Chief Medical Dosimetrist

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NEW HAVEN, CT
Jan 23, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.



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Responsibilities

  • 1. Manages, coordinates and supports the daily activities of the medical dosimetry staff. Assists in unusual treatment planning cases. As needed, supplements the dosimetry staff in the operation of the dosimetry section. Monitors adherence to quality assurance procedures pertaining to the Medical Dosimetry section. Represents the Radiation Physics department at YNHH and Radiation Oncology department, meetings.
    • 1.1 Provides input to the Director regarding performance of the medical dosimetry staff and conducts yearly performance reviews.
  • 2. Assists the Director with the Radiation Physics department budget; and verifies the accuracy of dosimetry/physics charge capture.
    • 2.1 Collaborates with YNHH and YMS billing to verify the accurate use of charge codes.
  • 3. Participates in the development and implementation of: new clinical planning and treatment techniques, treatment planning systems, and departmental procedures and policies.
    • 3.1 Collaborates with the radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists and the chief radiation therapist, in the development of new treatment techniques and Radiation Oncology/Physics departmental policies.
  • 4. Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to residents, RT students and others, as assigned.
    • 4.1 Teaches residents informally as required throughout the workday.
  • 5. Maintains continuing education in treatment planning techniques and advances in medical dosimetry. Participates in department educational meetings.
    • 5.1 Keeps medical dosimetry certification current and reviews pertinent professional journals.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology program (with certification in radiation therapy), supplemented by successful completion of a Medical Dosimetry training program. Certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board required. Masters Degree preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Eight (8) years experience in Medical Dosimetry, Medical Dosimetry Credentialing Board certification required.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Knowledge of YNHH administrative policies and procedures., Excellent supervisory, management, instructional and technical skills. Interpersonal communication skills. Organizational skills. Intermediate/Advanced computer skills., Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of radiation oncology, medical imaging, and medical physics and dosimetry., A working acknowledge of radiation safety; and the rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and State Department of Health., Knowledge of the department's treatment planning software programs and techniques for 3-D CRT, IMRT, IGRT and SRS treatment planning protocols.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

NA

 

Additional Information

EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
Master's or PhD degree in physics, medical physics or a closely related discipline.
EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Eight (8) years of experience in a clinical environment performing Radiation Therapy Physics and/or Dosimetry.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of YNHH administrative policies and procedures. Excellent supervisory, management, instructional and
technical skills, interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills. Intermediate/Advanced computer skills. Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of radiation oncology, medical imaging, and medical physics
and dosimetry. A working acknowledge of radiation safety and the rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission and State Department of Health. Knowledge of the department's treatment planning software programs
and techniques for 3-D CRT, IMRT, IGRT and SRS treatment planning protocols. ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or
other areas of accountability):
Performance is routinely evaluated by the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics. The Chief of Dosimetry manages
the daily activities of the medical dosimetrists to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of treatment planning cases , and indirectly oversees treatment planning-related work performed by Medical Physicist Assistant. Errors in
treatment planning calculations and the preparation of brachytherapy implants by staff dosimetrists can have a direct
adverse effect on the quality of patient care. In-house quality control policies and procedures must be consistently
monitored in order to minimize misadministrations. Failure to monitor the accuracy of dosimetry /physics charge
capture can result in compromised YNHH reimbursement. COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors
inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right
thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),
accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
This position is responsible for the management of the Medical Dosimetry section, comprised of a diverse group of
medical dosimetry staff at YNHH and its regional sites. The Chief of Dosimetry performs all job responsibilities in a
manner that ensures customer satisfaction and promotes positive and constructive working relationships within the
department and throughout the YNHH community. Exercises discretion and independent judgment in medical
dosimetry related decisions. Performs ongoing oversight and QA to prevent treatment planning misadministration . The Chief of Dosimetry also provides management liaison to the entire Radiation Oncology department; and
represents the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics at essential YNHH management meetings . LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
Certification in therapeutic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology or equivalent board.

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Job Info

Job: 13161

Department: Smilow Rad Physics New Haven
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: 1ST LEVEL MGR (MGR/SUP)
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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