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Dosimetrist Acute Care

Location: ,
Job ID: 39827
Start Date: 2020-03-11
End Date: 2020-06-09
Status: open

Description

Dosimetrist need in Sacramento, CA

An Acute Facility in Sacramento is looking for a Dosimetrist to join their team for a 3-month contract with the possibility to extend or convert to perm.

Work scheduled M-F, 8am – 5pm, 40 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications:

- Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
- Certification by Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (CMD) (Certified Medical Dosimetrist) required.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Must be able to understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to derive computerized treatment plans, and communicate these aspects to the Radiation Oncologist for plan approval, and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation.
- Has working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
- Has the ability to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols.
- Must possess mathematical skills including algebra, trigonometry, and introductory calculus and be able
to visualize objects in three-dimensional concepts to facilitate the treatment planning process.

Position Summary:

The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment, is cognizant of procedures commonly used in brachytherapy and has the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist.
May be required to occasionally work at other locations within the Greater Sacramento Area as needed.

Responsibilities may include:
- Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription to a defined tumor volume.
- 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 on dedicated devices, including CT, MRI, and PET when indicated, for radiation oncology treatment planning.
- Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
- Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning of the production of moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
- Supervise the therapist staff in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.
- Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the Radiation Oncologist's prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by the Medical Physicist.
- Provide physics and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment.
- Supervise, perform, or assist in the application of specific methods of dosimetry including ion chamber, TLD, or film measurement as directed by the Medical Physicist.
- Assist in intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments.
- Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students and residents, as assigned.
- Participate in clinical research for the development and implementation of new techniques.
- Participate in continuing education in the area of current treatment planning techniques, and advances in medical dosimetry.
- Performs routine duties independent of supervision, but consults with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist as required.
- Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer.
- Other duties as assigned.

What We Offer:
• Competitive pay package
• Medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) matching
• Retirement planning and savings options
• Continuing Education reimbursement

Preferred Healthcare Staffing is a well-established and highly reputable staffing agency that specializes in placing therapy and allied health professionals in positions carefully aligned with their skills and desires. We pride ourselves on honesty and genuinely taking care of our HCPs. We believe that this ultimately helps achieve our mutual goal: better patient care. Awarded Best of Staffing and Certified by The Joint Commission. For more information call 800-787-6787 or apply online today!

Preferred Healthcare Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law.



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