Emory

  • Dosimetrist

    Division
    St. Joseph's Hospital
    Campus Location
    Atlanta, GA, 30342
    Campus Location
    US-GA-Atlanta
    Department
    SJH Radiation Therapy
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Number
    24163
    Job Category
    Clinical & Nursing Support
    Schedule
    8a-5p
    Standard Hours
    40 Hours
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the general supervision of the Chief Dosimetrist and Clinical Director of Medical Physics, and at the direction of the Radiation Oncologists, provides optimized computerized treatment planning documents to Radiation Oncologists for review and selection. Also provides support and assistance for other medical physics activities related to patient care and staff education. Uses optical disk, film digitizer or analog digitizer to input physical patient parameters into treatment planning system. Is proficient in the treatment planning aspect of the care of the patients including Simulation, Computerized planning and Treatment delivery. Maintains skills to assess and care for patients of all ages. Produces plans with all pertinent instructions to accomplish patient set-up documented on plan. Constructs molds, casts, compensating filters, beam-shaping shielding devices, etc. to accomplish patient treatment and reproducibility per computerized plan. Assists in the application of brachytherapy procedures including High-Dose Rate Applications, Interstitial and Intracavitary Procedures. Performs other related duties as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB). Bachelor's degree from a Medical Dosimetry program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology preferred.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

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