Certified Medical Dosimetrist
New York, NY
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Job Description

Medical Dosimetrist - New York Proton Center

The New York Proton Center (NYPC), located in Manhattan, is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of radiation oncology. The collaboration between ProHEALTH, Mount Sinai Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Montefiore Medical Center brings state of art proton therapy treatment to the patients of New York City and the surrounding area. NYPC’s advanced technology includes pencil beam scanning for intensity modulated proton therapy and onboard cone beam CT imaging - designed to treat tumors with pinpoint precision. NYPC utilizes the Varian ProBEAM Proton Therapy System with four treatment rooms (three isocentric gantries and one fixed beam) and one research room. NYPC is also equipped with two Siemens dual energy CT scanners, one Siemens dual energy PET/CT scanner, one Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner.

General Description:

The New York Proton Center is looking for several highly motivated and engaged candidates to join the medical dosimetry team and work with the rest clinical team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care. The Medical Dosimetrist, under limited supervision, provides comprehensive treatment plans for patients undergoing proton radiation therapy. The dosimetrist also designs and implements quality assurance procedures and clinical protocols in accordance with departmental and clinical needs. The successful candidate works closely with physicians, radiation therapists, and medical physicists to provide optimal treatment for our patients.

We offer an extremely competitive salary and benefits package to our employees, which includes, but is not limited to, Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-K, Life Insurance and more. Our culture at NYPC is built on integrity, innovation and transparent communication, providing an outstanding level of care to our patients and contributing to our overall mission of advancing the state of cancer care.


Education and License Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in physics, or related fields, required; or graduation from Medical Dosimetry Program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) or Board eligible

Responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate plans with all pertinent setup instructions to deliver treatment as prescribed
  • Compute dose distributions and generate isodose curves for proton therapy
  • Provide guidance in complex patient setup scenarios, localization and immobilization procedures and fabrication of custom treatment devices as needed
  • Design and implement quality assurance and planning procedures
  • Actively collaborate with the clinical team to develop and maintain clinical protocols
  • Actively collaborate with the clinical team to provide support to physicists in dosimetry calibration, QA, clinical projects and new procedure development
  • Actively collaborate with the clinical team to provide support to NYPC training and development programs as well as visiting students, residents and other trainees
  • Participate in NYPC training programs for professional development, as well as dosimetry treatment planning and continuing education as required
  • Maintain skills to assess and care for patients of all ages
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work flow
  • Experience with Oncology Information Systems (OIS)/ Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Treatment Planning System (TPS), specifically Aria, is preferred
  • Proton Treatment Planning experience is preferred, photon Treatment Planning experience is desirable, but neither is required for a new graduate from a formal JRCERT accredited dosimetry program

Working Environment:

Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required to follow universal precautions. Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized. Work is mainly performed in an area with no natural light, and in close proximity to other team members.


Fiscal Responsibility

  • Reports any process improvement opportunities to the Director of Medical Physics
  • Informs Director of Medical Physics of required resources for budgeting purposes

The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Job Type Full-time