Job Description

Payroll Title:
DOSIMETRIST
Department:
Radiation Oncology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117938 Dosimetrist - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Review Date: Mon 9/26/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/29/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/10/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Dosimetry.

  • Minimum one (1) year of training in Dosimetry.

  • Must be proficient in 3D and IMRT 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 accurately 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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