Medical Dosimetrist

Immediate opening for a Full Time Medical Dosimetrist

Join an expansive network of Oncologists with over 1,400 affiliated physicians, and 400 locations across the United States to empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care. Through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home, our network treats 800,000 patients annually. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.

In collaboration with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, use critical thinking and problem solving skills to develop, generate, and evaluate treatment plans using computer software and manual calculations based on prescribed target region and avoidance dose criteria. The Dosimetrist may use a wide variety of patient imaging modalities registered to the planning images; which assists in the identification of physician delineated target structures and critical structures to be avoided. Support and adhere to the organizations Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Major Duties:

  1. Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the radiation oncologist’s prescription.
  2. Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
  3. Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.
  4. Supervise, perform, or assist in simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET.
  5. Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
  6. Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the production of moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
  7. Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.
  8. Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
  9. Provide assistance and technical support to the medical physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
  10. Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
  11. Supervise, perform, or assist in the application of specific methods of patient and/or beam dosimetry as directed by the Medical Physicist.
  12. Assist in brachytherapy procedures by performing treatment planning and dose calculations. May perform or assist in the receiving, loading, and shipping of radioactive materials.
  13. Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays.
  14. Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
  15. Participate in clinical research.
  16. Participate in continuing education.
  17. Participate in quality improvement processes.

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Medical Dosimetry or a related field.
  2. Masters of Science in Medical Dosimetry or a related field strongly preferred.
  3. Credentials as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD).
  4. Current and valid certification as a qualified medical dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
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