Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Certified Medical Dosimetrist Compass Oncology, the largest privately-owned Cancer Care and Research Center in the Pacific Northwest, is looking for a Certified Medical Dosimetrist to join their new facility in Tigard, OR. As the third Radiation Oncology site in our practice, the new West Cancer Center will use a Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator for all treatments. The main responsibilities of this position is working with and providing information to our Radiation Oncologist and provide planning and logistical support for all Radiation Oncology Services offered at our newest location.
Employment Type: Full Time, Exempt Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location: Tigard, OR
JOB SCOPE: In collaboration with the medical physicists and radiation oncologists, designs treatment plans by means of computer and/or manual computation to determine a treatment field technique that will deliver a prescribed radiation dose. Uses CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound, plane film, and fluoroscopy imaging to create and verify therapy portals. Performs patient specific quality assurance techniques under the direction of the physicist and medical director. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independently creates radiation therapy treatment plans using computer software and various imaging modalities.
Interprets and delineates anatomy and anatomical positioning on various imaging modalities.
Performs or assists in the planning of the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
Performs or assists in the planning of the production of molds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
Supervises the therapist staff in the implementation of the treatment plan including the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.
Accurately documents treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.
Accurately codes for technical treatment planning and quality assurance tasks.
Performs general computerized tasks, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, moving and altering files and directories, and performing data backup.
May assist in intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments.
May perform quality assurance procedures on treatment planning system, linear accelerator, and brachytherapy device with minimal supervision.
Provides physics and technical support to the medical physicist, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment.
Teaches applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students and residents, as assigned.
Experience, License, and Education:
Credentials as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD)
Current and valid certification as a qualified medical dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
Additional Salary Information: Pay DOE - Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs, and MORE!
Internal Number: P031086
About Compass Oncology
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually