The successful candidate:
-Delivers radiation treatment according to written prescription and treatment plan. Ensures safety in patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment administration. Treatment delivery includes identifying correct patient, escorting patient to treatment room, assisting patient onto treatment table, positions patient for treatment, delivers radiation from the control room and assists the patient in exiting the treatment room.
-Provides and ensures an environment of caring, concern and support for patients, visitors, medical staff and co-workers on a consistent basis.
-Assures the quality treatment delivery through the complete and accurate documentation of treatment records. Recognizes deviation from prescribed treatment. Deliver and reports all deviations to the Chief Therapist and/or Physicist.
-Uses effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills to provide explanations for treatment and related procedures. Explains treatment procedures to patient and/or family. Refers medical questions to approptiate personnel. Responds effectively to patient concerns. Observes patients for expected and unexpected reactions to treatments and communicates this to appropriate staff members. Reinforces patient education/side effect managemnt information and indicates non-compliance to medical nursing staff.
-Under the direction of a radiation oncologist, takes localization radiographs according to planned treatment delivery. Assists physician or nurse in the administration of contrast agents used during treatment localization. Performs measurements for use during treatment calculation. Collects and documents data acquired during the simulation procedure. Accurately inputs treatment-related date into the verify and record system.
-Assists as needed in all treatment-related procedures, including making of electon blocks, transporting patients, performing simulations, charge capture, reviewing charts and ordering supplies.
-Performs and documents daily and weekly QA activity for assigned equipment. Documents findings outside the range established by Department or Physicist. Notifies Chief Therapist immediately of findings outside the normal range of operations. Participates in programs to measure and improve the quality of care within the department.
-Assists with training of Radiation Therapy students.
-Must adhere to all federal and state regulations.
-Other duties as assigned.
Cabrillo Radiation Oncology Medical Center
Education and experience:
-Associates degree is required. Completion of a formal radiation therapy technology program required.
-1+ year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
-State license required. Prefer certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Prefer current CPR/ First Aid Certificate.
Oncure Medical Corp. - 11 months ago