Medical Dosimetrist, Radiology Oncology, Full Time, Days
May 23, 2018
Pennington, New Jersey
Full Time - Entry Level
Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing healthcare organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Capital Health has also received Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time in recognition of its quality patient care, innovations in professional nursing practice, and nursing excellence. Only 29 organizations in the country have received Magnet status four times and five of those organizations are in New Jersey. In addition, our nursing team received special recognition for excellence in stroke and outpatient emergency care.
Considers dose-limiting structures in the design of treatment plans. Performs secondary manual calculations of treatment monitor unit calculations.
Interfaces without assistance in all patient treatment parameters and calculations in the record-and-verify system. Completes patient treatment charts with appropriate data for daily radiation treatments.
Takes patient measurements necessary to generate treatment plans, views X-rays and CT scans for positions and size of lesions, makes contour of patient, and inputs information into computer to simulate patient's condition.
Ensures correct billing entry for all physics planning procedures.
Assists in intracavity and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distribution of these treatments.
Participates in devising unique patient immobilization devices and in acquiring patient contour structures.
Verifies all beam modifiers used for patient treatments, which include wedges and tissue compensators.
Participates in the planning of the design of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges and other beam-modifying devices.
Supervises the therapist staff in the implementation of the treatment plan, including the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, filed arrangement and other treatment variables.
Attends weekly chart checks and performs the quality assurance review of the treatment chart. Performs the weekly physics chart check review, as needed.
Responds to therapist's patient dimension checks, and exercises discretion and judgment to recalculate treatment plan as required.
Maintains quality assurance for all related dosimetry treatments and treatment machinery, identifies errors in treatments, and plans subsequent treatments to alleviate those errors.
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 radiation therapy students and residents as assigned.
Participates in continuing education in the area of current treatment planning techniques and advances in medical dosimetry.
Associate's degree in Dosimetry or Physics, or a Radiation Therapist with experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Completion of a formal on-the-job training program.
Two years of experience in dosimetry.
Excellent communication, planning and graphic computer skills for 3-D visualization.
Excellent communication skills.
Able to understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics.
Knowledge of planning and possesses computer graphic skills for 3-D visualization, IMRT and IGRT using Eclipse and ARIA systems.
Able to work independently.
Must possess mathematical skills, including algebra, trigonometry and introductory calculus. Must be able to visualize objects in three-dimensional concepts to facilitate the treatment planning process.
Clinical Dosimetry rotation. Working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
403(b) Savings and Retirement Program
Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.
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