Dosimetrist I - Radiation Oncology

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7116063 (Ref:10019160)

Posted: November 15, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Performs CT simulation and treatment planning, along with 3-dimensional computer assisted treatment planning, under minimal direction from staff physicists. Performs general patient dosimetry to include hand calculations for external beam therapy and irregularly shaped field calculations.  Prepares Total Body Irradiation data for treatment.  Performs QA on treatment planning system.  

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Independently assesses the necessary dosimetry and physics requirements for fulfilling the physician’s prescription
  • Recommends treatment strategies to the physician
  • Performs CT and conventional simulation procedures
  • Contours normal tissues according to physician instructions.
  • Digitizes and imports all beam shaping blocks at the completion of the simulation process
  • Performs 2-D, 3-D, and IMRT treatment planning
  • Performs treatment planning for HDR and interstitial brachytherapy
  • Performs point dose calculations for irregularly shaped fields
  • Obtains output factors for electron beam cutouts
  • Computes monitor units for all external beam treatments
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Performs TLD and other personal dosimetry measurements
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Minimum Education: 
    • 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
  • Minimum Experience: Experience as required for board eligibility.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • MDCB (Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board) or eligible; must achieve MDCB within two years
  • CPR (certified through American Heart Association)

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Dosimetry preferred

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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.

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