Dosimetrist

Job ID
2020-95562
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Radiation Oncology-Cancer Ctr
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8-5
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
AZ-PHOENIX

Overview

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.

 

Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's is proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. Routinely associated as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, we are always striving for the best dosimetrists and willing to provide competitive salary and compensation. For more information about the hospital and the BNI, please visit www.dignityhealth.org/stjosephs/.


There are many wonderful things that the Phoenix lifestyle is known for, including 300+ sunny days a year and exhilarating outdoor activities such as golfing, tennis, hiking and biking. It also offers many museums, galleries, unique restaurants, and shopping venues. Yet, with all it has to offer, Phoenix still manages to maintain an exceptionally reasonable cost of living.

 

Responsibilities

SUMMARY - Patient treatment planning, calculations of dose for radiation therapy. Calculates distribution of doses for Radiation Therapy treatments including 3D, IMRT, SRS and SBRT. Assists in set up, simulation and planning treatment. Provides support and problem solving with complex treatment set-ups to the simulation therapist. Offers suggestions and assists the Radiation Oncologist for optimal treatment planning procedures and protocols.

 

 

Facility and Equipment:
We are a full-scale Varian site equipped with 3 Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, Gamma Knife, CyberKnife, ZAP-X, microSelectron HDR, and Flexitron HDR. Two Philips Big Bore CT scanners are located within the departments, and multiple MRI and PET/CT scanners across the facilities are used for treatment planning. We utilize Eclipse, Oncentra, Multiplan, and other planning systems for external beam, HDR, and stereotactic radiosurgery treatments. ARIA is
our primary R&V system. We are involved with many institutional and national research protocols.

The candidate will be joining a team of four dosimetrists and six physicists. The physics/dosimetry team serves St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center at Dignity Health, the internationally-renowned Barrow Neurological Institute (ranked Top 20 in the USA, located at the same campus), and a downtown cancer center campus located two miles away.

 

Qualifications

MINIMIUM

Bachelor's Degree

Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) required within 1 year of employment

 

PREFERRED

4 years experience as a Certified Dosimetrist

Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) and Certified Registered Technologist in Therapy (RTT) preferred

Experience with Eclipse, IMRT/VMAT, SBRT/SRS, and/or HDR planning is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited program in medical dosimetry is an asset.

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