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Dosimetrist

South San Francisco, CA · Healthcare
Overview: 
Provides suitable treatment plans for radiation therapy patients and other physics support including the measurement, calibration, and generation of radiation dose distribution, and various quality assurance procedures.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation that will deliver a prescribed dose and field placement technique in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription to a defined tumor volume, with consideration to dose limiting structures.
  • Performs calculations for delivery of prescribed dose and documents calculation in patient's chart.
  • Performs verification of mathematical accuracy of all calculations using established system.
  • Serves as a resource to the therapists working in all areas including simulation, high dose rate, orthovoltage, and treatment.
  • Coordinates treatment planning information between physicists, therapists, and physicians as necessary.
  • Reviews patient's charts after planning to ensure that simulation information is correct and reproducible.
  • Prepare radiation oncology chart for patients with individualized treatment plans either external beam or brachytherapy.
  • Performs in-vivo dosimetry with TLD's or diodes and helps maintain the TLD's and diodes.
  • Assists physicists in annual/bi-yearly treatment machine calibrations.
  • Helps to maintain statistics of brachytherapy and intracavitary cases.
  • Provides input to the chief physicist for the completion of employee performance appraisals. 
  • Participates in panel interviews for open technical positions.

Qualifications:
  • Experience:
    • Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience in dosimetry required - OR -
    • As a condition of permanent full time employment, a non-certified medical dosimetrist must successfully complete two (2) years of supervised on-the-job training under the direction of a Certified Physicist and pass the examination administered by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board within four (4) years of date of employment. If this is not accomplished, the employee will be terminated.
    • Minimum one (1) year of experience working with linear accelerators, high dose rate/remote after loading machines, simulators, block cutting, TLD and diode equipment.

    Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in radiation therapy or in a related field OR certification in radiation therapy.
    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration
    • Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) must be obtained within the first four (4) years of employment.
     
    Additional Requirements:
    Demonstrated ability to utilize/apply knowledge of computers, computer treatment planning, planning techniques and procedures; knowledge of radiation physics, dosimetry and State, Federal, and local radiation regulations.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
California Fluoroscopy License preferred.
Kat Forester
ProEnlist, LLC

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