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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Apr 11, 2018
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Health & Medical
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Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Dosimetrist works closely with medical physicists and radiation oncologists to develop the best treatment plan for cancer patients by determining the level of energy needed in linear accelerators to shrink and eliminate tumors.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

- Designs a treatment plan with optimal beam geometry, to deliver a prescribed radiation dose.
- Identifies and contours normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets.
- Creates and transfers reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery.
- Performs simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices.
- Plans and implements the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
- Plans and implements the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
- Communicates and advises the radiation oncology team regarding treatment plan implementation, including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.
- Performs calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, documents all pertinent information in the patient record, and verifies the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
- Provides assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
- Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
- Assists in the receiving, loading, and shipping of radioactive materials.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate (2-year) degree in a science-related field required. Dosimetrist certification required. One year of relevant work experience in a medical setting required. Knowledge in the areas of anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety. Expertise in the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to develop optimal treatment plans. Knowledge and ability to use linear accelerator machine equipment. Proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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