Dosimetrist - Duke Raleigh Hospital - PRN
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology
in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of
Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35
years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides
186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including
the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine
Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke
Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive
care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient
imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day
surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education
programs. -U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as
high performing in orthopaedics and five adult
procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and
stroke.General Description of the Job ClassA member of the
radiation therapy treatment planning team who is thoroughly
familiar with the physical and geometric characteristics of the
radiation equipment and radioactive sources commonly employed, and
has the training and expertise necessary to measure and generate
radiation dose distributions and calculations for adult and
pediatric patients under the direction of the Radiation Therapy
Physicist and the Radiation Oncologist. -Duties and
Responsibilities of this Level
- Assist in localization procedures, using CT or conventional
- Obtain patient contours and assist in outlining of anatomical
structures and the target volume in three dimensions.
- Discuss with the physician the aim of the treatment, including
planned tumor dose and maximum acceptable doses to normal tissue.
Generate isodose distributions via computer and performs
calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose.
Presents these to the physician and discusses alternatives. Label
plans with anatomical directions. Participate in continuing
education in the area of current treatment planning techniques and
advances in medical dosimetry.
- Calculate required treatment time or monitor setting for
delivery of prescribed dose.
- Prepare treatment aids and beam modifying devices, including
head holders, molds, shields, cradles, compensators, and others as
- Assist in verification of treatment plans through treatment
simulation using CT or conventional radiographic techniques. Assist
the therapist staff in the implementation of treatment plans.
- Enter treatment parameters in record/verify system.
- Assist in routine quality control program to include weekly
chart checks, chart rounds, etc.
- Participate in clinical research for the development and
implementation of new treatment techniques.
- Provide treatment-planning instruction to staff, residents, and
students as required.
- Assist in record keeping and documentation of treatment
parameters for all patients undergoing radiation therapy. Maintain
inventory of radioactive substances.
- Correctly load and unload radioactive substances into
designated devices as prescribed by a physician.
- Assist in localization procedures of intracavitary or
interstitial sources or seeds. Document and perform patient billing
information accurately and in a timely manner.
- Incorporate compliance with department, hospital, and state
policies and procedures into patient care and treatment planning.
-Required Qualifications at this Level -EducationA graduate of an
accredited Medical Dosimetry program. Board eligible with
certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB)
within two years of graduation from the program. Bachelor's degree
preferred.ORA Certified Medical Dosimetrist with two years of
dosimetry experience. Bachelors degree preferred.Senior
DosimetristMust also have a minimum of 10 years of experience
-ExperiencePlease see Education Qualifications above -Degrees,
Licensure, and/or CertificationCertified as Medical Dosimetrist
(C.M.D.) -Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesN/A -Distinguishing
Characteristics of this LevelN/A - Duke is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment
opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color,
disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic
information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. - Duke aspires to create a
community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and
belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of
ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our
perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve
this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community
feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals
are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our
community have a responsibility to uphold these values. - Essential
Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke
University Health System may include essentialjob functions that
require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional
information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation
will be provided by each hiring department. -
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