Medical Dosimetrist - (MED DOS)

  1. Turlock,CA
  2. Aug 31, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Medical Research
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12920488 Job Description & Requirements
Medical Dosimetrist - (MED DOS)
StartDate: 09/25/2017Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $80.00 - 85.00

SHIFT: Day shift.

As a member of the radiation oncology team, a medical dosimetrist works under the supervision of the medical physicist and radiation oncologist and calculates the radiation dose distributions. Medical dosimetrists have a working knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment equipment and brachytherapy procedures.

Required Qualifications
2+ years of experience and 50 mile radius rule. CMD Preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of 3-D and Intensity Modulated isodose planning (IMRT). Knowledge of radiation physics, general physics and basic college mathematics. Performs external beam radiation therapy dosimetric treatment planning activities in the Radiation Oncology Department. Generates radiation dose distributions and calculations for patients under the direction of the Radiation Therapy Physicists and the Radiation Oncologists. Provides training of residents, therapists, and physics students. Usual tasks do not involve exposure to blood, body fluid, or tissues but job may require performing unplanned Category I tasks.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

1. Develops detailed radiation isodose plans and calculations under the direction of the radiation oncologists and physicists; optimizes treatment plans by recommending beam qualities, directions, weightings, wedges, compensators, blocks, and other treatment strategies.

2. Assists in tumor localization (set-up) procedures using visual analysis of anatomical landmarks, digital radiographys, computerized tomography (CT) scans and ancillary studies.

3. Assists/advises the radiation therapy staff in set-up positioning and in the preparation of cast or molds for immobilization and/or equalization of dose distributions.

4. Performs the development of detailed instructions for administration of daily radiation treatments; documents treatment ser up instructions and transfers treatment parameters from the Eclipse treatment planning system into the electronic patient treatment file.

5. Assists with in vivo Dosimetry and measurements.

6. Participates in the development of new processes and procedures, learning and training with new software, and identification of optimal usage.

7. Assists in documenting isodose planning processes and other needed information for the Dosimetry Group.

8. Provides consultation for dosimetric aspects of clinical research; participates in the development of publications and presentations.

9. Consults with radiation oncology faculty in the development of isodose plans.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.



Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.



Education

• Completion of formal training in Dosimetry

Experience

• 2 years of directly related work experience



License/Certification

• CMD preferred

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.



• Knowledge of all aspects of 3-D and Intensity Modulated isodose planning (IMRT)

• Knowledge of radiation physics, general physics and basic college mathematics

• Knowledge of radiobiology and clinical oncology

• Knowledge of radiotherapy, Dosimetry, and radiation protection

• Knowledge of theory of radiotherapy instrumentation and usage of radiotherapy equipment

• Knowledge of Human anatomy and physiology

• Knowledge of Medical terminology

• Ability to demonstrate teaching abilities

• Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the specific individual, including age

• Ability to deal tactfully and sympathetically with patients

• Ability to follow written and oral instructions

• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others

• Ability to work well individually and in a team environment

• Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, patients, co-workers, and visitors




Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Working Conditions

The working conditions outlines the environment in which the employee will typically work.



Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens

• Category II: Usual tasks do not involve exposure to blood, body fluid, or tissues but job may require performing unplanned Category I tasks.


Preferred Qualifications
START DATE: 09/25/2017 for 13 weeks

Facility Location
Situated in California's San Joaquin Valley—one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation— Modesto offers a small-town ambiance and easy access to the ocean, mountains and some of the nation's most renowned national parks. Day trip options from Modesto include San Francisco, Sacramento, and Yosemite National Park among many others. With its mild climate, outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round.

Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:


  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!


About the Company
Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing. Our relationships with numerous healthcare facilities - including hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, and long-term care facilities - enable us to offer the most current temporary therapy positions and medical imaging jobs. And our traveler customer service is among the best in the industry. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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