The Medical Dosimetrist works under the general supervision of the Medical Physicists, and generates treatment plans for external beam and brachytherapy patient treatments. The Dosimetrist is expected to remain current with technical developments, standards of practice, professional issues and changes in regulatory requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Works with technical staff during patient simulation, when required.
-Generates treatment plan as per physician’s prescription in consultation with physicist.
-Performs independent plan check using the established method of the department.
-Transfers approved plan data to the record and verify system (R&V) and verify data consistency with the approved plan.
-Assists in setting up difficult treatment fields in the machine for the first treatment, when required.
-Performs weekly chart-check.
-Attends weekly chart-round.
-Assists preparation and loading of sealed sources for brachytherapy application.
-Assists in brachytherapy procedure.
-Assists planning and fabrication of blocks/cutouts, when needed.
-Prepares documentation, forms, etc.
-Follows patient’s confidentiality requirements.
-Maintains department quality assurance protocols.
-Maintains functionality of the planning system and peripherals.
-Completes required continued education and training.
-Provides emergency dosimetry coverage, when warranted.
-Follows departmental policies and procedures.
-Bachelor of Science.
-Computer (MS Office) and internet browsing skills.
-Good written and oral communication skills.
-Ability to work under stressful conditions is essential and must be detail oriented.
-Work thought out, planned in advance and successfully implemented to achieve efficiency and quality patient care. Work is completed in a timely manner; meeting deadlines.
-Certified by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board or be eligible for the board certification
-One years of experience as medical dosimetrist.
-A graduate from The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) program.
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make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender,
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