Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

The Medical Dosimetrist is responsible for designing treatment plans and carrying out mathematically accurate calculations for the delivery of radiation treatments based on the radiation oncologist's prescribed course of radiation therapy. The Medical Dosimetrist, along with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, will construct treatment plans that meet the prescription written by the oncologist, ensuring that radiation delivered will not affect healthy surrounding tissue. These treatment plans not only include the use of radiation, but also involve the use of radioactive elements during brachytherapy procedures. The Medical Dosimetrist I works closely with the radiation therapists in the implementation of the prescribed plan. The Medical Dosimetrist I must have an outstanding knowledge base in human anatomy and physiology, tumor pathology, radiobiology, radiation dose calculations and terminology, computer applications and technology, and dosimetry techniques and procedures required to carry out the prescribed treatment plan.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited dosimetry program; Board Certified Medical Dosimetrist (MDCB) OR Board eligible upon graduation. Licensure must be obtained within one year of graduation.

Special Requirements
Communication Skills: Correspondence
Other Skills: Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms

Work Schedule: Weekends

Other Requirements: Strongly preferred: Previous Therapy experience.

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