About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
Performs CT simulation and treatment planning, along with 3-D and IMRT treatment planning, under the direction of a staff physicist. Performs general patient dosimetry to include hand calculations for external beam therapy and irregularly shaped field calculations. Prepares Total Body Irradiation data for treatment. Performs QA on treatment planning system and participates in departmental QA program. Secondary report is to department Chair.
Key Responsibilities include:
Independently assesses the necessary dosimetry and physics requirements for fulfilling the physician's prescription
Recommends treatment strategies to the physician
Performs CT and conventional simulation procedures
Contours normal tissues according to physician instructions.
Digitizes and imports all beam shaping blocks at the completion of the simulation process
Performs 2, 3-D, and IMRT treatment planning
Performs treatment planning for HDR and interstitial brachytherapy
Performs point dose calculations for irregularly shaped fields
Obtains output factors for electron beam cutouts
Computes monitor units for all external beam treatments
Attends meetings as required
Performs TLD and other personal dosimetry measurements
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
Bachelor's degree or Graduate of 12-month Medical Dosimetry program
24 months experience following MDCB certification may substitute for minimum education requirements
No experience required if educational requirement is met and incumbent is board eligible
Mathematically adept/computer literate and understand all aspects of patient simulation/set-ups
Preferred education experience and skills:
Bachelor's Degree in science
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Antelope Valley
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Posting Date: Jan 30, 2020
Job Field: Nursing
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
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