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Dosimetrist

Company: Sentara Healthcare
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionMeasures and calculates radiation dose and develops optimum arrangement of radiation fields and exposures to treat patient under the supervision of the Radiation Oncologist. Coordinates and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to facilitate for integrated and comprehensive care.External Posting DescriptionThe medical dosimetrist is responsible for generating clinically optimal treatment plans for radiation therapy patients as directed by the Radiation Oncologist.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:---Assists in the treatment simulation process including the use or necessity of ancillary treatment devices, patient immobilization techniques, and other patient positioning techniques as needed for simulation and treatment. Assists in fabrication of these ancillary treatment devices.---Contours and delineates clearly discernable normal critical structures and expanded planning structures using different imaging modalities.---Performs rigid and deformable image registration for multi-modality image sets.---Accurately performs radiation dose calculations, both manual and computer generated, for treatment delivery including the effects of beam modifying devices, irregular fields, gaps for adjacent fields, and off-axis calculations.---Performs or assists with patient-specific radiation measurement including, but not limited to diodes, optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters (OSLD), ion chambers, thermo-luminescent dosimeters (TLD), or film measurements as directed by the MP.---Assists with high dose rate (HDR) and low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy procedures including patient set up, simulation, and treatment planning.---Participates in acquisition of patient data via computer generated data sets from medical imaging devices such as CT, PET, MR, etc., or manual methods such as physical measurements and wire contours, and incorporation of these data into radiation treatment plans, calculations, and treatment devices.---Ensures accurate data transfer of patient and treatment plan information to clinical systems including but not limited to record and verify systems, imaging guidance systems, surface guidance systems, treatment delivery systems, and electronic medical record systems. .Qualifications/Experience---Board certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).---At least 2 years of experience preferred.---Aria/Eclipse experience preferred.Benefits:Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Tuition Reimbursement, a 401k/403B, 401a, Performance Plus Bonus, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks and more. Our success is supported by a family-friendly culture that encourages community involvement and creates unlimited opportunities for development and growth.Job type:Full-timeSalary:Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.Licenses and CertificationsRequired: Amer Reg of Radiologic Tech, Cert Medical DosimetristPreferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section belowJob PostingThe medical dosimetrist is responsible for generating clinically optimal treatment plans for radiation therapy patients as directed by the Radiation Oncologist.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:---Assists in the treatment simulation process including the use or necessity of ancillary treatment devices, patient immobilization techniques, and other patient positioning techniques as needed for simulation and treatment. Assists in fabrication of these ancillary treatment devices.---Contours and delineates clearly discernable normal critical structures and expanded planning structures using different imaging modalities.---Performs rigid and deformable image registration for multi-modality image sets.---Accurately performs radiation dose calculations, both manual and computer generated, for treatment delivery including the effects of beam modifying devices, irregular fields, gaps for adjacent fields, and off-axis calculations.---Performs or assists with patient-specific radiation measurement including, but not limited to diodes, optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters (OSLD), ion chambers, thermo-luminescent dosimeters (TLD), or film measurements as directed by the MP.---Assists with high dose rate (HDR) and low dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy procedures including patient set up, simulation, and treatment planning.---Participates in acquisition of patient data via computer generated data sets from medical imaging devices such as CT, PET, MR, etc., or manual methods such as physical measurements and wire contours, and incorporation of these data into radiation treatment plans, calculations, and treatment devices.---Ensures accurate data transfer of patient and treatment plan information to clinical systems including but not limited to record and verify systems, imaging guidance systems, surface guidance systems, treatment delivery systems, and electronic medical record systems. .Qualifications/Experience---Board certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).---At least 2 years of experience preferred.---Aria/Eclipse experience preferred.Benefits:Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Tuition Reimbursement, a 401k/403B, 401a, Performance Plus Bonus, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks and more. Our success is supported by a family-friendly culture that encourages community involvement and creates unlimited opportunities for development and growth.Job type:Full-timeSalary:Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Keywords: Sentara Healthcare, Harrisonburg , Dosimetrist, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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