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Administers individualized radiation therapy treatments to patients. Verifies treatment parameters and maintains necessary data. Evaluates patients daily.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Requirements
Two years training in an AMA approved school of Radiation Therapy Technology License/Certifications
ARRT registered or registry eligible
Mosaiq experience required
Preferred experience in Varin, Trilogy, Trubeam
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Evaluates and refers patient based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of records, and clinical data.*
With physician or RN approval, evaluates patient's response and intervenes in a timely manner, to ensure optimal patient outcome.*
Formulates, assesses and maintains schedule for daily radiation treatment patients.*
Delivers prescribed planned course of radiation therapy to patient, including but not limited to, side effects, number of fractions, doses, and planned follow up care.*
Maintains quality of portal verification on each patient according to department standards.*
Assists in tumor localization and dosimetry procedures.*
Performs simulation and simple dosimetry as required by unit.*
Implements patient plan of care and observes outcomes in accordance with unit standards.*
Teaches in accordance with patient / family learning style.*
Engages patient / family to foster commitment to comply with plan of care.*
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care.*
Maintains environment of care including Quality Assurance tests on a treatment machine and simulator, room preparation, and supplies.*
Communicates and works with cancer patients and their families, dealing with all aspects of difficult care, including but not limited to, nutrition, pastoral care, psychosocial, end of life, and family dynamics and refers appropriately.*
Proficient in use of the EMR and patient data management systems used in the radiation oncology department and manual records to accurately input changes, record treatments, and patient data.*
Documents ongoing status, treatments, patient response in a timely manner.*
Serves as a patient advocate
Anticipates needs of Physicians, staff, patient, and family
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment, and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care.
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census, and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.
Professional role model of all staff demonstrating ethical / legal / professional therapy process.
Maintains high skill level through ongoing education / meeting attendance.
Participates in weekly chart rounds as scheduled, and contributes needed information.*
Participates in holiday and weekend call backs as requested.
Complies with department policy and procedures.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
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