Medical Dosimetrist

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

Working Title: Medical Dosimetrist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Radiation Oncology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-09-2017

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. Candidates must be MDCB exam eligible and certified within 18 months of hire. Applicants should have training and/or experience with 3DCRT, IMRT, VMAT, and electron beam treatment planning. Employees are expected to independently create treatment plans which conform to a physician's prescription. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to creating, documenting, and QAing patient treatment plans, and participating in brachytherapy dosimetry. 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 #0621113.

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 and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation.
3. Must be able to perform routine treatment planning duties independent of supervision and consult with Senior Dosimetrists, the Chief Dosimetrist, Radiation Oncologists, Residents, and Medical Physicists 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 with minimal assistance of Senior personnel.
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 stay abreast of new treatment planning approaches and techniques.
10. Must participate in the improvement and growth of the dosimetry area.

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