Medical Dosimetrist-Radiation Oncology Full Time Days/Hybrid $2000 Sign-on BonusLocation Warrenville, Illinois Business Unit Central DuPage Hospital Job REQID 75383 Job Function Imaging and Radiology Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now
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- $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
- $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
- $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
- $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
- Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
- Paid time off and Holiday pay
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This role will oversee our Cancer Center and Photon Center locations in Warrenville, Illinois.
Option to work a Hybrid Remote schedule- hybrid is for after being on-boarded for about 1 year where you are full on-site
The Medical Dosimetrist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
Under direct supervision of the Manager of Medical Dosimetry, and on broader terms, under Director of Medical Physics, the Medical Dosimetrist provides accurate and meaningful treatment plans for the radiation oncology patients. The candidate should have creative ideas for treatment planning options, innovative techniques and methodology for optimization of the treatment plans that are optimum for the radiation treatment.
The Medical Dosimetrist should be able to coordinate with Radiation Oncologist, Physicist, Nursing, and Therapists regarding proper patient care. This position provides integrated clinical care and supports treatment planning, dosimetry in every aspect of the radiation treatment modalities such as 3DCRT, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, SBRT and/or protons, as well as any future new technologies that may be acquired at the regional sites.
- The Medical Dosimetrist is responsible for developing computer generated treatment plans in order to deliver radiation to a defined tumor volume as prescribed by the radiation oncologist
- Coordinating with radiation oncologist, nursing and therapists for treatment simulation
- Understanding and implication of imaging artifacts either due to motion or prosthesis, understanding of imaging parameters, and image fusion for contouring in local software
- Should have a comprehensive understanding of anatomy for contouring normal structures in coordination with Radiation Oncologists
- Expertise in site specific treatment planning and should know every modules of the software, dose calculation algorithms, interplay between treatment parameters and dose accuracy
- Monitor Unit (MU) calculation in photon and electron beam
- Communicates with treatment team regarding treatment plan implementation, including: patient setup, immobilization devices, bolus, compensators, wedges, and field arrangements
- Provides support to therapists for DRR, kV and portal images, and other imaging parameters
- Clear understanding of advanced treatment planning techniques including beam modulation (FIF, IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, KBP (knowledge based planning), protons (where applicable), etc), as well as other treatment options as technology progresses
- Preparation of treatment plan documentation and transfer of treatment fields to record and verify system
- Knowledge of making photon and electron blocks, bolus and treatment aids
- Accurate billing of patient codes per planning/procedures
- On a regular basis, the Medical Dosimetrist will participate in Dosimetry Rounds/Chart Rounds, and staff/department meetings as scheduled
- Other tasks include communicating with outside institutions to bring in or export previous radiation dose files and doing dose summations and composite documentation for all patients with previous treatment
- Actively participates in the orientation and education of new students and staff members
- Assists in ensuring that all patients are treated in a safe and timely manner
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff throughout the department, promoting a positive work environment
- Maintains competencies and complies with continuing education requirements of credentialing agencies
- Bachelor of Science degree and successful completion of a JRCERT accredited Medical Dosimetry program of 12 months or more.
- Master’s degree
- Three years’ experience in a clinical Radiation Oncology department
- Excellent computer skills, preferably including use of XiO, Raystation, Eclipse, Precision/Tomotherapy, Pinnacle, Monaco, GE Advantage Sim, RadCalc, Mosaiq, MIM, and/or Velocity
- Proficient in Microsoft Office/Adobe products
- Teaching skills a plus
Internal and rehire candidates are not eligible for sign-on bonus.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
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