Location: New York, New York
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Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19. Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Medical Dosimetrist to join the team in the Department of Medical Physics. Under the supervision of the Chief or Lead Physicist, the incumbent will provide treatment planning support for patients receiving external beam radiotherapy.
Candidates will have the option to pick their preferred location! We offer a choice - New York (Main Campus, Westchester, Nassau or Commack) or New Jersey (Bergen, Baskin Ridge or Monmouth).
- Knowledgeable about business and the marketplace and able to apply this knowledge to advance the organization's goals.
- Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information.
- Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
- Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals
- Provide radiation physics support related to graphical planning and dose calculation for Radiation Oncology patients campus-wide.
- Obtain, interpret, and use patient-specific information necessary for treatment planning. This includes the physician's prescription indicating the part of the body to be treated and the dose to be delivered.
- Consult with radiation oncologists and therapists as needed throughout the planning process.
- Radiation Therapy Simulation and Treatment Delivery: Advise and interpret pertinent information obtained during simulation. Ensure correct implementation of radiation treatment plans.
- Participate in quality assurance procedures. Review of dose calculations, documentation, and patient records consistent with established guidelines.
- Teach and demonstrate principles of treatment planning, treatment planning systems, and departmental policies and procedures to junior staff, post-doctoral fellows, and others as directed.
- Prepare and give talks/lectures/case presentations and participates in departmental staff meetings and in-service training sessions.
- Attend professional association/society workshops and lectures to further develop professional skills. Assist other dosimetrists or radiotherapy physicists in the testing of new procedures and treatment techniques. Including learning experiences that stretch and build capabilities by requesting new assignments (i.e., testing computer software, and evaluating new commercial products).
- Treat patients, clients, and Center employees who depend on the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of the work as unique individuals in a respectful, courteous manner, and focuses on understanding and meeting their needs.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (physics or physical science preferred).
- Certified or eligible for certification by Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (See Eligibility at: https://www.mdcb.org/certification-exam-information/eligibility).
- Able to resolve radiotherapy-related issues.
- Perform mathematical calculations.
- A strong understanding of the principles of physics is required.
- Knowledge of computers and the ability to calibrate physical standards for radiation dosimetry is needed.
Periodic travel to all MSK facilities as required.
We offer flexible work arrangements with 2-3 days in the office.
Eligible experienced Dosimetrists (e.g., two or more years full-time equivalent as a Dosimetrist) will have an opportunity to be primarily remote in the Fall-Winter timeframe of 2023.
Hours vary between 7am and 11pm, Monday-Friday, with flexibility as needed.
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Ray Range: $107,400.00-$171,800.00.
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