Dosimetrist - Proton Center

Job ID
26815
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Staff Scientist

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

Perform necessary functions on treatment planning software(s) to result in acceptable plan for delivery of prescribed radiation dose to a patient.

Responsibilities

  • Perform external beam radiation therapy planning procedures and dose calculations. Planning utilizes CMS XiO and Monaco; a 3-D planning system proprietary to Elekta.
  • Perform high dose radiation therapy (HDR) planning procedures and dose calculations. Planning utilizes BrachyVision; a planning system proprietary to Varian.
  • Use Mosaiq as EMR and other associated software to accomplish this end.
  • Work with physicians, residents, physics, therapists and other RadOnc staff to ensure the patients plan and treatment are simulated, planned and treated in a dosimetrically appropriate and efficient manner.
  • Follow Physician directives to create radiation plans using the treatment planning software(s) and present resultant dosimetry plan.
  • Assist in Simulation process with Therapists/Physicians/Physicists as requested.
  • Perform charge capture for procedures performed. Execute reconciliation of charges with documentation in EMR.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors degree preferred, specifically in Radiation Therapy, Math, or Physics.
  • Must be board eligible in Dosimetry as recognized by MDCB.
  • Must be a graduate of a Medical Dosimetry school or a certified radiation therapist with 2 or more years on the job training as a Medical Dosimetrist.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential.
  • May be required to lift, carry or push up to 40lbs.

Preferred:

  • Board certified preferred, and if not, must be board eligible. If not certified, certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the MDCB is required within 1 years of becoming a Medical Dosimetrist at our facility.
  • Prior experience with the following equipment is a plus:
    • Elekta CMS XiO and Monaco Treatment Planning Systems
    • Mosaiq EMR software
    • Varian BrachyVision Treatment Planning System
    • MU Check Secondary Calculation Software
    • Elekta Simulator
    • Elekta Accelerators: Synergy & Infinity with Agility heads

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.


The hourly pay range for this position is from $68.35 to $113.91 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

 

Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to Human Resources at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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