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Dosimetrist - Radiation Oncology - Hybrid

Company: University of Utah Health
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

**Overview**

_As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA_

This position ensures precise and accurate treatment plans, dosage calculations and dosimetry considerations for patients undergoing radiation therapy. This position provides direct patient care and may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

The primary treatment planning system used is Eclipse with supporting software including Mosaiq, MIM, Raystation, ClearCheck, Iplan, Clarity, ExacTrac, Identify and EZFluence. Planning is done for 7 Varian linear accelerators (Truebeam and Halcyon) and 1 Mevion proton machine.

Please apply soon, we would love to discuss our position with you!

**Sign on Bonus available!**

**Responsibilities**

+ Designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.

+ Identifies and contours normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.

+ Creates and transfers reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.

+ Supervises, performs or assists in Simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to, CT, MRI and PET.

+ Supervises, performs or assists in the planning and implementation of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields and other beam modifying devices.

+ Supervises, performs or assists in the planning and implementation of the production of molds, casts and other immobilization devices.

+ Communicates with the radiation therapists and assumes an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan, 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, document all pertinent information in the patient record and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.

+ Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists, and other staff.

+ Participates in continuing education.

+ Participates in quality improvement processes.

**Knowledge / Skills / Abilities**

+ Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

+ Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

+ Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policy and procedures manuals.

**Qualifications**

**Qualifications** **Licenses Required**

+ Current credential as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist by the American Association of Medical Dosimetry or obtain within 24 months of hire.

_* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._

**Qualifications (Preferred)**

**Preferred**

+ Three (3) years of dosimetry experience, or the equivalency.

**Working Conditions and Physical Demands**

_Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation._

+ This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

**Physical Requirements**

Color Determination, Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

**_To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu_**

**EEO Statement**

_University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students._

_Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities._

_University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both._

_To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:_

_Sherrie Hayashi_

_Director/ Title IX Coordinator_

_Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)_

_383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite_

_Salt Lake City, UT 84112_

_801-581-8365_

oeo@utah.edu

_Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/_

**_For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/_**

_The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules._

_This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen._

**Requisition Number** _67341_
**Reg/Temp** _Regular_
**Employment Type** _Full-Time_
**Shift** _Day_
**Work Schedule** _Arranged hours between 7 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday_
**Clinical/Non-Clinical Status** _Clinical_
**Location Name** _Huntsman Cancer Hospital_
**Workplace Set Up** _Hybrid_
**_City_** _SALT LAKE CITY_
**_State_** _UT_
**Department** _HCH ANC 60R RADIATION ONCOLOGY_
**Category** _Radiology/Imaging_
**Workplace Set Up** _Hybrid_

Keywords: University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City , Dosimetrist - Radiation Oncology - Hybrid, Healthcare , Salt Lake City, Utah

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