FULL TIME 40 HOURS PER WEEK, DAY SHIFT M-F
DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITAL RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Apply ionizing radiation to the patient (inclusive of pediatric, adult,
and geriatric populations)
in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation
Oncologist and under the
general supervision of the Chief Therapist.
Deliver accurately the prescribed planned course of radiation
therapy with minimal supervision.
*Check prescription, diagnosis,
chart and patient identification.
*Explain procedure to patient,
means of communication during treatment and procedure to follow if
emergency arises during
Oncologist's advice to patient regarding reactions to treatment and
*Prepare room and equipment for patient according to
prescription regarding immobilization devices, field size, treatment
distance, lead protection
*Transfer patient safely
to treatment couch, giving special care to catheters, intravenous
*Check daily treatment time and delivers prescribed
*Maintain visual and audible communication with the patient
*Maintain patient markings.
for unusual reactions and events and report accurate information to the
nursing staff and/or
safety measures for patient and personnel.
Assist in tumor localization procedures,
preparation of immobilization devices, etc.
Assist in dosimetry
procedures (i.e. Prescription calculations).
Obtain weekly port
films and present such at chart rounds for review by Radiation Oncology
Assume weekly on- call status on a rotation basis.
(Applies to Duke staff therapist only)
Perform and document
daily accelerator warm-up and QA procedures.(DRH and
Maintain records of daily treatment and other records as
required by department quality assurance and quality improvement
Perform mold room duties.(DRH and
Secure and maintain supplies.
Secure x-ray and lab
reports as needed.
Report erratic operation of equipment to
Chief Radiation therapist, Radiation Physicist and/or Medical
Particpate in departmental PI (Performance
Assist in the hiring and orienting of
Attend weekly QA rounds, monthly therapy
meetings, and educational in-services.
and hospital policies and procedures into care provided.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge in principles, practices and procedures involved in the
operation of ionizing
radiographic and radiation therapy
Knowledge of the human anatomy and proper positioning of
the patient to provide treatment as prescribed.
administer CPR in a medical emergency.
Satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiology technology and a 12 month course in radiation therapy technology; or Satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiation therapy technology; or Registered nurse who has satisfactorily completed a 12-month course in radiation therapy technology; or Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in radiation therapy.
One year clinical training in Radiation Therapy.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current licensure as required by state or national authority and/or certification or board eligible in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiology Technology. Maintain ARRT certification in radiation therapy with a minimum of documented 12 hours of continuing education.
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