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Medical Dosimetrist

  • Job ID: 210001GU
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC CancerCenter
  • Department:
  • Location: 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside seeks a Medical Dosimetrist to  be involved in all aspects of patient care performing all medical dosimetry tasks; responsible for designing a treatment plan, using a computer or manual computation, that will deliver the prescribed radiation dose to the patient after Radiation Oncologist consults with patient, determines treatment plan; responsible for specialized radiation dose distribution calculations according to the physician’s prescription given to a cancer patient while taking into consideration the dose-limiting structures, such as the eye when treating the brain, the heart when treating the lung, or the spinal cord when it is included in the treatment field; responsible for generating an optimal treatment plan that will create a balance between delivering the prescription the physician has written while ensuring the patient will not lose important healthy organ function; participate in treatment simulation including providing assistance with patient immobilization and positioning.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

 

  • Involved in all aspects of patient care performing all medical dosimetry tasks;
  • Responsible for designing a treatment plan, using a computer or manual computation, that will deliver the prescribed radiation dose to the patient after Radiation Oncologist consults with patient, determines treatment plan;
  • Responsible for specialized radiation dose distribution calculations according to the physician’s prescription given to a cancer patient while taking into consideration the dose-limiting structures, such as the eye when treating the brain, the heart when treating the lung, or the spinal cord when it is included in the treatment field;
  • Responsible for generating an optimal treatment plan that will create a balance between delivering the prescription the physician has written while ensuring the patient will not lose important healthy organ function; 
  • Participate in treatment simulation including providing assistance with patient immobilization and positioning.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications and Licensure/Certification:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Dosimetry, Radiologic Sciences, or a related field
  • Must be certified by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) or be eligible to sit for AAMD certification exam
  • Telecommuting permissible.

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