Dosimetrist

Catholic Health Initiative Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Designs accurate treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation that delivers prescribed radiation doses as prescribed by the treating radiation oncologist.

  • Preforms, verifies and documents calculations for the delivery of the prescribed dose and subsequent documentation in patient files and verifies accuracy of calculations using guidelines established by the medical physicist.

  • Assists in the simulation process to ensure optimal patient position, immobilization and adequate scans for treatment planning.

  • Participates with aspects of high and low dose brachytherapy procedures that include (but not limited to) implanting of brachytherapy devices, planning, calculations, and quality assurance measures in compliance with hospital, state and federal regulations.

  • Assists in quality improvement and quality assurance programs/procedures done by the medical physicist to ensure the accuracy and safety of treatments.

  • Participates in continuing education of treatment planning techniques, current advances in medical dosimetry and the clinical development and implementation of new therapy techniques in the department.

  • Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • BS in closely related field

Licenses & Certifications:

  • ARRT (RT) and CMD
  • CPR Certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of calculating and planning prescribed doses of radiation for patients receiving external and brachytherapy radiation treatments.

  • Previous radiation therapy experience.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to operate radiation therapy treatment to assist as a second radiation therapists as needed.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to explain treatment process to patients and to clearly explain and present treatment plans to physicians, physicists and other relevant staff.

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Dosimetrist

Catholic Health Initiative