Dosimetrist

  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Part-time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Radiation therapy technology
  • Deadline:
    June 24, 2018
  • Languages:
    English
  • Gender:
    Male, Female

Dosimetrist

PURPOSE: The Medical Dosimetrist designs and performs all aspects of generating radiation dose distributions for brachy and teletherapy. The dosimetrist performs calculations in order to provide radiation treatment plans in accordance with radiation oncologists’ prescriptions under the direction of the physicist. The dosimetrist also assists any other staff member in the implementation of such processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs treatment plans that will deliver the radiation dose in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription considering dose limiting structures in the design of such plan under the direction of the Medical Physicist. Communicate these aspects to physician for plan approval, and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation. Document doses in patients record in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.
  • Supervise, perform, or assist in the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
  • Assist the therapy staff in the implementation of the treatment plan and problem solving including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, or other treatment variables as well as image guided radiotherapy or respiratory gating.
  • Verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by the Medical Physicist.
  • Operate and perform quality assurance on the treatment planning computer under the direction of the Medical Physicist.

Job Description Clause

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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