Job Description

Radiation Therapist 7640 #9326
Job #:  9326
Job Category:  Radiation Oncology
Job Type:  Per Diem
Shift Type:  Days
Facility: 
Department:  Radiation Oncology
Open Date:  03.11.22
Close Date: 
Qualifications: 
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of formal Radiation Therapy training in an AMA-approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Current American Heart Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Job Details: 

Start Date: 

Open Until Filled.

Qualifications: 

Education & Licensure

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of formal Radiation Therapy training in an AMA-approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Current American Heart Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Knowledge/Experience

  • Radiation Therapist must be able to work proficiently with Varian machines utilizing the latest treatment techniques including 3D Conformal, IMRT, IGRT, SRS/SBRT.
  • Ability to work independently and manage scheduling of all areas to include simulation and treatment
  • Extensive CT/Simulation experience in all areas of radiation therapy to include immobilization fabrication
  • Experience with clinical set ups and contours
  • Coordinate all aspects of treatment with different departments to include Physician/Physics/Dosimetry
  • Ability to understand dosimetry plans and calculations
  • Excellent computer skills related to basic office, record and verify, and EMR
  • High confidence level
  • Excellent patient care skills—must be able to access patient’s needs and use good judgment for requesting medical attention
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to assess different situations and implement suggestions or changes as needed
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and objectivity to patients, family and significant others of all ages

Duties & 
Responsibilities: 

Job Summary

The Radiation Therapist coordinates, plans, and administers high quality and comprehensive age/disease appropriate radiotherapy to oncology patients of all age groups by utilizing equipment, computers, and established techniques to ensure positive patient experience. Demonstrating radiation safety standards with patient and staff members is essential while following the code of ethics and practice standards set by the ASRT and ARRT.

Patients Served

This position is responsible for the following age groups of patients: adolescent, adult and geriatric.

Duties

  • Position patients for treatment with accuracy, according to prescription
  • Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards
  • Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Review prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification
  • Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others
  • Maintain records, reports, or files required, including such information as radiation dosages, equipment settings, or patients reaction
  • Conduct most treatment sessions independently, in accordance with long- term treatment plan and under the general direction of the patient’s physician
  • Enter data into computer and set controls to operate or adjust equipment or regulate dosage
  • Observe and reassure patients during treatment and report unusual reactions to physician
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Organizational Expectations

  • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization
  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention
  • Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience
  • Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities
  • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards
  • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization
  • Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements

Other Info: 

Functional Demands

Work area is well lighted and ventilated. Regularly exposed to the risks of blood borne and airborne diseases. Contact with patients in a wide variety of circumstances. Exposed to noise, chemicals, communicable diseases, and hazardous materials. Wears personal protective equipment as required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to handle or feel objects, or controls; each with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk or stand for extended periods, occasionally required to sit, balance; stoop, kneel or crouch.

Generally lifting objects not more than 25 lbs. and/or carrying objects weighing 10 lbs.

Job Posted: 

03/11/2022

Contact Name: 

Human Resources

Contact Phone: 

530.712.2137

Contact Email: 

hrrecruiting@orohosp.com

 

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