Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Radiation Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist. The person in this role plans and reviews radiation treatment regimens for a wide spectrum of tumor sites and treatment modalities. Provides technical review of simulation and does independent dose calculation. Reviews radiation therapy treatments to achieve optimal patient preparation for radiotherapy. In collaboration with Medical physicists and Radiation Oncologists may consult to change/alter planned treatment approach to optimize dose delivery and distribution.
Under general direction, perform treatment planning for radiation therapy.
May perform some of the following duties:
- Develop individual plans for courses of radiation therapy; perform tumor localizations, dose calculations, and treatment simulations.
- Review treatment plans, consult with physicians and prepare treatment summary documents.
- Assist physicians and physicists in intracavitary and interstitial placement of radioactive sources; perform dose calculations and localizations of this therapy.
- Participate in the training and orientation of radiation oncology physicians and radiation therapy technologists, and other assigned staff.
- Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment planning.
- Prepare a variety of reports, such as medical and activity reports, charge documents, etc.
- Create radiation treatment plans using Ray Station or similar planning system in compliance with current radiation safety standards.
- Create plans for numerous treatment modalities to include intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, fractionated stereotactic deliveries and other specialty treatments.
- Knowledge of hospital specific information systems and the ability to derive necessary data from these.
- Knowledge of Mosaiq enabled systems.
- Explain process to patients.
- Monitors patient during simulation or other procedures and take corrective actions or get appropriate help if necessary.
- Familiar with infection control methods such as appropriate hand hygiene and equipment cleaning and sterilization methods.
Teamwork and Communication
- Ability to work cooperatively with team members to ensure patient safety.
- Treats patients, families and co-workers professionally and with compassion.
- Communicates effectively with clinical team members including physicians, RNs, medical physicists and others.
- Understands basics of patient confidentiality and privacy.
- Documentation meets current standards and policies. Assists in maintaining basic records, reports and files.
As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
A Bachelor's Degree in the physical or biological sciences
registered in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists or equivalent organization AND two years of experience in Radiation Therapy Technology AND completion of a one-year program in Medical Dosimetry recognized by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
one year of on-the-job training in dosimetry under the supervision of a dosimetrist, medical physicist or radiation oncologist
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