Texas Oncology is searching for a Medical Dosimetrist for East Texas. Texas Oncology-East Texas is a community based POD of cancer centers covering the Longview, Tyler, and Palestine region. This position will be housed in Longview, TX but will be an active contributing member of the East Texas dosimetry team. These three sites can treat upwards of 150 patients per day. The sites offer wide variety modalities: HDR, LDR, Xofigo, SRS, SBRT, VMAT, ect. The team consists of 4 Radiation Oncologist, 5 Medical Physicist, and 6 certified medical dosimetrists.
-Work well in a team setting.
-Able to solve problems in an efficient and collaborative manner.
-Willing to travel to other sites in the POD when site coverage is needed. However, most cross coverage can be completed remotely.
-Generate radiation therapy treatment plans using computer software and various imaging modalities; demonstrating strong attention to detail.
-Identify and delineates anatomy and anatomical positioning on various imaging modalities.
-Identify the need to create compensation filters, custom shields, and other beam modifying devices.
-Perform patient specific quality assurance activities under the direction of the medical physicist.
-Complete treatment plans accurately and in a timely manner based on complexity.
-Adapt to the ever-changing technology and be open to learning new systems and techniques.
-Perform or assist in the planning of the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices while assisting and/or consulting during treatment simulations as necessary in accordance with state laws.
-Effectively communicate plan details with physicians and staff; able to offer alternative solutions.
-Consults and communicates to the therapist staff regarding the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.
-Documents treatment planning and quality assurance tasks accurately.
-Transfers treatment plans, treatment parameters, field DRR's, and setup photos and notes to the ROIS (record & verify system). May be asked to understand the transfer process and verify treatment planning information post transfer.
-May be asked to accurately enter codes for technical treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.
-May be asked to perform general computerized tasks, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, moving and altering files and directories, and performing data backup.
-May assist in intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments after being appropriately credentialed by the medical physicist.
-May be asked to perform quality assurance procedures on treatment planning system, linear accelerator, and brachytherapy device under the supervision of the medical physicist.
- May be asked to perform radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment under the supervision of the medical physicist.
-Credentials as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
-Strong oral and written communication skills
- Required: Valid Texas license, CMD
-Ideal qualifications: 3 years clinical experience, fluent in Eclipse TPS and Mosaiq RV
With more than 400 physicians and 150 sites of service, Texas Oncology is a pioneer in community-based cancer treatment and is united in healing with US Oncology, one of the country's foremost cancer treatment and research networks. You will appreciate the opportunity to corroborate with other network physicists who are eager to share their expertise. In addition to the outstanding staff, and work environment, you will enjoy living in the family-centric region of East Texas.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
This position offers an extremely competitive benefits package, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Category: Clinical Post to: *HEC
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: MCKEA00878113
About New York Oncology Hematology
New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) is the leading provider of community-based cancer care and blood disorder services. With seven convenient locations in Albany, Amsterdam, Clifton Park in Saratoga County, Hudson, Rexford and Troy, our team of 32 physicians and 350 cancer care specialists see more than 100,000 cancer visits a year.
NYOH has always been at the forefront of cancer care. More than 30 years ago, we began as the region’s first oncology practice in a community setting (outside a hospital). A few years later, we offered the first radiation treatment outside a hospital setting.
Today, we continue our commitment of providing world class care, close to home. We offer the region’s largest clinical research and drug trial operation, only stem cell transplant program and only neuro-oncology care. We recently brought the first Varian Truebeam Radiotherapy System to our new practice: Clifton Park in Saratoga County.
Our medical staff includes 32 board certified physicians who specialize in the care of patients with cancer (medical oncology and radiation oncology) and blood-related disorders (hematology). With a patient care team of more than 350 oncology certified nurse...s, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, radiation therapists and support personnel, we are able to provide the personal level of care our patients need during treatment.