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

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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

 

We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.

 

U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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For the health of our community ... we are proud to be a tobacco-free campus.

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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