Dosimetrist

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Serving the greater Stanislaus County with 423 plus acute care beds, Memorial Medical Center provides a full continuum of care including 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, nuclear medicine, dialysis therapy, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, physical therapy, and home health. Specialized care includes Memorial Regional Cancer Center and Memorial Heart Institute. The Medical Dosimetrist provides care to patients, ages adolescent through geriatric, receiving radiation therapy treatments. The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Radiation Therapy Planning Team, familiar with the physical and geometric characteristics of radiation equipment and radioactive sources commonly used, with the training and expertise necessary to measure and generate radiation dose distributions and calculations under the directions of Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist. Functionally, this position reports to and is accountable to the Medical Physicist. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Route 1 applicants must meet the following requirement: * Hold a Bachelor's Degree in addition to graduation from a Medical Dosimetry JRCERT accredited program of at least 12 months. Please be mindful that the criteria for exam candidates to meet the Route 1 eligibility criteria is graduation from a JRCERT accredited program. Programs with pending JRCERT applications may not be approved by applicants' graduation dates. Route 2 applicants must meet the following requirements: * Have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science Degree. Graduation from schools outside the U.S. or Canada will require foreign equivalency evaluation from EITHER The Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS), OR the International Education Research Foundation (IERF). Foreign equivalency documentation from any other organization will not be considered. AND * Completed at least 36 months (or 35 hours per week full time employment equivalent of 5,460 hours) clinical medical dosimetry experience* before the application deadline, under the direction of a certified medical dosimetrist or a medical physicist. AND * Completed 24 CE credits approved by the MDCB during your 36 months (or 35 hours per week full time equivalent) clinical experience. The proof of completion must display the MDCB course reference number. Effective for 2017, all United States candidates will be required to have a Bachelor's Degree and have graduated from a formal dosimetry program accredited by JRCERT . * BLS Certification or complete within 90 days of employment. * In depth knowledge of radiation therapy treatment including physical, psychosocial, and psychological needs of patients and families. * Demonstrated ability to understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics to derive computerized treatment plans, and communicate these aspects to the Radiation Oncologists for plan approval, and to the Radiation Therapist for plan implementation. * In depth working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the State of California Radiologic Health Branch and/or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as they pertain to medical use of radiation. * Demonstrates basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for patient population. * Must demonstrate leadership skills. * Ability to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols to the degree required to perform the job. * Ability to utilize and understand computers to the degree required to perform the job. * Ability to write, read, hear, and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job. * Completion of unit specific orientation and competencies. * Physical/Mental/Environmental Requirements: See attached Statement of Requirements. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Recent experience as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist. * Recent experience with Record and Verify system for radiation treatment charting and delivery. * Recent experience with Stereotactic Radiotherapy/Radiosurgery.

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