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Dosimetrist (Radiation Oncology)

Carmichael, CA | Temporary Position

Post Date: 04/13/2018 Job ID: 39285.1 Industry: Healthcare/Medical
We are currently searching for a Dosimetrist for a large healthcare organization in the Carmichael area. This position is responsible for creating a treatment plan for patients and works closely with physicians, radiation therapists and radiation physicists to ensure optimal treatment is achieved. This is a contract opportunity, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Responsibilities: Design a treatment plan that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription to a defined tumor volume. Generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the medicalphysicist and radiation oncologist. Coordinate treatment simulations and tumor localization on dedicated devices, including CT, MRI, and PET when indicated, for radiation oncology treatment planning. Provide physics and technicalsupport 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.

Requirements: 2 years' related experience. Demonstrated knowledge of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment. 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. Working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 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. Ability to use good judgement and clear a criminal background check.

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