The primary purpose of the Medical Dosimetrist position is to function as a member of the Radiation Oncology team with knowledge of the overall characteristic and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment equipment. The Medical Dosimetrist is cognizant of procedures commonly used in brachytherapy, specialized education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and does calculations in collaboration with the Medical Physicist and Radiation Oncologist. Shows a working knowledge of UH, TJC, & DOH regulations. Participates in QA and PI endeavors.
Must be a graduate of a formally organized hospital or college affiliated medical dosimetry program with clinical and classroom curriculum, and other training and/or experience as a medical dosimetrist so that the total duration of study, training and experience is at least 18 months or must possess a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences Degree with a major in the physical or biological sciences or is a registered radiation therapy technologist. Together with either of these credentials, the applicant also demonstrates completion of a two (2) or more years of on-the-job training and work experience in medical dosimetry under the supervision of a certified medical dosimetrist or Medical Physicist or must possess an Associate’s Degree in Science, a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in a field other than those of physical or biological sciences. Together with this degree, the applicant also must demonstrate completion of on-the-job training in medical dosimetry under the supervision of a certified medical dosimetrist or Medical Physicist and has a subsequent period of supervised work experience in medical dosimetry of a minimum of four (4) years. Has working knowledge of radiation safety and the current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Must possess mathematical skills including algebra, trigonometry and introductory calculus and be able to visualize objects in three-dimensional concepts to facilitate the treatment planning process. Must have a basic understanding of computers and operating systems, file structure and data maintenance.