At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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.
Bachelors in Physical or Biological Science
Licenses & Certifications:
Medical Dosimetrist, Certified 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.
One (1) year of Dosimetry experience
Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Analytical, Medical Terms
Treatment Planning Systems, Record & Verify Systems
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Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 165505