongside another CMD at a facility with about 65 patients per day on treatment. 3D, IMRT, SBRT using Eclipse and Rapid Arc. Aria Record and Verify. Varian Machines OBI and Cone Beam.
The city is nestled near Napa Valley wine country with a short drive to San Francisco and lends itself to many outdoor leisure activities, restaurants, and shopping!
- CMD, certification is mandatory
- College Degree in related field.
- Must have extensive Eclipse and Rapid Arc treatment planning, using Aria Record and Verify
- Three (3) + years of experience as a Medical Dosimetrist
- Knowledgeable in the areas of radiation physics, and radiation safety.
- Has working knowledge of radiation safety principles and practices.
- Knows all current practice rules and regulations.
For serious inquiries please contact Gail Cole at 813-405-3785 email@example.com
Certified Medical Dosimetrist For Northern California
Available Position: Locum Certified Medical Dosimetrist
Place of Performance: near San Francisco, CA. Specific location will be provided to qualified candidates.
Work Schedule: Day shift, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
12 to 13 weeks assignment with possible extension.
Board Certification: All contract Medical Dosimetrists shall be board certified (CMD) by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
Medical Dosimetrists must have a minimum of five (5) years of post-board experience as a certified medical dosimetrist and three (3) years of continuous employment within the past three (3) years.
We need someone with a lot of experience on Varian equipment and ARIA.
Must be proficient with IMRT/VWAT.
What is in for you:
- Great work environment.
- Competitive pay rate.
- Weekly Per-Diem rate (tax free).
- We provide fully furnished housing ( included utilities, cable and internet).
- We provide a car rental or weekly auto allowance if you use your own car.
- Round-trip flight or travel pay if you drive to the assignment.
- Monthly reimbursement for parking.
Medical Dosimetrist (10685)
A medical facility in Washington DC is seeking a permanent Certified Medical Dosimetrist, this is a solo position. Need to know HDR Brachyvision Savi multi catheter. Eclipse v 15.5
This facility offers competitive employee compensation and benefits package and a team-oriented work environment with state-of-the-art equipment & technology, Eclipse Treatment Planning, Elekta machine, Synergy, Mosaiq R&V,
- Three (3) + years of experience as a Medical Dosimetrist.
- Able to Work autonomously and efficiently.
- Professionally mature and energetic individual.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Great interpersonal skills and team working abilities.
- Need to know HDR Brachyvision Savi multi catheter. Eclipse v 15.5
- Must be flexible, reliable and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
Medical Dosimetrist Job In New York (10398)
Medical Dosimetrist Job in New York
TOP TIER Cancer Center in the New York area looking for a Certified Medical Dosimetrist to join their team. Under the supervision of Chief Physicist will provide treatment planning for patients receiving external beam radiotherapy. Varian shop, the ideal candidate should have solid experience working with latest versions of Eclipse and Aria.
This facility offers competitive employee compensation and benefits, team-oriented work environment with state-of-the-art equipment & technology.
- Bachelors degree
- CMD is mandatory.
- 1+ years of experience Varian TrueBeam.
- Experienced in IX, EX-Linacs Eclipse 13.0-Planning System, IMRT, VMAT, 3-D- Planning Treatment Aria-Record and Verify.
- Able to Work autonomously and efficiently.
- Have a self-motivated and confident approach.
- Professionally mature and energetic individual.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Great interpersonal skills and team working abilities.
- Must be flexible, reliable and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
- Proficient in the use of computers and job-related software applications.
If you are interested in this great job opportunity, please apply now or contact us for more information.
Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist
Position Summary\rTexas Oncology is seeking qualified candidates for an exciting Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist position. The successful candidate will be part of a physics group consisting of ten physicists and twelve dosimetrists covering seven facilities in the Central Texas area.
This group supports nine radiation oncologists in a busy practice setting. The position will provide primary medical physics coverage for a clinic in Waco . \r \rResponsibilities will include all aspects of radiation oncology physics, including quality assurance, clinical duties, and acceptance testing and commissioning. The Waco clinic houses two linear accelerators (Varian 23iX and 21CD) and an HDR brachytherapy program.
There is an active SBRT program, with SRS starting in 2019. A therapeutic radiopharmaceutical program is under development. \r \rQualified candidates will have a MS or PhD in Medical Physics or closely related field and board certification by the ABR (or equivalent). The position requires licensure in the state of Texas . \r \rTexas Oncology encourages continuing professional education and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance and 401(k). \r \rWith more than 350 physicians and over 100 sites of service Texas Oncology is a pioneer in community-based cancer treatment and is united in healing with US Oncology, one of the country's foremost cancer treatment and research networks. You will appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with other network physicists who are eager to share their expertise. \r \rWaco is the home of Baylor University , which brings many cultural events to the area.
The region also provides many opportunities for active outdoor living, including biking, rowing, hiking, and hunting. Both the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex and Austin are within easy driving distance.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Certified Medical Dosimetrist Monroe Campus
Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees.
The employees of St.
Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Exciting opportunity in Radiation Oncology at the new St.
Luke's Monroe Campus! The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
The Dosimetrist functions as a member of the radiation therapy planning team who generates radiation dose distributions and calculations under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Following the dose prescription specified by the Radiation Oncologist, plans a treatment
technique by means of a computer and/or manual computations that will deliver a
prescribed radiation dose to a defined tumor volume.
