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University of Utah Health Dosimetrist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Be a part of our GROWING Dosimetry team as we continue to expand our clinical capabilities with Proton Therapy in 2021.

Apply to: University of Utah Health Dosimetrist Position

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 13 faculty radiation oncologists, while being supported by a team of 13 board certified/eligible medical physicists. 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. Remote/work-from-home is allowed for approximately 20% of the regular work rotation.

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. EO/AA

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Facilities: 7 Varian linear accelerators, including 6 True Beams with robotic 6 DOF couches, 2 of which are Edge-type SRS machines with surface guidance, ExacTrac and frameless stereotaxy. Mevion single vault proton therapy is now actively treating patients with pencil beam scanning IMPT and the vault is supported by an in-room dual energy Siemens CT on Rails. Varian Identify Surface Guidance is being installed in all vaults. A Varian Halcyon machine is scheduled for installation and Elekta Clarity intrafraction ultrasound guidance is available on 3 linacs. A new 64 slice, dual energy Siemens CT Simulator is in operation and a second dual energy Siemens CT is scheduled to replace the GE Lightspeed CT simulator currently in use. Varian Eclipse, RaySearch RayStation (protons) and BrainLab iPlan (SRS) 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

Responsibilities

This position ensures precise and accurate treatment plans, dosage calculations, and dosimetry considerations for patients undergoing radiation therapy. The incumbent assists the physicist in calculating dosages for brachytherapy procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometries to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.

  • Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.

  • Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.

  • Supervise, perform, or assist in simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, PET,

  • Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields and other beam modifying devices.

  • Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the production of moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.

  • Communicate with radiation therapistsinan advisory rolefacilitating the executionof the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.

  • Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.

  • Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.

  • Participate in continuing education.

  • Participate in quality improvement processes.

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

  • Current credential as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist by the American Association of Medical Dosimetry or obtain within 24 months of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Three years of dosimetry experience, or equivalency.

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

EEO Statement

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.

Requisition Number 46666
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Arranged hours between 7 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
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.