Mercyhealth Radiation Oncology is seeking a motivated medical dosimetrist with strong clinical skills to join our dynamic, patient-centered team in Rockford, IL. Join a team of professionals who provide exceptional health care with a passion for making lives better.
The medical dosimetrist is an integral member of the radiation oncology team relied upon to collaborate with radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists to deliver state of the art radiation therapy to cancer patients. The newest linear accelerators and treatment planning system (RayStation) will be at the dosimetrist’s disposal.
As part of the requirements for this position, our dosimetrist will:
Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.
Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.
Supervise, perform, or assist in simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET.
Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the production of moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.
Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
Provide assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
Supervise, perform, or assist in the application of specific methods of patient and/or beam dosimetry as directed by the Medical Physicist.
Assist in brachytherapy procedures by performing treatment planning and dose calculations. May perform or assist in the receiving, loading, and shipping of radioactive materials.
Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays.
Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
Participate in quality improvement processes.
Certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board or obtain within 1 year
Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - preferred
State licensure as required by location
Approved CPR or BLS certification required within 90 days
Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess mathematical skills including algebra, trigonometry, and introductory calculus and be able to visualize objects in three-dimensional concepts to facilitate the treatment planning process.
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Ability to perform multiple functions with minimal direction, independent of supervision
Complex problem solving
Strong interpretive/analytical skills
Internal Number: 14707
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