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Chief Medical Dosimetrist

Emory
Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Job Code
    9611_59494
Overview

The Emory Proton Therapy Center is recruiting a Chief Dosimetrist for our state-of-the-art proton center. The center has been in operation since December 2018 and has treated nearly 1000 proton patients since. The center has 4 gantry rooms and one fixed beam room in addition to a dual energy CT and 1.5 T MRI scanner. The delivery system is a Varian ProBeam system and the treatment planning system is RayStation. Spot scanning technology is used exclusively.

The Dosimetry group consists of nine highly qualified proton dosimetrists that plan a complex mix of cases using advanced planning techniques such as 4D robustness optimizations routinely. All dose calculations and optimizations are Monte Carlo based. Motion management include automatically gated beam delivery with a voluntary breath hold system.

The dosimetry group works jointly with the proton physics group and radiation therapy groups on a daily basis to deliver optimal treatment to each and every patient. The Proton Therapy Center is an integral part of the Emory Radiation Oncology Department. The Chief Dosimetrist interacts with the different groups within the department as representative of the Proton Dosimetry Team.

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Chief Medical Dosimetrist coordinates the delivery of dosimetric functions including treatment planning, computation, and design for delivering radiation doses to patients.
  • Supervises the daily operation of treatment planning performed by staff dosimetry personnel.
  • The Chief Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who has advanced knowledge of the overall characteristics and cli nical relevance of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment, is cognizant of procedures commonly used in proton therapy and has the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with medical physicist and radiation oncologists.
  • Manages, coordinates and supports the daily activities of the medical dosimetry staff.
  • Assists in unusual treatment planning cases.
  • As needed, supplements the dosimetry staff in the operation of the dosimetry section. Monitors adherence to quality assurance procedures pertaining to the Medical Dosimetry section.
  • Represents the Proton Dosimetry Group at department meetings.
  • Provides input to leadership regarding performance of the medical dosimetry staff and conducts yearly performance reviews.
  • Assists the Administrator with the Proton Dosimetry Group ; and verifies the accuracy of dosimetry/physics charge capture.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of: new clinical planning and treatment techniques, treatment planning systems, and departmental procedures and policies.
  • Collaborates with the radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists and the chief radiation therapist, in the development of new treatment techniques and Radiation Oncology/Physics departmental policies.
  • Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to residents, RT students and others, as assigned.
  • Teaches residents formally and informally as required throughout the workday.
  • Maintains continuing education in treatment planning techniques and advances in medical dosimetry.
  • Participates in department educational meetings.
  • Keeps medical dosimetry certification current and reviews pertinent professional journals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree and seven years of progressively responsible dosimetry experience or an equivalent combination of medical physics education and experience required.
  • Proficiency in treatment planning is required.
  • Prior management experience is preferred.
  • Board certification by Medical Dosimetry Certification Board is required.

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.





Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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