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Radiation Therapist

Company: 21st Century Oncology
Location: Salinas
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Job Description:

PURPOSE: The Radiation Therapist coordinates, plans, and administers high quality and comprehensive age/disease appropriate radiotherapy to oncology patients of all age groups by utilizing equipment, computers, and established techniques to ensure a positive patient experience. Demonstrating radiation safety standards with patient and staff members is essential. 21st Century Oncology offers competitive wages and the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Prepare or construct equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, or protection devices.
    • Position patients for Simulation and Treatment with accuracy, according to prescription.
    • Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards.
    • Properly document simulations, treatments and patient care activities in the EMR.
    • Check radiation therapy and simulation equipment to ensure proper operation following established quality assurance and warm-up procedures.
    • Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others- ALARA.
    • Check for side effects, such as skin irritation, nausea, or hair loss to assess patients' reaction to treatment; notify appropriate staff (Lead/Sr. Therapist, Nurse or Physician)
    • Educate, prepare, and reassure patients and their families by answering questions, providing physical assistance, and reinforcing physicians' advice regarding treatment reactions or post-treatment care.
    • Perform documented chart reviews and reports issues to the Lead or Sr. Therapist.
    • Provide float coverage during idle time to other areas of operation. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Complies with and supports all company/departmental policies and procedures. Consistently exceeds a required level of performance. Acts as a positive role model in complying with all safety regulation governed by such agencies as OSHA and HIPAA. Demonstrates knowledge about utilization of proper equipment and body mechanics (lifting) consistently applies this knowledge and shares it with staff members. Promotes and emphasizes strong teamwork. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
      • Graduate of an approved School for Radiation Therapy.
      • ARRT Registered Technologist (T)
      • State licensed (mandatory where required)
      • Must be in good standing with all CE and license requirements.
      • CPR certified
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Keywords: 21st Century Oncology, Salinas , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Salinas, California

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