Medical Dosimetrist

Halifax Health Daytona Beach , FL 32114

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Halifax Health is seeking a Medical Dosimetrist for the Regional Oncology Center (ROC).

Summary

The Medical Dosimetrist is responsible for producing patient treatment plans from the Radiation Oncologist's prescription, makes calculations, contours, moulds, blocks, and shields necessary for treatment plans. Assists with the localization and estimation of tumor volumes. Assists Physicist with major machine checks and calibrations. Performs quality assurance testing on planning system. Treatment planning functions are performed on adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Job Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Radiation Therapy Technology or Radiation Dosimetry program.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Radiological Science preferred.

  • Board certification in Medical Dosimetry, or Board eligibility by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board are preferred.

  • Registration in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists preferred.

  • Licensed by the State of Florida to operate ionizing radiation machines and equipment preferred.

  • Certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board must be obtained within 2 years of becoming board eligible.

  • Three to Five years of experience in either Radiation Therapy Technology and/or Radiation Dosimetry is preferred.

  • Good communications and organizational skills a must.

  • Proficiency with computer systems required.

  • Must have working knowledge of physics, anatomy, oncology, pathology, and radiation safety.

  • The education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the Medical Physicist and Radiation Oncologist is required.

  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of complex radiation producing machines and understand their functions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design a treatment plan by means of computer and / or manual computation that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field placement technique.

  • Assists in tumor localization procedures prior to initial treatment and reconfirms proper treatment areas.

  • Measures and computes dosage for prescribed treatment. Verifies mathematical accuracy of all calculations.

  • Participates in the performance of machine checks and calibrations with the physicist.

  • Performs microdosimetry dose measurements when required.

  • Communicates activities to patients and workers.

  • Teaches students during their dosimetry rotation

  • Possesses knowledge and skills to care for patients in the following age groups: Pediatric. Adolescent. Adult. Geriatric.

About Us

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area's largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women's health, two community clinics, three children's medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area's only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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Medical Dosimetrist

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