Technical standards for Medical Dosimetrists

  • Demonstrate oral and written proficiency in the English language, including the ability to read, interpret and apply written instructions (treatment charts, notes, records, technical publications, equipment manuals, etc.).
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, fellow students, physicians, and all members of the health care team.
  • Maintain intellectual and emotional stability and maturity under stress while also maintaining appropriate performance standards.
  • Lift 30 pounds of weight (treatment cones, blocks for treatment, ancillary aids), including the ability to lift such heavy items overhead up to 6 feet.
  • Push a standard wheelchair from the waiting room to the treatment room, and move immobile patients from a stretcher to a treatment or diagnostic table.
  • Possess sufficient audio acuity to perceive and interpret audio signals from equipment during treatment or treatment planning.
  • Possess sufficient visual acuity--corrected to 20/20--to observe patients and equipment operation during treatment or treatment planning; have adequate perception of depth and color; and be able to view computer monitors for extended periods.
  • Grasp complex three-dimensional spatial relationships.
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to carry out all aspects of medical dosimetry procedures.