Dosimetrist – MSK Bergen

Job Posting Number: 12493

Allied Health – All
Montvale, NJ
April 18, 2017
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are:

MSKCC is a world leader in cancer care and on the forefront of innovative technologies and approaches in radiotherapy. MSK Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics programs are spread across six facilities including our Manhattan campus on the Upper East Side, one facility in Westchester County, two in Long island and two in New Jersey. A third New Jersey facility will open in early to mid 2018. Campus wide, we treat approximately 550 cancer patients per day. The Clinical Physics Service is staffed with over 90 physicists and planners providing a rich, stimulating work environment. We have a strong philosophy that all facilities will provide outstanding treatment quality that is consistent across our facilities as well as contributing to the overall mission of the center to advance the state of cancer care.

New programs in radiation oncology and medical physics include advanced treatment planning optimization algorithms, integration of MR and PET imaging into radiotherapy decision making and treatment planning, 4D imaging and motion management, and the development of adaptive radiotherapy processes (www.mskcc.org/departments/medical-physics). Resources include twenty four linear accelerators, six HDR units, eight CT Simulators, one PET/CT Simulator and one MRI Simulator, as well as state-of-the-art inter- and intra-fractional imaging and motion management capabilities.

As a Dosimetrist, you will:

  • Provide treatment planning services including graphical planning with special emphasis on IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, and SBRT techniques. Consult with radiation oncologists and therapists as needed throughout the planning process.
  • Advise on and interpret pertinent information obtained during patient simulation. At treatment delivery, ensure correct implementation of radiation treatment plans.
  • Perform patient-specific QA checks including initial and weekly chart checks completely and accurately according to departmental policy and procedures. Participate in other quality assurance procedures as needed including review of dose calculations, documentation and patient records consistent with MSK guidelines.
  • Support radiotherapy physicists in the assessment of new treatment protocols, treatment planning strategies and the translation of treatment planning techniques across facilities.
  • Teach and demonstrate principles of treatment planning according to departmental policies and procedures to junior staff, residents and others as directed.
  • Treat individuals (e.g., patient/family, client, Center employee) who depend on the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the work as unique individuals in a respectful, courteous manner, and focuses on understanding and meeting their needs.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (physics or physical science preferred).
  • A minimum of 1.5 years of experience as a dosimetrist is preferred
  • The ability to evaluate clinical issues, perform mathematical calculations and understand the principles of radiotherapy physics is required. Knowledge of computers and familiarity with treatment planning systems is essential.

Periodic travel to MSK facilities as required.

Hours vary between 7am and 11pm, Monday-Friday, with flexibility as needed.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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