M2n0yk66fz1p67qz2s3

Dosimetrist

Job Description



GENERAL SUMMARY

Produces treatment planning dosimetry calculations for external beam and implant cases. Receives and documents radioactive materials, prepares radioactive materials for implantation. Obtains patient contour and clinical data as needed. Assists in periodic calibrations of therapy machines and quality assurance/control activities.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health System.


Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.


Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.


Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.


Consults with the Radiation Oncologist and Physicist to determine objectives of patients' treatment as prescribed.


Calculates treatment time according to the physician's prescription using isodose charts/computer.


Assists in patient simulation/localization procedures. Double-checks patient contours/target volume within contour.


Positions patient for CT and MRI. Accurate acquistion of images/data pertaining to 3-D treatment planning.


Instructs all staff about dosimetry by explaining and demonstrating techniques, methods, and equipment operation.


Reviews individual treatment plans to ensure plans meet patient needs.


Designs/fabricates/digitizes and oversees use of MLC shaping, shielding blocks, compensating filters and other treatment devices. Oversees the use of immobilization devices.


Generates MLC overlays. Imports and scans images; integrates with portal imaging.


Documents set-up instructions, diagrams, treatment settings, etc. on the treatment sheet and in the computer systems to ensure compliance with the approved treatment plan.


Accurately documents treatment parameters, doses, monitor units and dose action points in the patient treatment record and IMPAC electronic chart. Modifies the electronic chart related to treatment adjustments.


Performs treatment planning to determine dosage of interstitial/intracavitary radioactive implants - computer assisted.


Orders, receives and appropriately logs shipment of Sr89. Follows policy and procedures related to proper shielding, preparation, injections, and storage of radiopharmaceuticals.


Assists physicist with high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy procedures as requested.


Assists Radiation Oncology Physicist in periodic calibration procedures and dosimetry measurements using diodes, ionization chambers, water phantoms, and film densitometry (to ensure accuracy of equipment and treatment plans).


Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, books, and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.


Submits charges into the computer systems for services rendered to patients in accordance with established guidelines.


Participates in the clinical education and training of students and staff.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSURE

Education:

Requires Bachelor's degree in Physics or related field with specific course work in radiation therapy and dosimetry, or equivalent. Combination of education and experience.


Experience:

One to two years related experience. ARRT certified in Radiation Therapy Technology or Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist preferred.




REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, therapists and other staff when explaining procedures and gathering and exchanging patient related information.


Analytical skills necessary to perform dose calculations and produce and evaluate treatment plans for adequacy, accuracy and completeness.


Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for approximately 90% of work time when preparing contours, calculating dose, and calibrating equipment.


Ability to walk and stand for approximately 30% of work time when walking to patient floors and preparing contours, and to lift and carry weights of up to twenty pounds for approximately 30% of work time when gathering materials to prepare contours and fabricating shielding or treatment devises.






Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-MI-Ann Arbor
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
Apply

Company Overview

St. Joe

Trinity Health and Catholic Health East announced the official closing of the consolidation of the two health care systems to create one of the nation's largest Catholic health systems, serving patients and communities in 21 states.By bringing Catholic Health East and Trinity Health together, we have enhanced our ability to create innovative models of care and advance clinical quality across the continuum," said Judith Persichilli, interim president and CEO of the new organization.

Contact Information

US-MI-Ann Arbor
Amrita Pritam

Icon-social-facebookIcon-social-twitter
Snapshot
St. Joe
Company:
US-MI-Ann Arbor
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description



GENERAL SUMMARY

Produces treatment planning dosimetry calculations for external beam and implant cases. Receives and documents radioactive materials, prepares radioactive materials for implantation. Obtains patient contour and clinical data as needed. Assists in periodic calibrations of therapy machines and quality assurance/control activities.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health System.


Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.


Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.


Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.


Consults with the Radiation Oncologist and Physicist to determine objectives of patients' treatment as prescribed.


Calculates treatment time according to the physician's prescription using isodose charts/computer.


Assists in patient simulation/localization procedures. Double-checks patient contours/target volume within contour.


Positions patient for CT and MRI. Accurate acquistion of images/data pertaining to 3-D treatment planning.


Instructs all staff about dosimetry by explaining and demonstrating techniques, methods, and equipment operation.


Reviews individual treatment plans to ensure plans meet patient needs.


Designs/fabricates/digitizes and oversees use of MLC shaping, shielding blocks, compensating filters and other treatment devices. Oversees the use of immobilization devices.


Generates MLC overlays. Imports and scans images; integrates with portal imaging.


Documents set-up instructions, diagrams, treatment settings, etc. on the treatment sheet and in the computer systems to ensure compliance with the approved treatment plan.


Accurately documents treatment parameters, doses, monitor units and dose action points in the patient treatment record and IMPAC electronic chart. Modifies the electronic chart related to treatment adjustments.


Performs treatment planning to determine dosage of interstitial/intracavitary radioactive implants - computer assisted.


Orders, receives and appropriately logs shipment of Sr89. Follows policy and procedures related to proper shielding, preparation, injections, and storage of radiopharmaceuticals.


Assists physicist with high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy procedures as requested.


Assists Radiation Oncology Physicist in periodic calibration procedures and dosimetry measurements using diodes, ionization chambers, water phantoms, and film densitometry (to ensure accuracy of equipment and treatment plans).


Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, books, and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.


Submits charges into the computer systems for services rendered to patients in accordance with established guidelines.


Participates in the clinical education and training of students and staff.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSURE

Education:

Requires Bachelor's degree in Physics or related field with specific course work in radiation therapy and dosimetry, or equivalent. Combination of education and experience.


Experience:

One to two years related experience. ARRT certified in Radiation Therapy Technology or Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist preferred.




REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, therapists and other staff when explaining procedures and gathering and exchanging patient related information.


Analytical skills necessary to perform dose calculations and produce and evaluate treatment plans for adequacy, accuracy and completeness.


Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for approximately 90% of work time when preparing contours, calculating dose, and calibrating equipment.


Ability to walk and stand for approximately 30% of work time when walking to patient floors and preparing contours, and to lift and carry weights of up to twenty pounds for approximately 30% of work time when gathering materials to prepare contours and fabricating shielding or treatment devises.






Job Requirements

 
Mlz39v6p2wh2ln22460
MiracleWorkers Advice

For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online: Never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction.Learn More

By applying to a job using miracleworkers.com you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the workinretail.com Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with theTerms & Conditionsand both meet and comply with their provisions.
Dosimetrist Apply now