Cosmetologist (Wig Fitter)

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 1 week ago(3/7/2018 10:43 AM)
Job ID
Allied Health
full time


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Boutique Technician provides Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fitting services and image recovery services and items in the areas of cosmetology, compression therapy, mastectomy and general rehabilitation to patients and families. Educates and assesses needs of patients and families on the different support programs and services available. Assists in the development and implementation of processes and support programs as they relate to appearance changes from treatment. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies regarding patient confidentiality and general program procedures.


  • Performs fittings and provides durable medical equipment items as medically necessary by physician orders.
  • Participates in providing support programs for such issues as hair loss, breast surgery, and compression therapy.
  • May provide beauty, image and hair services for all customers and customize hairpieces as needed.
  • Performs alterations and customizing for image recovery needs.
  • Prepares encounter forms and ensures all necessary paperwork obtained.
  • Documents visits and follows-up with clinical care team as necessary.
  • Ensures safe and clean environment and maintains equipment and supplies.
  • Adheres to all hospital and departmental infection control procedures.
  • Participates and develops educational seminars and meetings as indicated.
  • Performs coverage as needed for customer service and daily operations. 
  • Maintains high customer service standards set by the DFCI. Retail develops reputation for exceeding customer service expectations, which contributes to sales growth.


  • Licensed cosmetologist for State of Massachusetts and/or 3-5 years of cosmetology/DME fitting services preferred. May be required to attain a Certified Mastectomy Fitter certification from an accredited agency (BOC or ABC) to perform compression therapy or post breast surgery responsibilities.
  • Experience with cancer patients and rehabilitation processes required.
  • Must be able to work a 40+ hour flexible week to include some weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Must have strong human relation skills and the ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Sewing/tailoring skills are a plus.
  • Basic computer skills required.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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