Northwell Health Dosimetrist / Full-time in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 001A6W

Job Category Radiation/Oncology

Job Description

Designs radiotherapy treatment plans with optimum arrangement of radiation fields and exposures, and conveys details to Therapists in order to treat patients according to Physician prescriptions.

  1. Performs reviewed:
  • Design of treatment plans and field placement techniques, by means of computer and/or manual computation, considering dose-limiting structures, to deliver radiation doses to a defined tumor volume in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.

  • Prepare all the necessary documents, dose calculations and instructions, germane to such treatment plans.

  • Participate in coordination of treatment simulations and tumor localization on dedicated devices, including CT, MRI, and PET when indicated, for radiation oncology treatment planning.

  • Design and create compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, other beam modifying devices, moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.

  • Coordination of treatment plan implementation including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment variables.

  • Calculations for the accurate delivery of the Radiation Oncologist's prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations using a system established by the Medical Physicist.

  1. Assists with, but not limited to:
  • Providing physics and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation protection, qualitative machine calibrations, and quality assurance of the radiation oncology equipment.

  • Coordinating and/or performing the application of specific methods of dosimetry including ion chamber, TLD, or film measurement as directed by the Medical Physicist.

  • Intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy procedures and in the subsequent manual and/or computer calculation of the dose distributions of these treatments.

  1. Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Bachelors Degree, preferred.

  • Knowledge of Dosimetry as normally acquired through the successful completion of an accredited Medical Dosimetry program.


  • Minimum of one (1) year of On-the-Job-Training in Medical Dosimetry under the supervision of a Board Certified Medical Physicist, required.

  • Certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board within two (2) years from Date of Hire.