Job Description

Job Title: Medical Dosimetrist Trainee
Job ID: 11053691
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Various daylight hours 30 hours per week
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: 61029 ONCOL RO Physicists
Location: 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


To obtain all the competencies required to become a medical dosimetrist


  • Use of treatment planning system
  • Operation of high dose rate brachytherapy equipment
  • Operation of low dose rate brachytherapy equipment
  • Operation of external beam therapy equipment
  • Keeps current on the new treatment planning techniques, devices, and methods
  • Works on the computer to calculate the source dwelling times for high dose-rate afterloading applicator
  • Perform quality assurance of radiation therapy equipment
  • Under the guidance of instruction, performs billing process
  • Attend and successfully complete the Medical Dosimetrists training program
  • Performs intra cavitary and interstitial sealed source implant procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these procedures.
  • Under the guidance of instructor, performs data entering to record and verification system
  • Attend didactic lectures and achieve a passing grade
  • Performs Quality Assurance procedures on computers used for daily patient dose calculations.
  • Locates radioactive source positions in localization films and calculates the dose distributions in brachytherapy.


  • Minimum¬†Associate Degree
  • At least one year work experience as a Radiation Therapist

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Registered through ARRT in radiation therapy

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $29.22 to $49.32 / hour

    Union Position: No

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