Dosimetrist, SCCC
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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The University of Miami/UHealth UMHC/SCCC at the UHealth Campus has an exciting opportunity for a Dosimetrist.

SUMMARY

Works closely with medical physicists and radiation oncologists to develop the best radiation treatment plan for cancer patients by determining the level of energy needed in linear accelerators to shrink and eliminate tumors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Designs a treatment plan (3DCRT, IMRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT) 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•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.

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • At least Associate (2-year) degree in a science-related field or completion of dosimetry training program (bachelors or master of dosimetry or certificate in degree).
  • Certified (or eligible) for certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
  • Two (2) year of full-time relevant work experience or completion of clinical dosimetry training program in the field of Radiation Therapy required.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller 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.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Staff

Pay Grade:
c109


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