Catholic Health Initiatives DOSIMETRIST - RADIATION THERAPY - PRN, VARIES in HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas

DOSIMETRIST - RADIATION THERAPY - PRN, VARIES

Description

Job Summary:

The member of the Radiation Oncology team who performs treatment planning for the delivery of a prescribed dose of radiation to a specified tumor volume or anatomic location, using highly sophisticated equipment and/or manual calculations. Participates in quality assurance activities based on established protocols. Collaborates with the radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, and other members of the healthcare team to ensure therapeutic quality, cost effectiveness and safety.

Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria

Essential job accountabilities:

  1. Obtains, evaluates, and synthesizes pertinent clinical data to facilitate external beam treatment planning. This includes but is not limited to creating virtual and/or 3D simulations and the generation of radiation dose distributions. Follows physician directives including revisions in order to achieve the intended outcome for patients in their course of treatment.

  2. Calculates the treatment unit setting and doses to various points of interest evaluating all variables.

  3. Calculates the treatment time and dose distributions for brachytherapy planning. Assists physician and/or physicist when needed during such procedures.

  4. Oversees and assists in the design and fabrications of individualized immobilization, custom blocks, and other beam modifying devices as prescribed.

  5. Accurately documents parameters associated with the radiation therapy process. Communicates with other members of the healthcare team to ensure therapeutic quality and safety. Notifies the appropriate team members of changes in procedures.

  6. Participates in reviewing patient treatment and dose records to ensure that treatment does not exceed prescribed dose or normal tissue tolerance. Participates in weekly chart rounds and chart checks.

  7. Performs quality assurance or acquires information on equipment and materials following the guidelines established by medical physicist. This includes, but is not limited to performing QA testing on equipment, verifying accuracy of beam notification devices, using radiation detection equipment, and verifying calculations of monitor unit or timer settings by an independent method. Documents evidence of quality management activities, procedures, and results in accordance with established guidelines.

  8. Participates in training of users of the treatment planning system.

  9. Competent to provide medical dosimetrist services to patients from infancy through mature adults where clinical or histological diagnosis is available for benign or malignant disease. Children from infancy to adolescence will be treated with P.O.G. and/or C.A.L.G.B. protocols when referred by a medical oncologist.

The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:

  1. Maintains established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  2. Provides age specific knowledge and skills where applicable according to personnel policies. Ability to work effectively with various cultures and ethnic groups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:

One year experience in radiation therapy dosimetry.

Minimum Field-of-Expertise:

Graduate of university or hospital dosimetry program, 9 months clinical/classroom curriculum.

Req. Certification/Registration:

  • CPR certification through American Heart Association for Health Care Providers.

  • Medical Dosimetry Certification

Physical Demands:

  • Assist with lifting and moving patients

  • Frequent prolonged standing/walking

Working Conditions:

  • Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location ARKANSAS-HOT SPRINGS-CHI CLINIC MAIN CAMPUS

Daily Schedule PRN, VARIES

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0166717

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.