Dosimetrist II - Proton Therapy Center @ Emory - Atlanta, GA

Dosimetrist II - Proton Therapy Center

4 days ago

JOB DESCRIPTION: Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription. Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET. Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified. Perform simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET. Plans and implements the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices. Produces moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices. Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters. Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method. Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s). Provide 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. Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays. Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents. Participates in clinical research. Participates in continuing education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: : Bachelor's degree from an accredited medical dosimetry program and three years of progressively responsible dosimetry experience or an equivalent combination of medical physics education and experience required. Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist issued by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) is required.