Dosimetrist

Rochester, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The dosimetrist is responsible for translation of prescribed doses of radiation used in treatment of cancer patients into precise, safe and accurate plans. In collaboration with medical physicists and radiation oncologists, he/she participates in conceiving and optimizing the treatment plan, and is available for consultation with the radiation therapists during execution of the treatments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.

  • Identifies and contours normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET. Actively discusses the design of the treatment plan with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist.

  • Performs calculations for the accurate delivery of the Radiation Oncologist’s prescribed dose, documents all pertinent information in the patient record, and verifies the mathematical accuracy of the calculations using a system established by the Medical Physicist.

  • Assists in simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET. Supervises, performs, or assists in the planning and implementation of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, bolus, electron cutouts, and other beam modifying devices. Performs and assists in the planning and implementation of the production of moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.

  • Imports patient image studies and localization markers for treatment planning as specified by the radiation oncologist.

  • Creates and transfers reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.

  • Communicates with the radiation therapist(s) and assumes an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, bolus, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.

  • Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents. Participates in clinical research for the development and implementation of new techniques. Participate in quality improvement processes.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Dosimetry or equivalent degree.

  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Participate in continuing education as required by the MDCB

  • Graduation from a Medical Dosimetry JRCERT accredited program of at least 12 months and Board certification as a Medical Dosimetrist preferred (CMD) or eligible to sit for the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) Examination and pass exam within the guidelines as outlined in the MDCB Certification Handbook. Required to pass the MDCB Board Exam within 2 years of employment.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $47.89 - $67.05 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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