Lead Radiation Therapist - Bassett Cancer Institute
Bassett Healthcare - Oneonta, NY

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Under the direction of the Bassett Cancer Institute’s (BCI) Chief of Radiation Oncology, and the Radiation Oncology Manager, the Lead Radiation Therapist has overall responsibility for the technical services involving tumor localization and the administration of ionizing radiation.
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Must be proficient in the utilization of all Radiation Therapeutic and diagnostic equipment within the department of Radiation Oncology, and offer programmatic and staffing support for the BCI Chief Therapist in his/her absence.
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Accurately and efficiently reviews and/or administers daily prescribed Radiation Therapy treatments to patients assigned to the treatment unit at a speed consistent with patient scheduling.
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Adheres to Standard Operating procedures for BCI Radiation Oncology Department for treatment
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Adheres to Standard Operating procedures for BCI Radiation Oncology Department for billing & coding
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Gains proficiency in all aspects of billing/coding for radiation oncology practice.
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Familiarity with Varian and ARIA strongly preferred
Minimum Requirements:

Education/Qualifications:
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Graduate of accredited two year radiation therapy program.
Experience:
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Two years of demonstrated progressive satisfactory performance in the fundamentals of Radiation Therapy achieving additional competency in specialty areas. Four year degree may be substituted for experience.
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Licensure/Certificates:
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Must be registered in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
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Current New York State license.
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BLS certified.
Skills:
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Able to supervise therapists in their daily work, and communicate effectively with physicians, physicists, dosimetrists and others. Maintains superior knowledge of the equipment and processes involved in simulations and treatment deliveries. Plays a lead role in process improvement, safety and quality assurance within the department of Radiation Oncology. Adheres to all federal and state laws and regulations, as well as those represented by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Physical Requirements:
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Must be able to push/pull more than 50 lbs. and lift objects more than 100 lbs. with assistance. Able to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks such as positioning patient, recording all treatments administered, etc. Able to perform difficult manipulative tasks such as operation of treatment pendants and control panels. Able to perform tasks requiring eye-hand coordination such as operating the computerized treatment machine, utilizing beam directional devices etc. Able to perform tasks requiring arm-hand steadiness such as tattooing patients’ treatment areas etc. Able to stand for prolonged periods of time. Able to remain in an uncomfortable position for long periods of time such as bending to position templates for posterior treatment, reach over immobilization devices to position machine and patient etc. Able to move quickly within work area as needed to ensure patient safety and treatment. This includes assisting a patient who may become compromised during treatment, or within the treatment area (for example reposition patient who may be vomiting, perform CPR, etc.)

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