Dosimetrist/Senior Dosimetrist

Job ID
F1380
Department
Radiation Oncology
Category
Allied Health & Clinical Services
Job Location
US-TN-Memphis

Overview

There is a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list.  At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals share our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.  There is a unique bond when you’re part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases.  The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.

 

The Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital anticipates hiring a Dosimetrist or Senior Dosimetrist to support our clinical and research activities.  The ideal candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrate strong attention to detail.

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Perform photon and proton treatment planning as directed
  • Support treatment planning activities, including CT and MR simulation, image registration, dose accumulation, and adaptive planning
  • Present treatment planning information at clinical conferences
  • Organize and summarize treatment planning data for medical records, research and education
  • Collaborate with members of the department to develop guidelines for clinical trials
  • Contribute to workflow improvement, implementation of new technology and patient safety initiatives

Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology is a full-service department dedicated to clinical research and treatment. With the mission of providing expert and compassionate clinical care, the department has the largest team in the U.S. devoted to pediatric radiation oncology.

 

Technology

The department houses the world’s first proton therapy center dedicated solely to the treatment of children. The proton center is equipped with two gantry rooms and a fixed beam room. Each room has dedicated pencil beam scanning nozzles, robotic patient positioning, and cone-beam CT. The department has two linear accelerators used for photon therapy and multiple imaging platforms for treatment planning and on-treatment evaluation. Imaging platforms include a dual-layer spectral CT, digital PET-CT, and state of the art 1.5T and 3.0T MR systems. The department supports multiple treatment planning and image-processing systems.

 

Staffing

The clinical physics section is comprised of 6 physicists, 4 dosimetrists, 2 medical physics assistants, and an accelerator engineer. The team is responsible for planning radiation therapy for 300 pediatric patients each year.

 

About Memphis

This position is based in Memphis, TN; relocation assistance is available. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that more than a million residents call home.  Memphis is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality.  Cost of living is one of our biggest attractions; in fact, Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child.  Mild winters and beautiful green spaces make the city a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts – there are over 200 miles of bike-friendly lanes with more being added.  Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work.  Why live anywhere else?

 

Work Schedule:

Monday- Friday 8am-5pm

 

Take the first step to join our team by applying now!

 

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Minimum Education

Dosimetrist/Senior Dosimetrist

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics or related science is required or graduate of an accredited Medical Dosimetry Program through the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) required
  • Master’s Degree in Medical Dosimetry, Health Sciences or related field preferred

Minimum Experience

Dosimetrist

  • Experience in radiation oncology treatment and/or treatment planning obtained through required coursework or post graduate work is required
  • Experience as a medical dosimetrist or radiation/medical physicist preferred

 

Senior Dosimetrist

  • Five (5) years full-time experience as a medical dosimetrist in radiation oncology treatment and/or treatment planning is required

Required Credentials

Dosimetrist/Senior Dosimetrist

  • Required: (LC: CMD-CERT) Medical Dosimetry Board Certification (CMD) required within two (2) years of hire date

What We Offer

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Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:

 

As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.

 
St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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