Certified Dosimetrist

US Oncology, Inc. Brockton , MA 02303

Posted 3 months ago

Position SummaryThe US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.

The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually.

SCOPE:

In collaboration with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, use critical thinking and problem solving skills to develop, generate, and evaluate treatment plans using computer software and manual calculations based on prescribed target region and avoidance dose criteria. The dosimetrist may use a wide variety of patient imaging modalities registered to the planning images; which assists in the identification of physician delineated target structures and critical structures to be avoided. Support and adhere to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

This position requires 10% travel and coverage to our Providence, RI facility, covering PTO and emergencies, as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate radiation therapy treatment plans using computer software and various imaging modalities; demonstrating strong attention to detail.

  • Identify and delineates anatomy and anatomical positioning on various imaging modalities.

  • Identify the need to create compensation filters, custom shields, and other beam modifying devices.

  • Perform patient specific quality assurance activities under the direction of the medical physicist.

  • Complete treatment plans accurately and in a timely manner based on complexity.

  • Adapt to the ever-changing technology and be open to learning new systems and techniques.

  • Perform or assist in the planning of the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices while assisting and/or consulting during treatment simulations as necessary in accordance with state laws.

  • Effectively communicate plan details with physicians and staff; able to offer alternative solutions.

  • Consults and communicates to the therapist staff regarding the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.

  • Documents treatment planning and quality assurance tasks accurately.

  • Transfers treatment plans, treatment parameters, field DRR's, and setup photos and notes to the record & verify system.

  • Accurately enter codes for technical treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.

  • May be asked to perform quality assurance procedures on treatment planning system.

  • Other duties as deemed appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will be certified by Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) certification, and at least 3 plus years of experience as a dosimetrist, proficient with Eclipse and ARIA, experience with Pinnacle TPS and MOSAIQ considered a plus.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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