Dosimetrist - Radiation Therapy

POSTED ON 11/24/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 1/27/2023
NorthMain Radiation Oncology Hired Organization Address Pawtucket, RI Full Time

Job Posting for Dosimetrist - Radiation Therapy at NorthMain Radiation Oncology

Overview:
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 financial security for physicians.

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

North Main Radiation Oncology has an immediate opening for a Full-time Senior Dosimetrist located in Providence, Rhode Island.

This Dosimetrist would be joining a dynamic team of 1 full-time Dosimetrist, 2 full-time Physicists, and 4 Radiation Oncologists.

SCOPE:

In collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist, designs a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation to determine a treatment field technique that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose. Uses CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound, plane film, and fluoroscopy imaging to create and verify therapy portals. Performs patient specific quality assurance techniques under the direction of the physicist. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently creates radiation therapy treatment plans using computer software and various imaging modalities.

  • Interprets and delineates anatomy and anatomical positioning on various imaging modalities.

  • Performs or assists in the planning of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.

  • Performs or assists in the planning of the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices.

  • Supervises the therapist staff in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.

  • Accurately documents treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.

  • Accurately codes for technical treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.

  • Performs 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.

  • May perform quality assurance procedures on treatment planning system, linear accelerator, and brachytherapy device with minimal supervision.

  • Provides physics and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment.

  • Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students and residents, as assigned.

  • May supervise, perform, or assist in the application of specific methods of dosimetry including ion chamber, TLD, or film measurement as directed by the Medical Physicist.

Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Non-RTT Bachelors degree in a physical science and a graduate of a formal dosimetry program. At least seven (7) years direct dosimetry experience and Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) required. RTT Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy technology program. At least one (1) year actively practicing as an RTT and at least seven (7) years direct dosimetry experience and Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) required. Must be ARRT certified and hold valid state license for radiation therapy.

Experience with the following is a plus:
  • Treatment planning systems: Pinnacle Evolution and Oncentra (for Brachytherapy)
  • Record and Verify: MOSAIQ
  • Linear Accelerators: 2 Elekta Infiniti Systems, 1 Varian Clinac
  • New Philips Big Bore CT
  • Conventional Simulator
  • Nucletron microSelectron HDR delivery system


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to blood, toxic substances, ionizing radiation and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

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