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Certified Dosimetrist

Company: Ascension
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Ascension St Mary’s Hospital, Seton Cancer Institute, in Saginaw, MI is seeking a Certified Medical Dosimetrist. 

 

We are offering a *** SIGN ON BONUS *** of $10,000 for a two year commitment.  Apply now to learn more!

 

The ideal candidate should be self motivated and possess the ability to use physics concepts to complete difficult plans. In addition, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key to succeed as a team player in a dynamic environment.

 

The qualified dosimetrist will join a dynamic team of four other dosimetrists, three of which cover satellite facilities (West Branch and Marlette). The dosimetrist will be engaged in treatment planning at a facility which treats about 25 patients per day (conventional, IMRT, VMAT) and offers special procedures such as SRS, SBRT and HDR.  

 

The department staff at Seton Cancer Institute includes three radiation oncologists and two physicists. The Radiation Oncology department is equipped with Varian Truebeam with all advanced components including gating (and DIBH), intrafraction motion management and surface guidance (Identify System). The center houses an Accuray Cyberknife dedicated to SRS treatment. All sites are equipped with a GE Discovery RT CT simulator with 4D Deviceless capabilities. Treatment planning is done in Eclipse V16.1 for all the C-arm linacs. The Eclipse platform includes state of the art tools and capabilities including GPUs (for faster optimization and calculation), 4D planning tools, smart segmentation, multi-criteria optimization, EZ Fluence, ClearCheck, and Rapid Plan, giving the dosimetrist all the tools necessary to achieve the desired plans. Additional treatment planning software includes Multiplan V5.2 (Cyberknife), Accuray Hi-Art V5.1.4 (Tomotherapy), Oncentra Brachy V4.5.3 (HDR). Rigid and Deformable Image registration as well as plan reporting is done in VelocityAI (V3.1)  The oncology information system is Mosaiq v2.81. 

 

Ascension St. Mary's Hospital is a regional health system offering high quality care in cardiovascular, neurosciences, orthopedics, emergency and trauma, cancer, bariatrics, imaging diagnostics, and primary care. Our medical advancements in cardiac sciences, neurosciences, oncology, and trauma are rivaled only by our compassion to heal body, mind and spirit. A part of Ascension since 1999, we offer 268 beds and over 20 specialty centers to provide access and care for people from over 70 counties.

 

About Northern Michigan:

There are many recreational opportunities in Northern Michigan.  Saginaw is located near Lake Huron, and is within easy driving distance of  many other beautiful places, including many inland lakes, Traverse City, Petoskey, Mackinac Island, The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior.

What You Will Do:

Develop and administer radiation therapy treatment plans under the direction of medical physicist and radiation oncologist. 

  • Design a treatment plan to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and field to a defined tumor volume.
  • Assist with or perform the application of specific methods of dosimetry, including intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures.
  • Assist with or perform the fabrication of beam modifying devices and immobilization devices.
  • Provide technical support for radiation protection procedures and qualitative machine calibrations of equipment.
  • Maintain radiation safety for self, co-workers and patients in accordance with NRC guidelines.
  • Assist physicist in the design and implementation of research activities and performs special projects related to dosimetry.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Medical Dosimetrist credentialed from the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board obtained within 24 Months (2 years) of hire date or job transfer date required.

Education:

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension St. Mary is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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