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Medical Dosimetrist 2

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

BSW University Medical Center Medical Dosimetrist 2

Full Time Days

JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Dosimetrist 2, as a member of the radiation oncology team, generates radiation dose distributions and dose calculations (in collaboration with the Medical Physicist and Radiation Oncologist) for the treatment of cancer patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

Studies patients' medical histories. Reviews and verifies the physician's treatment plan/prescription for treatment technique, treatment volume, critical organs, treatment dose, precautions, and orders/notes.

Designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation to determine a treatment field technique that delivers the radiation oncologist's prescribed radiation dose while limiting loss of important healthy organ function. Communicates treatment plans to Radiation Oncologist for approval and to Radiation Therapist for plan implementation.

Works with radiation therapists in the implementation of the patient treatment plans, including but not limited to the correct application of immobilization devices, beam modification devices, approved field arrangements and other treatment variables.

Creates and maintains records of treatment plans and outcomes. Monitors and records radiation treatments. Ensures treatment records are properly completed with patient identification and appropriate data.

Ensures proper functioning of all radiation oncology equipment. Determines equipment setting for each procedure.

Plans and produces molds, casts and other immobilization devices for accurate treatment delivery.

Oversees radiation safety protocols and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies/programs.

Contributes to clinical research for the development and implementation of new techniques in cancer treatment, program goals and continuous process improvement.

Fulfills, and provides proof of, continuing education, licensure, and/or certifications required to remain qualified for this role.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

Knowledge of the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to derive accurate and timely computerized treatment plans.

Able to generate radiation dose distributions and calculations with consideration for dose-limiting structures.

Able to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols. Strong mathematical skills including algebra, trigonometry and introductory calculus.

Skill in the use of computers and medical dosimetry equipment; able to perform quality assurance of radiation oncology equipment.

Able to visualize objects in three-dimensional concepts to facilitate the treatment planning process.

Knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

May contribute to clinical research for the development and implementation of new techniques in cancer treatment, program goals and continuous process improvement.

Able to interact positively with patients as needed.

Basic knowledge of billing and coding.

Able to take call, if required.

BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

Tuition Reimbursement

PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program

EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION

Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire.

Cert Medical Dosimetrist (CMD): Certified by Medical Dosimetry Certification Board as a Medical Dosimetrist.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Georgetown , Medical Dosimetrist 2, Healthcare , Georgetown, Texas

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