Radiation Therapist
Mary Greeley Medical Center - Ames, IA

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Responsible for performing the accurate delivery of prescribed ionizing therapeutic radiation to adolescent through geriatric patient populations, under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist, using a variety of complex techniques and equipment. Shares and coordinates key information through documentation and oral communication, with other members of the healthcare team.

Position Responsibilities:
Essential functions:
  • Implements prescription, and treatment plan as directed by the Radiation Oncologist
  • Determines the impact of therapeutic interventions on the patient’s condition and recognizes the patient’s progress towards meeting the desired outcomes
  • Operation of the therapeutic equipment, proper patient identification, proper patient positioning, monitoring of the patient during the procedure, and related documentation.
  • Educate patients on procedures, skin care, side effects and nutrition
  • Observe patients for physical and emotional changes, side effects and nutrition needs
  • Performs simulation procedures and prepares immobilization devices for various body parts
  • Monitors patients’ clinical progress and refers patients to medical or nursing staff for appropriate intervention
  • Performs daily equipment warm-up and quality assurance procedures
  • Evaluates treatment machine operations; recognizes machine malfunctions and reports to physics as appropriate.
  • Adhere to strict radiation safety guidelines
  • Ability to perform procedures regarding quality assurance, emergency shutdown and guidelines that pertain to the operation manuals for equipment
  • Communicates clearly with all members of the health care team, patients, and families.
  • Adheres to quality and safety standards, organizational and departmental policies and procedures to promote positive patient outcomes.
  • Accurately complete and chart all simulation and treatment summaries, reports and documentations within the EMR.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other assigned duties.
Graduate of accredited school of Radiation Therapy.

Registered in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). Licensed by the State of Iowa as a Radiation Therapist.