Charlottesville, VA
May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Dosimetrist

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Radiation Oncology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-08-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia seeks a full-time Medical Dosimetrist to work in a team-oriented environment with three other dosimetrists, five radiation oncologists, and seven medical physicists. Applicants are required to be a Certified Medical Dosimetrist. Clinical experience with Pinnacle, TomoTherapy, Mosaiq, and Velocity are preferred. Applicants should possess anatomy and mathematical skills sufficient to independently create treatment plans which conform to a physician's prescription and understand and apply the technical aspects of radiation oncology, radiation dosimetry, and radiation safety in all aspects of their job. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to creating, documenting, and QAing patient treatment plans, participating in brachytherapy dosimetry, and teaching medical and physics residents. Applicants must be progressive in staying abreast of new treatment planning approaches/techniques and willing to assist in change and growth of the dosimetry area. The University of Virginia offers a competitive benefits and salary package.

Our main campus, the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, has a Varian TrueBeam linac, a TomoTherapy-HD, a Philips Big Bore CT and an image guided brachytherapy suite with a CT on rails. Our satellite facility, Moser Radiation Therapy Center, has a Varian Trilogy and our Culpeper site has a TomoTherapy-HD. External beam treatment planning is carried out on Philips Pinnacle3, and TomoTherapy. The department has the Varian BrachyVision treatment planning system for our active HDR & LDR brachytherapy programs.

Interested applicants can apply for this position using the University of Virginia on-line application system, Jobs@UVA: and search on posting #0620922 .

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Must be able to understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to derive computerized treatment plans, and communicate these aspects to the Radiation Oncologist for plan approval and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation
2. Perform routine duties independent of supervision, but consults with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist, as required
3. Has working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
4. Has the ability to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols
5. Must possess mathematical and anatomy skills and be able to visualize objects in three-dimensional concepts to facilitate the treatment planning process
6. Operate and perform quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer

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