Under limited supervision, calculates dose distributions for 3-D external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy including ultrasound guided prostate implants. Participates in complex dose calculations as required for intensity modulated radiotherapy. Participates in Physics projects, quality control and performance improvement projects.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD)
SKILLS: Computer literacy, good organizational skills, good communication skills and a working knowledge of radiation safety. Ability to operate power tools.
EXPERIENCE: One year of experience working as a dosimetrist. Experience planning Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy treatments preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
Reports to: Chief Physicist and/or Director of Cancer Center
- Bloodborne pathogen B - Exposure to radiation, lead, cadmium, Hepatitis B, contagious diseases, infected wounds and needle puncture inherent in an acute care setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility required for moving rapidly, bending, stretching and lifting equipment of up to 35 lbs. Manual dexterity, good vision, hearing and speech.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.