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Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Atlanta

Description

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We're empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we're eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We've got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We're defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

EMORY DOSIMETRIST:

- Dedicated to providing the best possible plans for our patients
- Collaborative team - opportunities to learn, grow and exchange planning expertise amongst peers
- Innovative care - learn cutting edge techniques and have access to the fields latest technology
- #1 ranked cancer hospital in Georgia and a top ranked U.S. cancer center (NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center)
- Opportunities for advancement, research and training of the next generation of medical dosimetrists


Description

Dosimetrist (9a - 5:30p)

- Under the general supervision of the Chief Dosimetrist and Clinical Director of Medical Physics, and at the direction of the Radiation Oncologists, provides optimized computerized treatment planning documents to Radiation Oncologists for review and selection.
- Also provides support and assistance for other medical physics activities related to patient care and staff education.
- Uses optical disk, film digitizer or analog digitizer to input physical patient parameters into treatment planning system.
- Is proficient in the treatment planning aspect of the care of the patients including Simulation, Computerized planning and Treatment delivery.
- Maintains skills to assess and care for patients of all ages.
- Produces plans with all pertinent instructions to accomplish patient set-up documented on plan.
- Constructs molds, casts, compensating filters, beam-shaping shielding devices, etc. to accomplish patient treatment and reproducibility per computerized plan.
- Assists in the application of brachytherapy procedures including High-Dose Rate Applications, Interstitial and Intracavitary Procedures. Performs other related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

- Must be board eligible for certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB).
- Bachelor's degree from a Medical Dosimetry program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology preferred.


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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

- (Medium): 20-50 lbs.; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs., 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks


ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

- Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

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