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Banner Health MD Anderson Cancer Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado is seeking a certified Medical Dosimetrist for a full time position. McKee is a full partner in the MD Anderson Cancer Network, which provides our dosimetrists with the opportunity to participate in weekly chart rounds with the team in Houston to review plans in a collaborative arena. MD Anderson has been ranked as the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation in 2018-2020 by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey. We also work very closely with our Banner partners in the Phoenix area.
The qualified dosimetrist will join a dynamic team of three other dosimetrists, two of which work at a nearby facility. Under the supervision of the Program Director of Medical Physics, the dosimetrist will be engaged in treatment planning at a facility which treats about 25 patients per day and offers special procedures such as SRS, SBRT and HDR. The department staff at McKee Medical Center includes three radiation oncologists and two physicists. The Radiation Oncology department is equipped with a Varian Truebeam STX with advanced components such as Exactrac and Vision RT. The Philips CT simulator has 4D capability. Treatment planning is done on a Pinnacle Enterprise server running v9.10, and Raystation V10A. The oncology information system is Mosiaq v2.81.
The radiation oncology program is accredited by ASTRO's Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) and the Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a "Community Comprehensive Cancer Program." McKee's cancer program works in a regional model of care in conjunction with North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and with Sterling Regional MedCenter, David Walsh Cancer Center in Sterling, CO. The cancer program is a comprehensive program embracing a broad spectrum of care and services, from prevention and early detection programs through an active cancer survivorship program. A robust cancer research program supports the program in northern Colorado. McKee embraces a positive work culture, principles of "Just Culture" and a culture of safety. Patient experience is a high priority for the cancer program.
A 378-bed Level II trauma center and acute care facility with over 3000 employees, North Colorado Medical Center is the largest hospital in the region. As a regional medical center, we provide community-based and specialty services for a service area that includes southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. In order to provide the most compassionate and innovative care possible, we bring together state-of-the-art technology and an exceptional team of health care professionals. For the healthcare professional, our Greeley, Colorado location offers access to a wide variety of recreational activities in an inviting, close-knit community.
POSITION SUMMARY This position prepares radiation therapy treatment plans as directed by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. Performs needed assessment, care and treatment planning for patient population.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Performs computer and manual treatment planning as prescribed by the physician for patients requiring radiation therapy treatments. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.
2. Calculates all initial treatment doses and reviews calculations of treatment and doses performed by the therapist. Monitors patient's dosimetric calculations and ensures the safe administration of therapeutic radiation treatments.
3. Works collaboratively with staff and physicians to develop treatment plans, discuss diagnosis and desired treatment results. May act as a dosimetry resource for staff. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.
4. Responsible for the review of diagnostic information to produce the development of an optimized treatment plan. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation.
5. Participates as required in all aspects of radiation therapy planning and treatments Performs and/or assists in radiographic simulations. Responsible for the fabrication of shielding blocks.
6. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to radiation safety policies. Ensures the safe receipt, administration, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials utilizing ALARA principles.
7. Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to radiology practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.
8. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department by performing other duties as assigned.
9. Independently performs prescribed procedures in accordance with department/hospital policies, procedures and protocols to patients. Internal customers: All levels of radiation oncology and nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members.
Certified as a Medical Dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB). BLS Certification.
Knowledge as typically obtained through 2 years experience in dosimetry. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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