UI Health Care - Radiation Oncology
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
(on-site)
Spotlight Preferred Member Company
30 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Min Experience
None
Min Education
BA/BS/Undergraduate
Required Travel
None
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Work Setting
Hospital
Job Function
Certified Medical Dosimetrist
Entry Level
Yes

Description

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is seeking a Certified Medical Dosimetrist within the Department of Radiation Oncology. The medical dosimetrist will join a team of seven dosimetrists, fifteen faculty medical physicists, thirteen radiation oncologists, seven radiation oncology residents, three medical physics residents, and two systems administrators. Responsibilities will include a broad range of treatment planning with a focus on 3D, VMAT/IMRT and SBRT planning. This includes treatment planning for our Elekta Unity MRI linear accelerator.  The medical dosimetrists also provide dosimetry education to our medical and physics residents and Radiation Therapy Technologist students. The University of Iowa participates in national and intradepartmental protocols in which the dosimetry team plays a vital role in supporting the treatment planning aspect and collaborates with our clinical research team to ensure protocol compliance.

The Department has a well-established external beam radiation therapy program, with three Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators, an Elekta Gamma Knife Icon, and an Elekta Unity MRI linear accelerator. The Department is equipped with a 4-D Siemens Biograph PET/CT scanner, a Siemens Vida 3T MRI scanner, a mobile C-arm imager for fluoroscopy, optical and infra-red non-ionizing image guidance systems, and three 6-degree-of-freedom robotic patient positioning systems. Specialized capabilities include 4D imaging/treatment planning/delivery, frame-based and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery, and flattening-filter-free stereotactic body radiation therapy with gated 3D-CRT, IMRT, or VMAT. Departmental software includes the Mosaiq oncology information system, Philips Pinnacle and Elekta Monaco treatment planning systems, Epic electronic medical record system, and the Varian Velocity image registration and dose accumulation software. 

*UI Health Care Dosimetry staff are currently located on site. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Generate radiation treatment plans incorporating CT (3D and 4D), MRI, PET, and other imaging data with radiation beam data using treatment planning computer systems.

Check treatment plans and medical records for patients receiving radiation therapy, and ensure that radiation doses are accurate and delivered in accordance with the treatment prescription and state regulations.

Perform image registration utilizing various imaging modalities including CT, MRI and PET.

Identify and contour patient anatomy to evaluate and limit the dose to organs at risk. 

Construct treatment devices and special treatment aids as required for a specific patient. 

Generate treatment plans, assist with application, and ensure proper radiation safety practices for brachytherapy treatments.

Provide dosimetry instruction for medical staff, medical residents, medical students, medical physics residents, radiation therapy technology students, and other learners as designated. 

Assist in calibration, performance testing, and quality assurance of radiation therapy equipment and report repair problems to appropriate personnel.

Assist radiation physicist in calibration procedures and radiation surveys required to ensure radiation safety of patients, personnel, and the general public.

Assist radiation physicist and radiation oncologist with development, evaluation and implementation of new techniques and equipment in radiation therapy.

Assist with clinical research involving dosimetry, equipment, or treatment procedures.

Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Schedule between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Alternate schedules may be considered based on the needs of the position. This position is not eligible for remote work.  

Pay Grade: https:/hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan

*Please Note:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and detailed cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.  For further information and to apply see requisition ID 22004136 at jobs@uiowa.edu.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.



Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in a basic science or an equivalent combination of education and related experience in radiologic technology is required. 

Certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board or eligible for certification through completion of a formal training program in Medical Dosimetry JCERT accredited program is required.

Experience with VMAT (Volumetric-Modulated Arc Radiation Therapy)/IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) treatment planning required.

Experience with SBRT (Stereotactic-Body Radiation Therapy) treatment planning required.

Experience with IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy) and Multi-Modality treatment planning required.

Ability to work independently.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required.

Problem-solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution skills are required.   

Experience with Pinnacle treatment planning desired

Experience with Monaco treatment planning desired.

Experience with MRI Linear Accelerator treatment planning desired.

Job ID: 66117746

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