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Dosimetrist I/II

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewSeattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:* We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.* We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.* We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.* We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.* We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.* We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.ResponsibilitiesThe Dosimetrist performs necessary functions on treatment planning software(s) to result in acceptable plan for delivery of prescribed radiation dose to a patient. Primary responsibilities include:* Perform external beam radiation therapy planning procedures and dose calculations. Planning utilizes CMS XiO and Monaco; a 3-D planning system proprietary to Elekta* Perform high dose radiation therapy (HDR) planning procedures and dose calculations. Planning utilizes BrachyVision; a planning system proprietary to Varian* Use Mosaiq as EMR and other associated software to accomplish this end* Work with physicians, residents, physics, therapists and other Radiation Oncology staff to ensure the patients plan and treatment are simulated, planned and treated in a dosimetrically appropriate and efficient manner* Follow Physician directives to create radiation plans using the treatment planning software(s) and present resultant dosimetry plan* Assist in Simulation process with Therapists/Physicians/Physicists as requested* Perform charge capture for procedures performed. Execute reconciliation of charges with documentation in EMR.QualificationsRequired* Bachelors degree preferred, specifically in Radiation Therapy, Math, or Physics* Must be board eligible in Dosimetry as recognized by MDCB* Must be a graduate of a Medical Dosimetry school or a certified radiation therapist with 2 or more years on the job training as a Medical Dosimetrist* Excellent communication skills are essential* May be required to lift, carry or push up to 40 lbs.Preferred* Board certified preferred, and if not, must be board eligible. If not certified, certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the MDCB is required within one year of becoming a Medical Dosimetrist at our facility.* Prior experience with the following equipment is a plus:* Elekta CMS XiO and Monaco Treatment Planning Systems* Mosaiq EMR software* Varian BrachyVision Treatment Planning System* MU Check Secondary Calculation Software* Elekta Simulator* Elekta Accelerators: Synergy & Infinity with Agility headsOur Commitment to DiversityWe are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at (see below) or by calling .

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle , Dosimetrist I/II, Other , Seattle, Washington

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