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University of Rochester Radiation Therapist - Dansville, NY - 230367 in Rochester, New York

Radiation Therapist - Dansville, NY Job ID 230367

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 36 hours Grade 094 Radiation Oncology SMH - Dansville, NY

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY :

Provide radiation therapy services by contributing as an essential member of the radiation oncology treatment team through provision of total quality care of each patient undergoing a prescribed course of treatment. Demonstrates a level of mastery and expertise in the delivery of a wide variety of radiation treatment techniques and procedures and assumes increased responsibility for efficient patient flow and accurate execution of treatment plans.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION RECEIVED:

Performs duties under supervision of the Technical Director and Lead Therapists regarding patient treatments, set-up techniques and scheduling.

SIGNIFICANT DUTIES :

Clinical & Patient Treatments – 90%

  • Evaluate and assess treatment delivery components.

  • Provide radiation therapy treatment delivery services to cure or improve the quality of life of patients by accurately delivering a prescribed course of treatment.

  • Evaluate and assess daily the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of each patient to treatment deliver & refer patient for appropriate management when indicated.

  • Coordinate and meet multiple patient needs and requests and set priorities following DRO guidelines for appropriate patient care.

  • Participate effectively in a therapeutic team approach to provide optimum radiation therapy treatments.

  • Adapt to contingency planning in response to variables which influence work load and/or schedule.

  • Maintain a flexible stance toward patients, visitors and staff, as well s technology and bureaucracy.

  • Implement and deliver a planned course of external beam, STRS, STRT, TBI, or IMRT treatment.

  • Administer treatment accurately and safely; monitor and report untoward effects, reactions, therapeutic responses and incompatibilities.

  • Withhold treatment when conditions warrant and consult with a radiation oncologist before proceeding.

  • Accurately document details of treatment procedures, billing codes and maintain daily treatment records updating as often s required.

  • Apply principles of radiation protection at all times.

  • Take appropriate action with regard to real or potential radiation hazards.

  • Understand the function of equipment, accessories, treatment methods and protocols, and apply such knowledge appropriately.

  • Construct and/or prepare and utilize immobilization devices, beam directional devices and the like which facilitate treatment deliver.

  • Perform dosimetric calculations as requested and for emergency/on-call situations.

  • Monitor dose to normal tissues within the irradiated volume to assure that tolerance levels are not exceeded.

  • Create a climate for and establish a commitment to healing and/or improving quality of life.

  • Provide comfort measures and facilitate the preservation of patient self-image and dignity.

  • Serve as a source of support and encouragement for each individual patient and their families.

  • Monitor and interpret patient side effects and/or complications in order to create a management strategy that fosters prevention, healing and comfort.

  • Practice techniques which prevent the spread of disease to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and self.

  • Educate and prepare patients for procedures to gain desired result and minimize anxiety.

  • Identify and manage a patient crisis until physician assistance is available.

  • Take appropriate action in case of fire or other emergency situations to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.

  • Demonstrate respect for confidentiality of medical records and privileged knowledge.

  • Demonstrate respect for the “Patient’s Bill of Rights”.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and efficiently perform a consistently high quality of work.

  • Demonstrate good time management skills and assume appropriate division of duties when working with a team of therapists.

  • Adhere to all University standards, policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate level of expertise in the safe operation of all equipment specific to job requirements.

  • Maintain adequate supplies and linens in treatment rooms and patient changing rooms at all times.

  • Take initiative to assume additional responsibilities and lend support to coworkers.

  • Maintain general cleanliness and organization of treatment rooms and control area at all times.

  • Available for weekend and holiday duty on a rotational basis or as requested.

  • Input and check data in the ARIA system.

  • Input data and utilize Electronic Portal Imager/On Board Imaging/CT Imaging

  • Perform basic simulations as required for emergency/on-call situations.

    General QI/PI/CE activities 5%

  • Attend service team meetings as appropriate

  • Attend Chart rounds on a rotational basis.

  • Attend DRO, continuing education and other meetings as requested by supervisors.

    Quality Assurance 5%

  • Perform chart check prior to treating patient and on a routine basis.

  • Participate in QA/QI to ensure safe and accurate patient care.

  • Detect equipment malfunctions, take appropriate action and report to appropriate personnel.

  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly QA checks and related tasks as appropriate.

    REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • New York State licensure by the New York Department of Health, as per Article 35 of the Public Health Law.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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