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Dosimetrist

Req #:  114060
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

Purpose:
Under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist and general supervision of a Medical Physicist, produces external beam treatment plan (with alternatives) for radiation therapy patients by use of a treatment planning computer.  This particular role will be assigned to staff 50% of time at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL and 50% of time at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL.

Accountabilities:

  • Maintain daily billing for billable physics services.
  • Production of acceptable treatment plans for radiation oncology patients.
  • Participate in the instruction of students, therapists, and other healthcare professionals on the correct methods of calculation and the meaning of the treatment plans.
  • Construction or ordering of custom shielding blocks, design multileaf settings, and assist in the construction and planning of filters, wedges and other beam modifying devices.
  • Quality assurance checks on the treatment course of radiation onclogy patients.
  • Participate in continuous process improvement meetings and projects
  • Travel to and support of multiple radiation oncology departments.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Radiation Therapy training certificate or Associates degree in Radiation Therapy.
  • Minimum of 2~3 year experience as radiation therapist OR B.S. Degree in Physical Science with on the job training in dosimetry under the supervision of a medical physicist or experienced dosimetrist.
  • Ability to use treatment planning computer. Familiarity with Windows and spreadsheet and wordprocessing software. Ability to learn other computer programs.
  • Familiarity with various radiation measuring devices such as electrometers, ion chambers and TLDs.
  • Ability to use simple hand tools Registered by American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
  • This position requires medium lifting (Lifting up to 20 to 50 pounds occassionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds frequently and up to 10 pounds constantly).
  • Person must follow safety precautions in use of linear accelerators.
  • Radiation Safety precautions must be followed per IEMA regulations and Hospital policies

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


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