The University of Kansas Hospital - Dosimetry Careers

Chief Dosimetrist Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: CC RADIATION THERAPY

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 8-16:30

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our health system; they are our most important strength. The health system offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for Chief Medical Dosimetrist

Responsibilities:

Provides oversight of dosimetry and treatment planning operations within the Radiation Oncology department.

Serves as liaison between dosimetry, physics, physicians, simulation therapists, staff therapists and other sections within the department.

Directly supervises the dosimetrists, to include scheduling, time off, evaluations, as well as major input into hiring and termination of dosimetry staff.

Assigns workload appropriately and fairly to direct reports and ensures optimal productivity and quality is achieved from their work.

Maintains the accuracy of all treatment parameters and prescription data in Record /Verify (R/V) system and consistently and accurately charges for procedures done, and ensures the same in direct reports. Also serves as R/V super user for dosimetry, maintains and enforces data integrity, and ensures maximum utilization of application from direct reports.

Communicates policies and procedures with direct reports. Writes and/or provides input for policy formation related to dosimetry and physics.

Provides input on capital, staffing or operational budgetary needs and requests and participates in the planning of such.

Meets with direct reports regularly to discuss and problem solve issues related to dosimetry. Serves as point of contact for interdepartmental and extra-departmental issues. Serves and participates on committees as requested.

Assists in construction of bite blocks, alphacradles, or other immobilizers, compensating filters, individual shields, and blocks, as required.

Collects relevant patient data for treatment planning computer entry.

Provides set-up consultation in CT-Simulation and treatment machine.

Performs manual and computer dose calculations in an efficient manner.

Efficient in 2D, 3D and IMRT treatment planning and in generating IMRT QA plans.

Accurately enters treatment information into electronic medical record and paper record.

Participates in weekly chart rounds and chart quality assurance.

Assists physics staff with invivo dosimetry measurements.

Communicates / updates physician and physicist throughout planning process.

Assists medical physicist in implant procedures with preparation of plans, dose calculations and sources to include intracavitary, interstitial, and HDR, as required.

Establishes dosimetry quality assurance and / or quality management programs, as needed.

Promotes team approach when interacting with other staff members.

Assists physicists with routine clinical tasks, as required.

Participates in the teaching programs for physics and radiation therapy. Serves as the primary contact for the dosimetry training program.

Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Science/Physics required

Certification in Medical Dosimetry required

Associates Degree in Radiation Therapy Technology preferred

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