Job Details

  • Title

    Radiation Therapist – Radiation Oncology

  • Category

    Therapists

  • Department

    Radiation Therapy (ELCCC)

  • Schedule

    Per-Diem

  • Shift

    Day

  • Location

    Eisenhower Medical Center
    Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • The radiation therapist follows the prescription plan and delivers radiation therapy to the patients as ordered by the physician. Working collaboratively with the front office staff, the radiation oncology nurse, the physicists and dosimetrist, the primary purpose of this job is to ensure every patient is given accurate, precise, and high quality treatment in an emotionally healing environment. The therapist is responsible for providing support as appropriate in all aspects of the treatment of the patient ensuring a smooth transition from each phase of the treatment process.
  • Reports to
    • Manager, Radiation Therapy
  • Supervises
    • None
  • Ages of Patients
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Minimal/ No Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: 2 years Diagnostic School Program +1 yr. Therapy or graduate of RT Program
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: A.R.R.T. Registered, CRT within 90 days, American Heart Association BLS
    • Experience
      • Preferred: 1-3 years direct experience and experience in treating acute patients
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Deliver accurate radiation therapy treatments with high technical quality using proper set-up and calculation parameters.
    • Responsible for processing and subsequent filming of orthogonal/port films prescribed by physician, obtaining port films in accordance with the department portal vision protocols.
    • Maintain and update scheduling for new patients and current treatment times, simulations, conedowns, offcord treatments, etc. Notify appropriate team members related to changes or questions.
    • Utilize proper safety procedures, body mechanics and lifting techniques when dealing with patients and equipment, reporting any malfunctions and safety incidents to director or lead therapist immediately. Ask for help when needed.
    • Simulate patients and design custom blockings. Selection and correct placement of immobilization devices, customized blocks and optimize patient comfort in a manner than can be reproduced each time.
    • Perform calculations utilizing computer to assure accuracy.
    • Maintain appropriate charges for radiation therapy.
    • Maintain a clean and neat work area (i.e., stocks supplies and linen in rooms when needed, disinfects used equipment frequently, utilizes all down time as needs arise). (Asks lead, team members and /or Director if they can help). Demonstrates good time management.
    • Daily Q.A. of treatment machines, simulator, and CT Scanner to obtain expected values and reports any deviation to physicist immediately.
    • Makes team effort to chart, check, file, stock rooms, check for supplies and is sensitive to and willing to flex "out" when needed.
    • Identifies and shares with Director/co-workers opportunities for improving patient and guest satisfaction.
    • Attends weekly chart rounds and actively participates when appropriate.

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