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Dosimetrist (Remote)

Company: Springfield Clinic
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Dosimetrists are responsible for generating radiation dose distributions and/or the calculation of radiation treatment plans in accordance with physician prescription.
Job Relationships

  • Reports to the Lead Medical Physicist

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Designs plans for radiation treatment by conferring with the attending radiation oncologist and submits the designed plan to a medical physicist for review.
    • Obtains final plan approval from the attending oncologist.
    • Calculates the values of necessary parameters (e.g.: monitor units, gantry angle, MLC parameters) to deliver the prescribed radiation dose distribution and perform special dosimetry measurements (e.g. in-vivo OSLD measurements) as requested.
    • Bills for treatment planning components (e.g. plan calculations, custom MLCs/blocks, treatment devices) for each patient according to Springfield Clinic policy and procedures.
    • Prepares all technical documentation required for treatment set up and record completion.
    • Participates in department and professional education and training, department meetings, chart rounds, and assist department leaders with training and implementation of new modalities and procedures.
    • Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
    • Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
    • Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.
    • Perform other job duties as assigned.


      • Bachelor's degree and Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) required.
      • Two years of experience in radiation therapy dosimetry is required.
      • Two or more years of experience in radiation therapy delivery is strongly preferred.


        • Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board required.
        • Must maintain active accreditation in Radiography with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Division of Nuclear Safety.

          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

          • Demonstrated ability and willingness to utilize treatment management and planning systems (i.e. Varian ARIA, Varian Eclipse, MIM).
          • Demonstrated operational understanding of the radiotherapy simulation (i.e. Siemens CT) and treatment (i.e. Varian TrueBeam/Edge) equipment and ancillary components.
          • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
          • Manual dexterity, social skills, professional integrity, and commitment to teamwork.

            Working Environment

            • Will be exposed to fumes, cleaning agents, and hazardous materials.
            • Will be exposed to conditions including exposure to blood and body fluids, tissue and/or contagious diseases.
            • Occasionally heavy lifting required.

              PHI/Privacy Level

              • HIPAA1

Keywords: Springfield Clinic, Springfield , Dosimetrist (Remote), Other , Springfield, Illinois

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