University of Utah Health Dosimetrist in salt lake city, Utah

Overview

The University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Hospital seeks a dynamic individual to join a strong team of medical dosimetrists in the department of radiation oncology. The successful applicant will join an existing team of 6 certified medical dosimetrists, 10 ABR certified medical physicists, 1 physicist assistant and 2 medical physics residents.

Employer Info

Located in beautiful Salt Lake City, and set against the backdrop of the snow covered Wasatch mountains within minutes of 7 world class ski resorts, the department has a tradition of academic and clinical excellence. The department of radiation oncology occupies a spacious 30,000 square feet on the ground floor of the beautiful Huntsman Cancer Hospital, on the University of Utah Salt Lake campus.

The successful candidate will possess strong clinical skills and a passion for producing state of the art treatment plans for a team of 10 faculty radiation oncologists. Clinical teaching of the department’s 8 radiation oncologist residents and 2 medical physics residents, as well as radiation therapist students and some masters of dosimetry students will also be included in the responsibilities

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Responsibilities

Facilities

  • 6 Varian linear accelerators, including 3 True Beams with robotic 6 DOF couches, and an Edge SRS machine, equipped for frameless stereotaxy, 6 DOF couch, OSMS Surface Guidance, Calypso Body GPS and ExacTrac, are all in operation. A Siemens Artiste with in-room CT on Rails is also in operation, as well as Elekta Clarity intrafraction ultrasound guidance on 3 linacs. A new 64 slice, dual energy Siemens CT Simulator is in operation along with a second large-bore GE Lightspeed CT simulator. Varian Eclipse, RaySearch RayStation and BrainLab iPlan external beam treatment planning systems are in use as well as Elekta Mosaiq Record & Verify. Very active image guided IMRT, IMRS/stereotactic, SBRT and 4D programs are in place.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Three years of dosimetry experience under the supervision of a dosimetrist, medical physicist, or radiation oncologist, or equivalency.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Credentialed as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist by the American Association of Medical Dosimetry.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

Physical Requirements

Color Determination, Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 28535

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Arranged hours between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH ANC 60R RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Category Oncology

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.