The Dosimetrist designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique per the physician's prescription to a defined tumor volume. Considers dose-limiting structures in the design of treatment. Plans and documents dose in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.
Provides physics and technical support to the relevant staff and faculty, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment. Assists in the application of specific methods of dosimetry including ion chamber, TLD, or film measurement as directed by the Chief Dosimetrist. Assists in intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures.
Certified Medical Dosimetrist issued by MDCB (CMD).
Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience required.
Must be proficient in 3D,IMRT and brachytherapy treatment planning.
Must be familiar with the operation of linear accelerators, Simulator, and CT units.
Must possess demonstrated knowledge of treatment planning systems and departmental R/V systems. * Must be able to demonstrate ability to demonstrate attention to detail and must possess superior aptitude for producing error-free calculations, so as to not detrimentally affect patient outcomes.
Must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and problem solving in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient care.
Must possess demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current practices in radiation therapy, planning, and administration.
Must possess the ability to accurate document patient care activities in accordance with institutional and cancer center guidelines.
Must possess excellent organizational skills to determine workload priorities to enable timely completion of tasks.
Must possess the ability to effectively communicate and work with medical staff, paramedical staff, patients and patient families.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
May need to support several locations on site or via remote access i.e. La Jolla, Encinitas.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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