The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The primary function of the Medical Dosimetrist position is to perform stereotactic treatment planning for Gamma Knife and external beam treatments of the central nervous system. The Dosimetrist will work closely with Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologist to create stereotactic treatment plans in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Dosimetrist will work with GammaPlan, Brainlab Elements and RayStation treatment planning systems, perform quality assurance activities and plan/chart reviews, work on clinical projects and perform other duties as assigned. Training for the various treatment planning systems will be provided. The position is 50-100% onsite, and this will vary by week.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Clinical Competencies Competently performs Gamma Knife and external beam treatment planning and dose calculations for safe, effective radiation treatment delivery. Demonstrates accurate and timely patient e-chart processing, calculations, chart checks and supporting quality assurance activities. Maintains & demonstrates knowledge on all the latest guidelines, policies and procedures specific to medical dosimetry including but not limited to, basic competencies, skill specific competencies, and institutional and departmental policies.
Critical Thinking Skills The intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication as a guide to action in daily clinical activities. Ability to identify and proactively anticipate challenges and plan for changes by providing input or generating new ideas and solutions. Demonstrates ability to solve complex problems through creative critical thinking skills with minimal supervision from other team members.
Education and mentoring Understands the role and promotes teamwork in serving as a resource and mentor. Exhibits competence in applying effective mentoring practices through demonstrations and/or presentations. Uses caring, knowledge and discovery to support mentee through identifying needs and advocating when/where appropriate so the mentee acquires new knowledge and skills. Demonstrates self-motivation to pursue learning and self-development. Actively seeks feedback to maximize their potential, develop their skills, and improve their performance. Recognizes, acknowledges, and builds upon the abilities and contributions of the mentee to nurture a productive relationship. Confidently shares successful and unsuccessful learning experiences to foster the exploration of options and joint problem solving.
Other duties as assigned
Required: Graduate of hospital or college affiliated medical dosimetry school with clinical and classroom curriculum for duration of one year. May substitute for required education with three years of current medical dosimetry experience.
Required: Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) within four years of job entry.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. [Register to View]
- Requisition ID: 149636
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Hard
- Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000
- Science Jobs: No