Jan 21, 2022

Dosimetrist - Radiation Oncology, Casual, Days

  • Northwestern Medicine
  • McHenry, IL, USA

Job Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


Scheduled as needed, providing backup coverage to team. Listed as .1FTE/4 hours a week, 1 shift every pay period.

The Dosimetrist is responsible for developing computer generated radiation dose distributions, calculating radiation dose treatment times or monitoring unit settings to deliver prescribed radiation to a defined tumor volume as prescribed by the radiation oncologist. At the direction of the Medical Dosimetry Manager, and on a regular basis, the Dosimetrist will conduct quality assurance reviews, conduct quality checks on various equipment.


Education: Graduate of a Medical Dosimetry school or a certified radiation therapist with 2 or more years on the job training as a Medical Dosimetrist. Preferred: Bachelors degree preferred, specifically in Radiation Therapy, Math, or Physics. Special Skills: Technical problem solving. Provide excellent care for all patients, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or religion. Ability to work flexible hours (and travel for educational/training purposes) if needed. Excellent computer skills, including use of CMS,Eclipse or, Tomo Therapy ; and proficient in Microsoft Office products; PeopleSoft a plus. Teaching and coaching skills. Licensure: Board certified preferred, and if not, must be board eligible. If not certified, certification as a Medical Dosimetrist by the MDCB is required within 3 years of becoming a Medical Dosimetrist at our facility.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.