The Medical Dosimetrist is responsible for designing radiation treatment plans according to the Radiation Oncologist's prescription to deliver radiation dose while limiting the dose to critical structures surrounding the tumor site. They work under the supervision of the Radiation Oncologist and Service Line Director, and work in collaboration with the medical physicist. This position has access to confidential patient information.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO),
Ohio Department of Health (ODH), American College of Radiology (ACR) and Quality Improvement principles
Knowledge of Healthcare billing processes including familiarity with CPT and ICD9 coding
Duties and Responsibilities
Follows dose prescription specified by the Radiation Oncologist. Plans treatment techniques with computer or manual calculations to deliver prescribed radiation to a defined tumor site. Assist in interactivity and/or interstitial sealed source procedures.
Coordinates treatment simulations and tumor localization’s including CT, MRI, PET fusion when indicated for treatment planning. Performs dosage calculations and verify mathematical accuracy with a system established by the physicist.
Assists the treatment staff in implementation of the treatment plan with correct use of immobilization devices or other treatment parameters.
Assists in planning or fabrication of compensating filters custom shields, wedges or other beam modifying devices.
Maintains accurate and complete records. May be involved in a clinical research for patients undergoing investigational studies or the application of dosimetry for a specific clinical problem
Keeps current on new treatment planning techniques, devices and methods. May teach applied aspects to students or other RRT.
Proactively and effectively communicates with colleagues, superiors, and physicians on any issues related to Radiation/Dosimetry issues.
Since 1895, Adena Health System has remained focused on its commitment to provide patients with the best healthcare and personal service.
Today, Adena Health System includes three hospitals (Chillicothe, Waverly and Greenfield) and six regional clinics, with a total of 311 beds. Adena is here to provide quality healthcare for the more than 400,000 people who call south central and southern Ohio home. With more than 3,500 employees, Adena serves as an economic catalyst for the region.
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