To provide high quality, professional and compassionate radiation therapy dosimetry work, under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist and in coordination with the Medical Physicist.The dosimetrist is thoroughly familiar with the physical and geometric characteristics of radiation equipment and has the training and expertise necessary to generate image-based computerized treatment plans based on protocols and methods established by the radiation oncologists and medical physicists. Administers quality control programs in conjunction with the physicist and radiation therapists in the department of Radiation Oncology.
Current Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) credential per certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) required
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification in Radiation Therapy - Registered Radiation Technologist (RRT) preferred
Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) through the State of California Dept of Public Health preferred
Bachelor's degree preferred unless required when candidate became a Certified Medical Dosimetrist
Depending on the route taken by the candidate for CMD eligibility, candidates must either:
1.Hold a Bachelor's Degree and must have graduated from a required training process/programs for Medical Dosimetrist as defined by Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) (a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program of at least 12 months).
2.Have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Radiation Therapy, Radiation Science, or Radiography, and graduation from schools outside the U.S. or Canada will require foreign equivalency evaluation from EITHER The Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS), OR the International Education Research Foundation (IERF). Foreign equivalency documentation from any other organization will not be considered.
Three or more years dosimetry experience in a progressive radiation oncology department required.
Comparable to college-level introduction courses in: anatomy, physiology, universal precautions, sterile procedure, occupational/radiation safety, mathematics, physics and medical terminology.
Knowledge of dosimetry practice, technical procedures in the department and the ability to carry out procedures in an accurate, safe and efficient manner. Familiarization with current theory and practices in radiation therapy and dosimetry.
Ability to accurately follow instructions; work professionally with or without supervision. Communicate clearly and effectively with patients, physicians and staff. Ability to evaluate treatments plans for clinical value and acceptability in clinical situations, to coordinate essential activities in workflow for radiation therapy treatments, and to follow instruction and documented procedures in performing tasks on the computer workstations in an accurate, safe and efficient manner. Ability to operate treatment equipment. Strong organizational skills.