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Dosimetrist - Radiation Oncology-16th St

1988 South 16Th St
Wilmington, NC

Date Posted: Sep 18, 2020

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: NHRMC Radiation Oncology

Department: Radiation Oncology-16th St - New position created due to growth!

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:

The Dosimetrist, under the general supervision of the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist, is responsible for performing complex computation and verifications of treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual calculation with optimal beam geometries to deliver prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.

Responsibilities:

1. Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning: 

• Designs treatment plans in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.

 • Seeks assistance for complex treatment plans; for example gap calculations, unusual electron and IMRT cases. 

• Identifies and contours normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one for more data sets. 

• Demonstrates proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET. 

2. Advises and assists radiation therapists with the implementation of treatment plans including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators/bolus, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters. 

3. Performs calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, documents all pertinent information in the patient record, and verifies the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method. 

4. Assists in weekly chart review for completeness of chart: photos, setup information, revisions, prescriptions, and required signatures.

 5. Completes appropriate billing/coding procedures. 

6. Attends educational meetings/seminars to improve technical skills and knowledge.

7. Maintains a proactive attitude to problem solving and troubleshooting. 

8. Provides high quality service to all patients and members of staff at NHRMC. 

9. Participates in record keeping and documentation as needed. 

10. Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control. 

11. Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety. 

12. Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace. 

Position Requirements

Credentials:

Nonessential:
* Certified Medical Dosimetrist

Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor of Science

Other information:

Experience: 5 years progressive experience as a medical dosimetrist desired.

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

 Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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