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Radiation Therapist - FT, Days

Company: Prisma Health
Location: Greenville
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.Job SummaryUnder general supervision, the Radiation Therapist performs simulations and radiation therapy treatments as directed by the Radiation Oncologist in accordance with established polices and procedures of Prisma Health. The Radiation Therapist is responsbile for interpreting the treatment plan, administering safe and accurate radiation therapy treatments, performing simulations, maintaining accurate setup and treatment records, ensuring proper charge capture/billing documentation, and scheduling with the patient's needs in consideration to optimize workflow and efficiency.Accountabilities

  • Accurately interpret and deliver prescribed courses of radiation therapy. Prepare treatment room and equipment according to the prescription and simulation, verifying parameters. Acquire and analyze radiographic images for precise treatment volume alignment, patient positioning, and image quality. - 30%
  • Maintain appropriate simulation and treatment delivery records and data. Perform daily charge capture and billing documentation review. - 10%
  • Ensures that appropriate clinical skills are learned and maintained to support simulation and treatment delivery. - 5%
  • Execute morning quality assurance (QA) procedures and warm-up on both simulation and treatment machines and devices. Report any deviations from accepted tolerances to manager and/or physics. - 5%
  • Adhere to departmental and organizational policies, procedures, and standards of care. Ensure all regulatory, state, and accrediting agency standards and requirements are maintained. Complies with organizational training requirements. - 5%
  • Participate in the department's quality assurance programs and in continuous quality improvement initiatives. Observe radiation safety measures for patients and team members. - 5%
  • Perform both clinical and computed tomography (CT) based simulations to aid in tumor localization as indicated by the radiation oncologist. Fabricate immobilization and treatment devices to ensure reproducibility and accurate treatment delivery. Prepares and administers contrast agents as prescribed. - 20%
  • Participate in call duties for emergent and non-emergent clinical situations, aids in mold-room tasks, and other duties, as assigned. - 5%
  • Support training and oversight of radiation therapy students within the guidelines of their respective program and in accordance with department policies. - 5%
  • Monitors and assesses patients during course of treatment for any reactions and/or changes in physical or mental performance. Reports any changes to the appropriate level of care for further assessment. Provides patient education and reinforces advice given to the patient by the physician and other care team members regarding skin care, diets, and/or reactions to treatment or care. - 10%Minimum EducationAssociate's Degree and successful completion of an accredited Radiation Therapy programMinimum ExperienceNo previous experience requiredRequired Certifications/Registrations/Licenses
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) License or Board Eligible
    • South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA) LicenseKnowledge, Skills, Abilities
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and professional behaviors. - Required
      • Ability to work independently and exercise sound clinical judgement in the application and delivery of ionizing radiation. - Required
      • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, priorities, volumes, work environments, and schedules while maintaining a high degree of focus and attention to detail. - Required
      • Prior experience in a progressive radiation oncology department. Knowledge of special procedures including, but not limited to: SRS, SRT, SBRT, SGRT, pediatric and adult anesthesia cases, TBI, craniospinal (CNS), and brachytherapy procedures. - PreferredWork ShiftDay (United States of America)LocationCancer Centers - EastsideFacility1008 Greenville Memorial HospitalDepartment10537150 Radiation Therapy-CIEastShare your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Keywords: Prisma Health, Greenville , Radiation Therapist - FT, Days, Healthcare , Greenville, South Carolina

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