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University of Rochester Radiation Therapist - 223495 in Rochester, New York

Radiation Therapist

Job ID

223495

Location

Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 SMH Radiation Oncology - Pluta

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Radiation Therapist will administer radiation therapy to cancer patients and work intimately with them preparing for therapy and subsequently monitoring their physical and psychological progress.

Duties:

Clinical & Patient Treatments

  • Delivers therapeutic doses of radiation and fulfills treatment plan on a day-to-day basis according to physician prescription through the use of a linear accelerator or high dose rate brachytherapy unit.

  • Marks ports, takes necessary measurements and documentation for treatment charts, and takes port films for review.

  • Accurately records and maintains electronic charting, treatment charts and records on a daily basis, including dose addition, prescription adjustments, port film documentation, diagrams, blocking, landmarks, and proper bill charges.

  • When working as a team with another therapist, acts as a double check.

  • Schedules and coordinates patient appointments.

  • Follows all quality control Procedures and assists physicist in daily quality control on treatment units.

  • Performs daily QA on the HDR unit and prepares HDR room prior to treatments.

  • Activates the IR-192 for each patient treated.

  • Observes policy and procedure regarding infection control in all areas including the treatment and changing rooms.

  • Monitors and refers patient to nurse or physician as necessary.

  • Observes all New York State Health Laws in regard to use of radiation emitters and equipment.

Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of formal radiation therapy technology education from an accredited program.

  • New York State licensure by the New York Department of Health

  • ARRT Certified

  • 12 CME credits per year

  • Knowledge of IMPAC software

  • Ability to operate linear accelerator

  • CPR Certified

  • EMR Efficiency

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to independently perform majority of duties; consults with radiation oncologist and medical physicist as required.

  • Knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the Pluta core values of people, excellence and teamwork.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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