Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 75991

Senior Dosimetrist - Sechler Family Cancer Center - Full Time

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Various Locations and Dates

Senior Dosimetrist
Full Time
Day Shift

Bonus Eligible
Relocation Assistance

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Physicist, performs a variety of duties at an advanced skills level in the areas of dosimetry, treatment, planning, protection and safety as they relate to radiation therapy. The site is part of a group of 4 satellites and a main center with 9 radiation oncologists, 7 physicists, and 7 dosimetrists.  Each location has its own dedicated team of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, and therapists. This location has one radiation oncologists, one physicist, and one dosimetrist.  The center is equipped with Varian TrueBeam, Pinnacle treatment planning system, Elekta MOSAIQ R&V, VisionRT, Velocity, RadCalc, and GE CT Sim.  Techniques used are 2D, 3D, IGRT, IMRT, RapidArc/VMAT, 4DCT, DIBH, APBI, & SBRT.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Consults with physician on patient treatment.
  2. Assists and advises during the patient simulation process.
  3. Assists and advises during the patient treatment.
  4. Views different imaging modalities (CT, MRI, PET) for positions and size of lesions; inputs information into the computer to simulate patient's condition
  5. Identifies position of critical organs surrounding lesion and determines areas and amount of radiation received by those areas through fields. Understands the concept of Dose Volume Histogram.
  6. Demonstrates proficiency in 2D, 3D, IMRT and Dynamic Arc treatment planning.
  7. Demonstrates proficiency in Image Guided Radiation Therapy.
  8. Demonstrates proficiency in working with Electronic Medical Record.
  9. Demonstrates proficiency in image fusion and deformable registration.
  10. Accounts for geometrical variations in the shape of the irradiated field; reports each shape of field, dosage necessary behind each shape, and distribution of dose for each setting.
  11. Measures outputs of radiation through use of radiation detection instruments and calculation; determines the distribution of field of exposure and ranges of accuracy.
  12. Calculates amount and activity of radioactive materials; receives, logs, registers, and assumes responsibility for radioactive materials from receipt through decay and disposal of material following established protocols.
  13. Performs monthly and annual quality assurance for all treatment planning systems.
  14. Knowledge/experience with Pinnacle Treatment Planning Systems by Phillips, Mosaiq/IMpac by Elekta, Truebeam linear accelerator  

Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in radiation therapy; training in computer dosimetry
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • MDCB (Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board) certification required
  • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • 3 - 5 years experience

About Lebanon County:

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in south central Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)


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