Dosimetrist - 113296
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#113296 DosimetristExtended Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022
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The Dosimetrist designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique per the physician’s prescription to a defined tumor volume. Considers dose-limiting structures in the design of treatment. Plans and documents dose in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.
Provides physics and technical support to the relevant staff and faculty, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment. Assists in the application of specific methods of dosimetry including ion chamber, TLD, or film measurement as directed by the Chief Dosimetrist. Assists in intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures.
Graduation from an accredited School of Dosimetry.
Minimum one (1) year of training in Dosimetry.
Must be proficient in 3D, IMRT and brachytherapy treatment planning.
Must be familiar with the operation of linear accelerators, Simulator, and CT units.
Must possess knowledge of treatment planning systems and departmental R/V systems.
Strong attention to detail and must possess superior aptitude for producing error-free calculations, so as to not detrimentally affect patient outcomes.
Must possess the knowledge and understanding of current practices in radiation therapy, planning, and administration.
Must possess ability to accurate document patient care activities in accordance with institutional and cancer center guidelines.
Solid ability to effectively communicate and work with medical staff, paramedical staff, patients and patient families.
- Current certification or certification eligible by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
- One to three (1 - 3) years of experience.
- Experience with Varian Eclipse and the Aria environment.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
- May need to support several locations on site or via remote access i.e. La Jolla, Encinitas.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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