Dosimetrist

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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December 20, 2021
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
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Dosimetrist

Department Description: Seeking Full-time Medical Dosimetrist for Radiation Treatment Planning at BIDMC in Boston. IRMT QA responsibility is a must.Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 43177BR

Job Summary: The responsibilities of the dosimetrist includes (and is not limited to) treatment planning for 3D, IMRT/VMAT, and electron treatments, dose summations, image fusions, participation in improvement projects and department committees, training and teaching of students and residents, and possibility of supporting IMRT QA program. Dosimetrists work as a team to support clinical needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Provide radiation treatment planning services for external beam irradiation. Generate graphically planned cases (3D conformal, IMRT and electron). Monitors correct implementation of treatment plan.
  2. Assist therapists during the CT simulation and treatment set-up processes (when needed) regarding patient treatment plan implementation and efficient use of patient geometry.
  3. Work closely with radiation oncologists and medical physicists to ensure the design high quality treatment plans that can be safely implemented for treatment.
  4. Provide training/teach students, residents, and other staff members in treatment planning. Participate in improvement projects and departmental committees.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Medical dosimetry or associated science required required. Master's degree in Accredited Dosimetry Program preferred.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Experience in 3D and IMRT/VMAT treatment planning.
  4. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. CMD (MDCB) board certification in Medical Dosimetry
  2. Registered radiation therapists and/or ABR/ABMP certified candidates will also be considered.

Competencies:

  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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