Oregon Health & Science University

Medical Dosimetrist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Radiation Medicine
Salary Range
$67.32 - $92.43 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Come work at Oregon's #1 ranked hospital!

OHSU is more than Oregon's only comprehensive academic health center. It’s an entire community of people dedicated to a single cause. Each of us are here to improve the health and well-being of people in Oregon, and beyond. Our core values of quality, service, transparency and diversity are essential in what we do, but ultimately important because of why we are here. We are here to serve. We are here to innovate. We are here to lead. We are looking forward to the dynamic impact you will make by joining OHSU.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Radiation Physics, the Dosimetrist is a member of the treatment planning team. The Dosimetrist is familiar with the technical characteristics and operation of the radiotherapy platform and has training/expertise necessary to design, develop and implement radiotherapy plans by means of computer and/or manual computation. The Dosimetrist supports and implements safe patient care practices, and is cognizant of and supports the Hospital and the department’s mission statements.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Consults with Radiation Oncologists, Physicists and Radiation Therapy Technologists to determine appropriate patient-specific techniques to optimize treatment for the intended outcome, be it curative or palliative.
  • Coordinates treatment simulations, import of simulation data to treatment planning software, and tumor localization utilizing CT and other imaging modalities for treatment planning.
  • Generates plan(s) for 2D/3D/IMRT and stereotactic radiation treatments under the supervision of the physicist. When indicated, may require multiple versions or re-planning to account for changing conditions.
  • Coordinates with Radiation Physicists and Radiation Therapy Technologists in the proper implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Assists in routine QA of patient’s treatment record, including compliance with requests for such information made by outside centers, and integrating such information from outside centers into patient records.
  • Assists in the treatment planning education of residents, dosimetry students, radiation therapy technology students, medical physics graduate students.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Dosimetry Program
  • One year of clinical experience following CMD certification and performing radiation therapy treatment planning.
  • Competent with Department's current treatment planning software package(s): Eclipse, Brainlab, Tomotherapy, MiM, Mosaiq, Eye Plaque planning, HDR planning.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety.
  • Certification in Medical Dosimetry through the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD).
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in Medical Dosimetry
  • 1 year as a Medical Dosimetrist
  • Perform treatment planning, knowledge of treatment planning simulation and imaging modalities
  • Certified Medical Dosimetrist

Additional Details

This position comes with fabulous benefits! Highlights include:

  • Vacation - up to 208 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 64 hours per year for full-time employees
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • OHSU is a non-profit organization, so we qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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