Dosimetrist I - Radiation Oncology

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

ID: 7215431 (Ref.No. 10024745)
Posted: February 9, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $54.72 - $87.55 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Dosimetrist I – Radiation Oncology

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

As a Dosimetrist I in Radiation Oncology, the primary responsibilities involve performing CT simulation and treatment planning using 3-dimensional computer-assisted techniques. Under the guidance of a staff physicist, the role includes conducting general patient dosimetry, incorporating hand calculations for external beam therapy, and calculating doses for irregularly shaped fields. Additionally, the Dosimetrist I prepares Total Body Irradiation data for treatment and conducts quality assurance checks on the treatment planning system to ensure accuracy and safety in radiation therapy procedures. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Lennar Foundation Cancer Center!

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Independently assess the necessary dosimetry and physics requirements for fulfilling the physician’s prescription
  • Recommend treatment strategies to the physician
  • Perform 2, 3-D, and IMRT treatment planning
  • Perform treatment planning for HDR and interstitial brachytherapy
  • Digitize and import all beam shaping blocks at the completion of the simulation process
  • Contour normal tissues according to physician instructions

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Graduate of 12-month Medical Dosimetry program CMD certification with 24 months experience following certification may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • MDCB or eligible; must achieve MDCB within two years

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $54.72 - $87.55 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.