SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Radiation Therapy Physics / Dosimetry team familiar with the physical and geometric characteristics of radiation equipment and radioactive sources commonly employed. The Medical Dosimetrist has the training and expertise necessary to measure and generate radiation dose distributions and calculations under the directions of the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist. The Medical Dosimetrist is under the direction and/or supervision of the Medical Physicist.
Design treatment plans by means of computer software that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription to a defined tumor volume.
Assist in weekly Simulations as needed.
Consider dose-limiting structures in the design of treatment plans and document dose in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.
Coordinate treatment simulations and tumor localization scans on dedicated devices, including CT, MRI, and PET when indicated, for Radiation Therapy treatment planning.
Perform calculation methods for the delivery of prescribed dose, and subsequent documentation in patient files, and verification of the mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by the Medical Physicist.
Review all external beam plans with Radiation Oncologist for approval.
Document and turn in all Dosimetry charges daily.
Provide support for the Oncology Information Management System including Record/Verify, Import/Export, DRR’s, etc.
Assure that the implementation of the treatment plan includes the correct use of immobilization devices, wedges, field arrangement, and any treatment variable associated with treatment planning implementation.
Graduate of a formal university, college or hospital-based Medical Dosimetry program with 4 years of clinical experience. (Required)
Bachelor’s degree in the physical or biological sciences. (Preferred)
Must hold and be in good standing of MDCB – Medical Dosimetry Certification Board. (Required)
Registered as a Radiation Therapist by the ARRT with a minimum of 3 years of experience including
Simulation. (Preferred but not required)
ARRT – American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. (Preferred but not required)
Knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety.
Expertise in the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to develop optimal treatment plans.
Knowledgeable in health care informatics-including the resources, devices and methods to acquire, store and retrieve data. Tools include computers as well as clinical guidelines, current medical terminology, information and communication systems (PACS).
Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate the exchange of information with patients, family members, and the radiation oncology treatment team as well as outside entities.
Has high-level critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Works independently, but in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist.
Has working knowledge of radiation safety principles and practices as well as current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other regulatory agencies.
Ability to interpret criteria and develop treatment plans as defined by relevant treatment protocols.
Knowledgeable in using RaySearch, XIO, Monoco, Focal, Mosaiq, and RamSoft.
Has basic to intermediate knowledge if Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
Strong organizational skills
Must be able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously with efficiency
Ability to communicate effectively
Good decision-making and judgment capabilities