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Radiation Therapist

Company: Ascension
Location: Flint
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

DetailsDepartment: Radiation OncologySchedule: Full time/Day Shift-Monday-Friday,8:30am 5:00pmHospital: Ascension Genesys Radiation OncologyLocation: Flint, MIBenefitsPaid time off (PTO)Various health insurance options & wellness plansRetirement benefits including employer match plansLong-term & short-term disabilityEmployee assistance programs (EAP)Parental leave & adoption assistanceTuition reimbursementWays to give back to your community*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.ResponsibilitiesUnder general supervision and according to established policies and procedures administers prescribed therapeutic doses of radiation, positions the patients as appropriate, prepares the treatment room(s) , explains the procedures to patients, monitors the patient during therapy procedures. Observe radiation safety standards, taking and developing simulation and port films, maintaining appropriate patient files and records. Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to care for the age group(s) served. Performs others related duties as requested by authorized personnel.The Radiation Therapist reviews patient charts, establishes patient identification and prepares the radiation therapy equipment and treatment areas. Informs patients regarding procedures involved with their radiation therapy treatments.The Radiation Therapist administers the radiation in proper dosage with the accordance with the prescription of the Radiation Oncologist; selects appropriate technical factors by reviewing patient therapy records which include determining proper machine set-up radiation exposure dose and time and positioning equipment and patient to ensure accurate and effective therapy treatments and utilize various immobilization devices as required.Observe patient(s) during their radiation treatment schedule for any possible side effects and notify the Radiation Oncologist as appropriate.Develop simulation and port films and marks appropriately; maintains simulation and port films files; practice sterile techniques when required; ensure that equipment and treatment rooms are properly maintained; notify supervisor and or medical physicist of equipment problems; obtains and returns supplies while keeping therapy stocked; keeps current regarding new technology, techniques and methods.Actively participate in continuing education requirements.Essential Functions:Administer, review and interpret treatment plan/prescription for accuracy.Documents all relevant data.Assess the health status and care needs of the patient.Acquire necessary health status information.Review patients charts during daily treatments and weekly with appropriate health care team members atchart rounds.Define and outline treatment sites in simulation process either on the Simulator or Linear Acceleratorduplicating geometric parameters as appropriate.Design and fabricate patient immobilization, positioning, boluses and blocking devices as needed.Schedule procedures according to priority.Maintain schedules according to established policies and procedures.Inspect and report all malfunctions of treatment and simulator equipment, safety locks and monitoringequipment.Perform daily quality assurance checks on therapy equipment as directed by the Medical Physicist.Observe patients during radiation therapy procedures and reports and change in patient condition, psychological or physiological to the Radiation Oncologist or appropriate personnel.Maintain knowledge of current treatment modalities and trends.Working Conditions:Normal patient care environment working with Oncology patients; occasional exposure to patients withpossible infectious diseases.Minimal exposure to radiation when established safety procedures are followed.Orientation Requirements:Must attend Health System new hire orientation and six (6) month in-department Radiation Oncologyorientation.The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on file in the Human Resources Department will be considered theofficial job description.RequirementsLicensure / Certification / Registration:Technician Radiologic Technologist specializing in Radiation Therapy credentialed from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.Education:Requires successful completion of a Radiation Therapy program of study sufficient to meet requirements of Radiation Therapist registry.Work Experience:Possess analytical skills necessary to provide accurate radiation treatments, interpret physicians prescriptions for such treatment, effectively duplicate the treatment plan and provide accurate care instructions to patients.Must possess and demonstrate the necessary discretion in dealing with confidential information, communication skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy and dependability to perform al duties of the position Must have the ability to establish and maintain rapport with patients, families,employees, physicians, supervisors and contacts external to the health system.Additional PreferencesNo additional preferences.Why Join Our TeamAscension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 134,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerAscension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) poster.As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.Pay Non-Discrimination NoticePlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.by Jobble

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