Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dosimetrist / Jr. Physicist in Boston, Massachusetts

Dosimetrist / Jr. Physicist

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 16339BR

Department Description: nullJob Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 16339BRJob Summary: Supports the ongoing mission of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to provide high quality, state of the art patient care including maintaining and supporting the present clinical programs and researching and delivering new or cutting edge technology to the department. Provides radiation treatment planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and quality assurance (QA) services for external beam irradiation. Monitors and promotes the correct implementation of treatment plans for individual patients.

Provides treatment planning services for CareGroup institutions utilizing state of the art planning techniques and equipment quality control. Treatment planning services ensure the physician's prescription and clinical objectives are correctly implemented with regard to dosimetric and technical details of the patient's specific treatment plan. Treatment planning is the primary link between the physician's prescription and the implementation on the treatment units. May create new treatment techniques or immobilization devices to meet physician requirements. Quality assurance and treatment plan review as well as treatment techniques and devices are performed within treatment planning prior to the start of treatment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitors unit calculations for patients treated with simple fields.

  • Enters all dosimetric parameters in the record and verify system.

  • Provides assistance to therapists (often as first treatment) regarding patient treatment plan implementation and/or set-up.

  • Provides quality assurance of patient treatment through weekly checking of patients' charts and attending General chart rounds.

  • Provides physicians and/or therapists with physics consultations including assisting during CT-aided simulations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Physics or related science required.

  • 5-8 years related work experience required in Radiation Therapy Physics.

  • Must be in the process of pursuing a higher degree in Medical Physics (M.S. or Ph. D.)

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.


  • Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus