Dosimetrist (Certified)

US Oncology   •  

Wilkes Barre, PA

Industry: Healthcare

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Less than 5 years

Posted 53 days ago

Position Summary

The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers 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 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 financialsecurity for physicians.

The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually

We have an immediate opening for a Full Time Dosimetrist for our Commonwealth Health Cancer Center in Wilkes Barre, PA.

The ideal candidate will have at a minimum a bachelor's degree (B.S.) in medical dosimetry or related field, Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) certification, and at least 3 years experience with Eclipse and ARIA. A minimum of 2 year experience in a clinical setting is desired. We work with a Trubeam Linear Accelerator at this location.

SCOPE:

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 US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Generate radiation therapy treatment plans using computer software and various imaging modalities; demonstrating strong attention to detail.

-Identify and delineates anatomy and anatomical positioning on various imaging modalities.

-Identify the need to create compensation filters, custom shields, and other beam modifying devices.

-Perform patient specific quality assurance activities under the direction of the medical physicist.

-Complete treatment plans accurately and in a timely manner based on complexity.

-Adapt to the ever-changing technology and be open to learning new systems and techniques.

-Perform or assist in the planning of the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices while assisting and/or consulting during treatment simulations as necessary in accordance with state laws.

-Effectively communicate plan details with physicians and staff; able to offer alternative solutions.

-Consults and communicates to the therapist staff regarding the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.

-Documents treatment planning and quality assurance tasks accurately.

-Transfers treatment plans, treatment parameters, field DRR’s, and setup photos and notes to the ROIS (record & verify system). May be asked to understand the transfer process and verify treatment planning information post transfer.

-May be asked to accurately enter codes for technical treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.

-May be asked to perform general computerized tasks, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, moving and altering files and directories, and performing data backup.

-May assist in intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments after being appropriately credentialed by the medical physicist.

-May be asked to perform quality assurance procedures on treatment planning system, linear accelerator, and brachytherapy device under the supervision of the medical physicist.

- May be asked to perform radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment under the supervision of the medical physicist.

-Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students and residents, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Credentials as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD); a current and valid certification as a qualified medical dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).

Category: Clinical