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AdventHealth Dosimetrist in Shawnee, Kansas

Description

Dosimetrist AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address:

Santa Fe Building (Cancer Center)

9301 W 74th St, Merriam, KS 66204, Suite 100

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits available Day One

  • Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019

  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962

  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite childcare center and fitness facility

  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time Days

Monday – Friday

40 hours a week

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Primary Responsibilities

  • Acquire patient data via computer generated data sets from medical imaging devices such as CT, PET, and MRI with ability to accurately fuse these diagnostic studies with the treatment planning CT data set

  • Ability to interpret criteria and develop patient treatment plans as defined by relevant RTOG, NCCN, CALGB and/or MD Anderson treatment protocols

  • Knowledge of 3D CT anatomy with ability to contour clearly discernable critical normal structures with extreme accuracy

  • Efficiently design a patient radiation treatment plan by means of a 3D treatment planning computer utilizing optimal beam geometry that delivers radiation to the tumor site while sparing critical normal structures

  • Perform second check calculations that verify the mathematical accuracy of the computer-generated patient treatment plan

  • Generate and perform IMRT, SBRT, SRS and RA quality assurance plans to verify accurate delivery of the prescribed dose

  • Generate and transfer all technical documentation and plan parameters into the treatment preparation site and treatment delivery unit to assure accurate radiation treatment delivery is performed

  • Accurately documents patient information into the electronic medical record

  • Knowledge of radioactive isotopes, radioisotope decay, and HDR radioactive brachytherapy implants

  • Working knowledge and ability to interpret details of GYN Embrace HDR protocol and NSABP/RTOG Breast SAVI HDR PBI protocol

  • Ability to design a real time HDR brachytherapy treatment plan utilizing T&O device, endometrial applicator, Tandem and Ring apparatus or SYED applicator

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • 1+ Year of Experience

  • Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD)

Job Summary:

The Dosimetrist serves as a member of the radiation oncology team with knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of the radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment. Has the education and expertise to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the radiation oncologist.

The medical dosimetrist is responsible for designing a radiation dose distribution and dose calculation to determine a treatment field technique that will deliver the physician prescribed radiation dose to a defined tumor volume. The dosimetrist must consider dose limiting structures near the tumor so as not to harm the surrounding normal/healthy tissue and organs adjacent to or in the path of the tumor. Designing the treatment plan for the cancer patient is a key responsibility of the dosimetrist. In order to complete these treatment plans, the dosimetrist must have thorough knowledge in the areas of cancer treatment, 2D/3D external beam radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, cone beam planning and interstitial/intracavitary brachytherapy.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Cancer Institute

Organization: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Req ID: 22000568

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.