Radiation Therapist Radiation Oncology..
About the Job
OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3806547
Desired Skills/Duties: Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health! This is what we were meant to do - Together! The Radiation Therapist administers the radiation to the patient throughout the treatment process, as a member of an interdisciplinary team of radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, nurses and support staff which plans and delivers the course of treatment. He/she provides patient care through the implementation of policies and procedures set for by Allison Radiation Oncology and SRMC. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assists in localizing tumors, participate in treatment planning and deliver high doses of ionizing radiation prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Maintain a high degree of accuracy and an awareness of safety issues. Remains sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of patients. Demonstrates an understanding of cancer, radiation biology, radiation therapy techniques, equipment technology, radiation safety and the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Uses professional judgment and critical thinking when assisting with treatment planning, recognizing and resolving equipment problems and treatment discrepancies. Anticipates patient needs and concerns and determines when treatment should be withheld until a physician can be consulted. Demonstrates competency to deliver optimal radiation therapy treatments to all patients, CT/Sim and conventional sim, HDR, Mold room, IMPAC, Portal Vision/View station, basic dose calculations, and billing procedures. Assists with Diagnostic CT as requested. Reviews patient treatment records and doses daily to ensure that treatment does not exceed prescribed dose or normal tissue tolerance. Determines when to contact the physician with patient side effects/questions. Determines the course of action for an emergency or problem situation. Verifies the patient has consented to the procedure. Addresses and documents patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure when appropriate. Refers questions about diagnosis, treatment or prognosis to the patient's physician. Provides information and instruction on proper skin care, diet and self-care procedures. Takes portal film according to established protocols. Reviews portal films and initiates changes as necessary. Verifies the accuracy of the patient setup prior to treatment delivery. Verifies treatment console readouts and settings prior to treatment. Checks patients' charts weekly. Documents diagnostic, treatment and VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals Equal Opportunity Employer minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity