Develops teletherapy and brachytherapy patient treatment plans. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in assigned clinical area.
No Clinical Experience Required
Discusses desired treatment plan with the radiation oncologist and the radiation oncology physicist in Radiation Oncology.
Prepares patient contours using generally established methods including CT scans or MR images.
Supervises or checks all measurements and other patient data.
With radiation oncologist, locates on the patient images any points of significance and, within the contour, all significant tumor and organ outlines.
As appropriate and in consultation with the radiation oncology physicist, produces an external beam treatment plan for each patient, with appropriate alternative plans.
Presents treatment plans to the radiation oncologist for evaluation.
When a plan is accepted, calculates the exact treatment times or monitor units for the daily treatment to each portal.
Records all treatment plan data with respect to all parameters for all fields on the appropriate form and enters the form in the patient electronic treatment chart.
Prepares the dosage data and dosage distribution for brachytherapy procedures.
Submits documentation of charges for all procedure performed, in a timely manner.
Attends Radiation Oncology chart rounds and new patient rounds.
At chart rounds, reviews charts to ascertain that all physics checks have been done.
Verifies that all treatment data is recorded in the treatment record and that it also conforms to the treatment prescription or written directive.
Verifies that all changes or alterations in treatment are clearly recorded in the patient electronic treatment record.
Takes responsibility for ensuring that placement of appropriate documentation relative to dosimetry is placed in the patient electronic treatment chart.
Takes responsibility for ensuring that all films, necessary for dosimetric purposes, are appropriately labeled and filed in the correct location.
Performs routine Quality Assurance checks of planning equipment under the guidance from the Medical Physicists, as requested.
Instructs student technologists, nurses and other staff in the functions of dosimetry.
Observes and evaluates their performance.
Participates, as appropriate, in divisional educational programs.
Assists or supervises planning for special therapeutic procedures; beam modifying devices.
Cuts and constructs shielding blocks.
Utilizes other treatment devices.
Completes data for specialized protocols involving radiation therapy treatment.
Assists or supervises mold room procedures for the construction of immobilization devices.
Supervises preparation of computerized axial tomographic scans necessary for location of tumor volume, sensitive organs, placement of radioactive materials, etc.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required), Bachelor's Degree- (Preferred)
Minimum of 3 years-Clinical (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Medical Dosimetrist within 3 years - American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD)
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