As a Senior Dosimetrist, you wil design radiotherapy treatment plans with optimum arrangement of radiation fields and exposures, and conveys details to Radiation Therapists in order to treat patients according to Physician prescriptions. You will also provide guidance and direction to Dosimetrists.
Job Responsibilities Include:
- Provides guidance and direction to Dosimetrists.
- Designs treatment plans and field placement techniques by means of computer and/or manual computation, considering dose-limiting structures, to deliver radiation doses to a defined tumor volume in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.
- Prepares all the necessary documents, dose calculations and instructions, germane to such treatment plans.
- Participates in coordination of treatment simulations and tumor localization on dedicated devices, including CT, MRI, and PET when indicated, for radiation oncology treatment planning.
- Designs and creates compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, other beam modifying devices, moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
- Provides technical guidance to therapist staff in the implementation of treatment plans including the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.
- Carries out calculations for the accurate delivery of the Radiation Oncologist's prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by the medical Physicist.
- Performs and/or assists in the application of specific methods of dosimetry including ion chamber, TLD, or film measurement, as needed.
- Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, trainees and residents, as assigned.
- Performs reviewed
- Physics and technical support to the medical Physicist, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment.
- Intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments.
- Clinical research for the development and implementation of new techniques.
- Review and evaluation of radiation oncology dosimetry information noted in patient records
- Use of imaging procedures as they pertain to the simulation, and treatment planning/delivery in therapeutic radiologic procedures.
- Assists with Physics related tasks, but is not limited to:
- Radiation beam and source calibrations and characterization.
- Determination of dose delivered to patients and others exposed to radiation
- Preparation of data for consultation and treatment planning with physician practitioners to determine dose to be delivered
- Bachelor's Degree, required.
- Successful completion of a two (2) year program in Medical Dosimetry
One (1) year On-the-Job-Training in Medical Dosimetry under the supervision of a Board Certified Medical Physicist, required.
- Certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board.
- Minimum of five (5) years clinical Medical Dosimetry.