Dosimetrist Certified

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Member of the radiation therapy planning team who generates radiation dose distributions and calculations under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist.
1. Following the dose prescription specified by the Radiation Oncologist, plans a treatment technique by means of a computer and/or manual computations that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose to a defined tumor volume.
2. Coordinates and/or assists in treatment simulations and tumor localizations, including computed tomography and MRI, when indicated, for radiation treatment planning.
3. Assists in the planning of the fabrication of compensating filters, custom shields, planning or production of molds, casts, and immobilization devices.
4. Responsible for successful technical continuity of care, including assisting the technical staff in the implementation of the treatment plan.
5. Performs dosage calculation in the patient's radiation therapy chart and verifies mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by a medical physicist.
6. Provides technical assistance to the medical physicist, when requested, in radiation protection, qualitative and quantitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation equipment.
7. Assists in the application of specific methods of dosimetry (ion chamber, TLD, or film) to special clinical problems.
8. Assists in intracavitary and interstitial sealed source procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these procedures.
9. Practices safe protection for self and patients adhering to the guidelines of radiation protection and infection control.
10. Detects equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate action.
11. Provides education regarding radiation therapy procedures to patients and family.
12. Assumes responsibility for assigned area, making sure all equipment and supplies necessary for that area are readily available for use.
13. Assists in gathering, recording data, and serving as committee members for Radiation Oncology Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement Programs.
14. Teaches, trains and provides educational resources for student Radiation Therapists and assists in the evaluation process of the students.
15. Maintains responsibility for own professional development and keeps current on new planning techniques, devices, and methods through active participation in in-services, continuing education program, and/or self directed learning.
16. Demonstrates/models the hospitals core values and customer service behaviors in interactions with all customers (internal or external).
17. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric).
18. Knowledgeable regarding patient condition, history and appropriate background and information pertinent to the patients' treatment.
19. Maintains confidentiality of all material within the hospital as well as proper release of information.
20. Complies with hospital and departmental policies regarding safety, attendance and dress code.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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