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Radiation Therapist

Company: Beacon Health System
Location: South Bend
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*$2,500 Sign-On Bonus Available** Reports to the Director, Oncology Services. Responsibilities include optimum planning and treatment of the patient, including accurate simulation and application of ionizing radiation to the patient, in accordance with the instructions of the Radiation Oncologist, and listening and caring for the patient. Monitors and reports patient side-effects. *MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS** *MISSION: * We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
* *VALUES: * Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
* *SERVICE GOALS: * Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team. *Delivers a planned course of radiation therapy by: ** Reviewing the Radiation Oncologists prescription for treatment, simulator notes and physics calculations.
* Verifying the mathematical accuracy of the prescription.
* Accurately setting treatment units per prescription and physics calculations.
* Operating the treatment management computer to ensure correct settings for the correct patient.
* Observing the clinical progress of the patient undergoing radiation therapy, observing the first signs of complication and determining when treatment should be withheld until a physician may be consulted.
* Providing patient care and comfort essential to radiation therapy procedures.
* Positioning patient in accurate position for specific treatment as defined in simulation instructions.
* Filming ports to be treated prior to initial treatment and weekly thereafter, and reviewing films with Radiation Oncologist to ensure accuracy.
* Consistently monitoring patient while on the treatment table.
* Simulating and planning a prescribed course of treatment.
* Performs CT procedures for treatment planning.
* Performs ultrasound procedures for seed implants and daily set-ups.
* Assisting in the care and treatment of Pediatric patients.
* Assisting in HDR treatments.
* Constructing immobilization and beam-directional devices. ; *Maintains accurate records of treatment by: ** Entering treatments into treatment management computer system and scheduling next treatment.
* Logging all treatment doses and cumulative doses in patient chart, as well as any pertinent treatment notes.
* Completing appropriate quality assurance forms as determined by department policies. *Participates in department quality assurance programs by: ** Completing warm-up procedure daily and safety checks on units.
* Assisting the physicist in calibration of equipment, in quality assurance and in treatment planning procedures.
* Detecting equipment malfunctions; reporting same to the proper authority and knowing the safe limits of equipment operation.
* Applying the rules and regulations for radiation safety, detecting any radiation hazards and providing for appropriate public safety in the event of a radiation accident.
* Participating in the patient follow-up program and in recording statistical data.
* Participating in patient education procedures. *Maintains work area and general appearance of equipment by: ** Cleaning equipment on a regular basis.
* Keeping work area and treatment room clean and organized.
* Stocking and shelving supplies for treatment, simulation and block cutting rooms. *Education and Experience: *The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an accredited radiation therapy technology educational program and registration in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).*Knowledge & Skills: ** Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of radiotherapy modalities, function and utilization of equipment, use of all treatment accessories and treatment methods and protocols necessary in developing patient treatment tools and in the administration of prescribed radiation therapy.
* Requires ability to operate linear accelerators, high dose rate, CT for simulation and associated accessories, block manufacturing equipment, tattoo devices, camera, oxygen delivery systems/suction, crash cart, computers, calculators, etc.
* Demonstrates analytical skills necessary to read and interpret calculations used for the development and adaptation of patient treatment modalities.
* Demonstrates knowledge of related state and federal regulations necessary to ensure safety measures are met and/or exceeded.
* Demonstrates high level of communication skills necessary to interact effectively with patients, physicians and other team members. *Working Conditions: ** Patient care area requiring excessive walking, standing and the ability to communicate and visually monitor the patient during treatment.
* May be required to handle strong emotions concerning patients health, treatment, anger and prognosis.
* Flexible work hours and overtime may be required.
* Evening, weeke Location: Beacon Health System ยท Radiation TherapySchedule: Full-time, Day, M-F Days Job Type: Full-time Pay: $30.25 - $48.40 per hour Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Relocation assistance
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Medical specialties:
* Oncology
* 8 hour shift
Supplemental pay types:
* Signing bonus Work Location: One location

Keywords: Beacon Health System, South Bend , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , South Bend, Indiana

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