2.Coordinates and/or assists in treatment simulations and tumor localizations, including
computed tomography and MRI, when indicated, for radiation treatment planning.
3.Assists in the planning of the fabrication of compensating filters, custom shields,
planning or production of molds, casts, and immobilization devices.
4.Responsible for successful technical continuity of care, including assisting the technical
staff in the implementation of the treatment plan.
5.Performs dosage calculation in the patient's radiation therapy chart and verifies
mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by a medical
6.Provides technical assistance to the medical physicist, when requested, in radiation
protection, qualitative and quantitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the
7.Assists in the application of specific methods of dosimetry (ion chamber, TLD, or film)
to special clinical problems.
8.Assists in intra-cavitary and interstitial sealed source procedures and in the subsequent
manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these procedures.
9.Practices safe protection for self and patients adhering to the guidelines of radiation
protection and infection control.
10. Detects equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate action.
11. Provides education regarding radiation therapy procedures to patients and family.
12. Assumes responsibility for assigned area, making sure all equipment and supplies
necessary for that area are readily available for use.
13. Assists in gathering, recording data, and serving as committee members for Radiation
Oncology Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement Programs.
14. Teaches trains and provides educational resources for student Radiation Dosimetrists &
Therapists and assists in the evaluation process of the students.
15. Maintains responsibility for own professional development and keeps current on new
planning techniques, devices, and methods through active participation in in-services,
continuing education program, and/or self-directed learning.
16. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as
the proper release of information.
17. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient
and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
18. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in
interactions with all customers (internal and external).
19. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical
Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and
20. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and
efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
21. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
22. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth
and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
1.Provides emotional support for patients and family members. Directs patients and family
members to appropriate personnel and agencies for additional support.
2.Assists in radiation therapy treatment procedures.
3.Assists with secretarial duties including answering phones, scheduling, filing, etc.
4.Assists in lifting and transporting patients when necessary.
5.Other related duties as assigned.
1.A graduate of a formal university, college, or hospital-based Dosimetry program of nine
months' duration or longer.
2.A registered Radiation Therapist with a minimum 5 years radiation therapy experience, to
subsequently, after hire, receive on-the- job training in Dosimetry for 12 months and one
additional year of practical, supervised experience in radiation therapy Dosimetry.
3.A degree in the physical or biological sciences with on-the-job training in Dosimetry for
12 months under the supervision of a Medical Dosimetrist, Medical Physicist, or
Radiation Oncologist, and one additional year of practical, supervised experience in
radiation therapy Dosimetry.
4.Must be CMD certified within two years of eligibility
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One year dosimetry experience preferred. Ongoing training
in departmental procedures provided.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday.
Day shift. Hours dependent upon department
schedule. Overtime as needed.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent use of fingers to operate computer. Sitting for up to 7 hours per day, in 30 minute increments.
Frequent use of hands for chart handling and writing. Twisting and turning of hands to operate equipment. Lifts treatment aids weighing up to 50 pounds.
Carries objects of up to 50 pounds. Occasionally stoops and bends. Reaches above shoulder level.
Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to general vision and depth perception and visual monotony
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St.
Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is seeking a full-time Medical Dosimetrist to join its Physics Team. The Medical Dosimetrist must design, develop, and implement radiation treatment plans through the use of computer and/or manual computations to deliver prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique in accordance with the radiation oncologist's prescription.
They must perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the radiation oncologists' prescribed dose to defined tumor volume and dose constraints to normal tissues/organs. They must document all pertinent information in the patient's record. They will be required to verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations using established guidelines.
They will prepare organ and tissue contours used for treatment planning of patients. They will coordinate treatment simulations and tumor localizations on dedicated devices (e.g., CT, MRI, X-Ray, and PET, etc.) when indicated, for radiation treatment planning. They may perform basic physics and technical support in the areas of radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment.
Job Profile Summary
Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training
Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of radiation therapy planning system (knowledge of Eclipse is desirable). Working knowledge of radiation and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Designs, develops and implements radiation treatment plans in accordance with radiation oncologist's prescription
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Medical Physicist - Radiation Oncology
Looking for a change of scenery? We seek candidates with certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics and five (5) or more years of experience for the role of Medical Physicist III. In this role you will provide the Radiation Oncology Department with physics services to ensure a high level of radiation treatment quality and patient/staff safety. You will participate in radiation equipment/software quality assurance program, treatment planning procedures, brachytherapy and special procedures, ensuring radiation equipment performance/maintenance, radiation safety and staff training.
Candidates must have a Masters degree or Ph.D. and from a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics program. Must have certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics. Must have five (5) to ten (10) years of work experience post certification. Must have extensive knowledge of Medical Physics with emphasis on the physics of radiation therapy. Must be able to perform most of the following procedures: Acceptance testing, commissioning of radiation treatment equipment, treatment planning software/algorithms; radiation equipment calibration and quality control; treatment planning, including 3D, IMRT, SRS and HDR; brachytherapy procedures, including high dose rate procedures; and radiation safety. Must have strong working knowledge of radiation treatment delivery systems, computer software/interfaces, and EMRs. Excellent computer skills required, with working knowledge of computer networks, interfaces, EMRs, and specialized radiation therapy software/hardware.
Highly competitive compensation and benefits. This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning healthcare system that provides an array of acute, specialty, primary, and preventive care services. For more information call 941.739.1400 or submit your resume now by clicking on the button below that says “Apply Now.”
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