Dosimetrist

Dosimetrist

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible to create plans of radiation treatment, calculate the values of necessary parameters to adequately deliver the prescribed radiation dose and dose distributions, assist in complex treatment setups at CT simulation and/or at treatment, and assist in clinical instruction of therapists, therapy students, dosimetry students and residents in existing and new procedures.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Medical Physics required
  • CMD certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board or equivalent required

Experience Post Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of current experience as a Dosimetrist after earning Certification
  • Knowledge of simulation processes, treatment planning paradigms such as forward planning and IMRT planning, brachytherapy planning, in-vivo dosimetry measurements, and verify and record systems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs plans for radiation treatment by conferring with the attending radiation oncologist.
  • Calculates the values of necessary parameters (monitor unit, gantry angle, MLC settings) to deliver the prescribed radiation dose Participates in QA and special dose-verification measurements (e.g., TLD in-vivo measurements) as instructed by Head of Physics
  • Supervises complex treatment set ups, supervises special case setups in the CT simulator.
  • Prepares all technical documentation required for treatment set up and record completion.
  • Participates in department and professional education and training, department meetings, peer review, and chart rounds.