HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Medical Dosimetrist PRN in El Paso, Texas
POSITION SUMMARY: The position is for an experienced Medical Dosimetrist qualified to work in the field of radiotherapy dosimetry. He/she could be able to work with minimal supervision by the Medical Physicist in the planning of radiation therapy treatment by means of manual and/or computerized computations that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose to a defined tumor volume.
POPULATION SERVED: Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) served: Malignancies involving a body system requiring medical/surgical, chemo/radiation therapies including but not limited to Neuro, GYI/GU, GI, pulmonary, skeletal and hematopoletic systems.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Prepare and check external beam treatment plans and beam-on time calculations by computer and manual computations. 2. Prepare and check brachytherapy sealed source treatment plans. 3. Acquire patient measurements necessary to generate treatment plans. 4. Plan, supervise or fabricate patient treatment aids. 5. Conduct weekly patient treatment/record reviews. 6. Perform patient dosimetry verification through external dosimeters. 7. Promote positive customer service with internal and external customers. 8. Conduct dosimetry consultations. 9. Prepare radioactive sources for brachytherapy procedures. 10. Perform “on call” duties as necessary. 11. Assist in the development of new dosimetry procedures. 12. Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: (list required and preferred separately) Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physical science or related field, or two years experience as Junior Medical Dosimetrist, or Registered Radiation Therapy Technologist with at least four years of experience and some dosimetry experience, or equivalent dosimetry experience.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: (list required and preferred separately) Certification by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrist (or equivalent) within one year of hire. BCLS certified. Licensed by the State of Texas in Radiation Therapy
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: (list required and preferred separately) Radiation Therapy experience required.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand the technical aspects of radiation therapy treatments & be able to work numerical problems. Effective oral and written communication with team members. * *Ability to work with a computer to solve treatment planning problems. Ability to identify and solve dosimetry problems in a clinical setting.
Title: Medical Dosimetrist PRN
Location: Texas-El Paso-Del Sol Medical Center - El Paso
Requisition ID: 01512-15534