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Medical Dosimetrist (Shadyside)

Description

Purpose:
Perform all aspects of the Medical Dosimetrist including the training of new staff members in coordination with the supervising physicist. Oversee the calculations for the more complex clinical procedures and assists as requested with research and development projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Traditional Treatment Planning: Input patient data and use beam data to generate 2D treatment plans.
  • Chart Preparation and Record & Verification: Prepare and check treatment plans based on dose prescription by radiation oncologist. Consult with radiation oncologists on treatment.
  • Perform point dose calculations when needed. Perform calculations for non-standard treatment situations (irregular fields, extended distances, gaps, tissue compensators, TDF, etc.).
  • Participate in the training of new staff members in coordination with the responsible Medical Physicist/s.
  • Perform all aspects of the Medical Dosimetry, including the training of new staff members in coordination with the supervising physicist. Involve in all aspects of patient care including extracting patient data for dosimetric determination of dose delivery. Assist with research and development projects as requested.
  • Preparation of IMRT Planning and IMRT planning: Assist in patient setup, data acquisition, data transfer to the treatment planning system. Perform image fusion, anatomical contouring, and isocenter placement. (1) Ensure proper dose constraints and transfer to D3 Radiation Planning. Review IMRT plans from D3 with radiation oncologist. (2) If required, perform beam placement, isodose calculations and generate IMRT treatment plans. After approval transfer machine delivery parameters to the Record and Verification System such as ARIA and Mosaiq and Linear Accelerator.
  • Facility Limited:HDR Brachytherapy: Assist in the performance of HDR procedure including patient setup, simulation, dose calculations, and dose delivery.Brachytherapy: Assists in the performance of brachytherapy procedure including patient setup, simulation, dose calculations and dose delivery.Special Procedures: Participate in special dosimetric procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery, total body irradiation.
  • Simulation: Determine the appropriate immobilization and other treatment devices for patient setup. During simulation, assist in patient setup, immobilization, alignment, marking, and necessary data acquisition on simulator or CT-Sim scanner.
  • Billing: Participates in charging process in the record & verify system (ARIA and Mosaiq).
  • Participate in the use of in-vivo dosimetry systems such as thermo luminescent dosimeters (TLD), diodes, and MOSFET.
  • Participate in the implementation of new clinical and research procedures and technologies.
  • Completion and review of patient charts (electronic and paper).
  • Participate in quality assurance in particular, backing up patient data and QA on equipment.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of caring, concern, and support for patients ranging from pediatrics through geriatrics, visitors, medical staff, and co-workers on a consistent basis.
  • Three-Dimensional Treatment Planning: Assist in patient setup, data acquisition, data transfer to the treatment planning system. Perform image fusion, anatomical contouring, beam placement, isodose calculations and generate treatment plans.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as directed by supervising Medical Physicists.
  • Weekly Chart Review.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • A graduate of an accredited Medical Dosimetry program and certification by American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (A.A.M.D.) or eligibility to sit for AAMD certification exam is required. Additional training through on-the-job experience or through a recognized program in medical dosimetry required.
  • Board eligible with certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) with two attempts within two consecutive years of employment.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Completion of a formal dosimetry program.Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) or Board Eligibility required.Must maintain adequate CE credits to retain certification.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    Board eligible with certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) with two attempts within two consecutive years of employment

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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