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Dosimetrist

  • Job ID: 385427063
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
  • Department: York Mem Rad Onc
  • Location: 1701 Innovation Drive, York PA 17404
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $43.30 to $64.95 / hour

Description

An exciting opportunity awaits in York, Pennsylvania, for a Dosimetrist in the Radiation Oncology department of UPMC Pinnacle.

As part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Purpose:
Conduct all aspects of the IMRT physics planning program. This includes consulting and planning IMRT treatment plans using standard guidelines, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:
  • Use radiographic, CT and MRI images to delineate tumor volumes and the other critical anatomical structures.
  • Manage the development of treatment plans, acquisition and storage of data for treatment plans, calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for treatment delivery.
  • Perform monthly quality assurance procedures on computers used for daily patient dose calculations.
  • Maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program that ensures patients are provided tumor localization, radiation treatment, and dose distributions as prescribed. This includes assurance of the accuracy of treatment unit parameters.
  • Keep current on the new treatment planning techniques, devices, and methods.
  • Provide remote consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on the physical and radiobiological aspect of treatment. Translate the desired treatment plan into a set of instructions for radiation therapists to execute.
  • Participate, when needed, in clinical research for the development and implementation of new techniques.
  • Obtain and disseminate information pertaining to current practices within the field of Radiation Oncology Physics.

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in sciences or equivalent experience and training in radiation therapy. 
  • Formal training in Medical Terminology/Anatomy/Tumor Biology/Radiation Graduate from a recognized Medical Dosimetrist Training Program or equivalent clinical training. 
  • Experience with conformal radiotherapy, 3-D treatment planning systems required, radiosurgery on IMRT highly desirable. 
  • 2 years working as a Medical Dosimetrist preferred. 
  • Experience with MicroSoft Office products preferred. 
  • Certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board strongly preferred or equivalent experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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