Medical Dosimetrist, Senior

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Medical Dosimetrist, Senior

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Radiation Oncology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-09-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia seeks a full-time Senior 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 and have at least 4 years of experience working as dosimetrist in a radiation therapy clinic. Clinical experience with Pinnacle, TomoTherapy, Mosaiq, and Velocity are preferred. Applicants should have experience with standard and advanced treatment planning techniques and be able to independently create treatment plans that conform to a physician's prescription. Applicants should 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, teaching medical and physics residents, and assisting the Chief Medical Dosimetrist in the operation and management of dosimetry. Applicants must be progressive in staying abreast of new treatment planning approaches/techniques and participate 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: https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on posting #0621115.

This position is restricted and contingent upon availability of funds.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Must understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to derive computerized treatment plans
2. Must be able to communicate the technical aspects to the Radiation Oncologist for plan approval, the Resident for educational purposes, and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation.
3. Must be able to perform routine duties independent of supervision and consult with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist as required.
4. Has working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
5. Has working knowledge of advanced radiation therapy planning and delivery techniques.
6. Has the ability to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols.
7. Must possess mathematical and anatomy skills and be able to visualize objects in three-dimensions to facilitate the treatment planning process.
8. Must be able to operate and perform quality assurance under the direction of the Medical Physicist on the treatment planning computer.
9. Must independently stay abreast of new treatment planning approaches and techniques
10. Must be active and lead in the improvement and growth of the dosimetry area

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