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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Dosimetrist in Atlanta, Georgia

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Design a treatment plan 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.

  • Identify and contour 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. Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.

  • Perform simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET.

  • Plans and implements the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.

  • Produces moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.

  • Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume 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.

  • Perform 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.

  • Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).

  • Provide assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.

  • Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays. Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.

  • Participates in clinical research. Participates in continuing education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited medical dosimetry program with board certification required within the first three years of hire.

  • If board certification is not obtained within three years, employee will be separated.

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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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Radiation Oncology - Bld C

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 68293

Job Category Imaging & Radiology

Schedule 9a-5:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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