Dosimetrist, Barrett Cancer Center

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Performs treatment planning activities including treatment device fabrication (molds, blocks, compensators, etc.), simulation and computerized dosimetry for radiotherapy patients (neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric). Provides basic patient care to patients when performing procedures and treatments.

Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In conjunction with the Radiation Oncologist, the dosimetrist supervises port set-up, localization of tumor, prepares contours, and produces isodose plots manually of by computerized treatment.
  • Communicates the development of the optimal treatment plan with the Radiation Oncologists.
  • Responsible for the mathematical accuracy and dose calculations of patient's radiotherapy charts.
  • Assists with treatment planning CT simulations. Fabrication and design of custom-made blocks, compensating filters, immobilization positioning devices and bolus material as required.
  • Participation in radiation safety requirements of department including surveys of brachytherapy patient's rooms, posting radiation warning signs, distribution and ordering of personnel monitoring devices.
  • Maintains logbooks and radioactive shipments in brachytherapy source room. Cleans room and equipment.
  • Prepares radioactive materials for patient use and assists Radiation Oncologist during special procedures in the O.R., Radiation Oncology department and patient room.
  • Prepares dose calculations for intercavitary and interstitial implant procedures.
  • Complete quality assurance on treatment planning systems to check accuracy and consistency of data output for daily calculations and monthly system check.
  • Participates in the routine maintenance, quality assurance, and calibration of radiation producing equipment. This includes the determination of electron cut-out blocked output factors.
  • Inputs treatment planning charges for patient billing into the computer system as services are rendered.


Qualifications

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

1 - 2 Years equivalent experience preferred

Willing to certify, license or recent new graduate within 12 months

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree required

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION:

Be a graduate of a Medical Dosimetry JRCERT 12 month or longer accredited program.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge and understanding of 2D, 3D, IMRT, brachytherapy (including LDR and HDR) treatment planning.