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Radiation Therapist - Cancer Center Radiation Therapy HOPD - PRN

Company: Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Schedule:PRN - as needed, no guaranteed hours, not benefit eligibleShift:First Shift (Days - Less than 12 hours per shift) (United States of America)Weekly Work Schedule:7:45am-4:30pm As needed and variable.Job InformationExemption Status: Non-ExemptA Brief OverviewProvides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by Radiation OncologistEducation Qualifications Must have satisfactorily completed a 12 or 24 month Radiation Therapy Technology Program RequiredExperience Qualifications1 year Experience in a major cancer center or equivalent field. PreferredLicenses and CertificationsRadiation Therapist - ARRT RequiredBasic Life Support - BLS/RQI Required within 90 days of hireWhat you will doWorks as a liaison between patient, radiation oncologist and other clinical staff. Including Completing daily warm up on machines to ensure they are working properly prior to radiation administration and reports concerns to physicist and radiation oncologist.Acquire MV, KV, CBCT imaging of patient per directions of Radiation Oncologist to determine the exact location of the area requiring treatment. Operates the machine to treat the patient with radiation. Checks plan for approved prescription to make sure the machine will deliver prescribed dose of radiation to the appropriate area of the patient's body.Explains treatment plans to the patient and answers questions about treatment.Implements and delivers a planned course of treatment with high professional standards for patient positioning, immobilization, documentation and patient comfort. Administers treatment accurately and safely, verifying all treatment data according to departmental treatment procedures.Monitors and reports untoward/problematic symptoms, reactions, therapeutic responses, and incompatibilities to radiation oncologist.Follows safety procedures to protect the patient and themselves from overexposure to radiation.Monitors the patient to check for unusual reactions to the treatment.Documents detailed records of treatment.Constructs and/or prepares immobilization devices, beam directional devices and any other treatment aids, which facilitate treatment delivery.Fulfills call duties according to departmental call back policy, as requested.Withholds treatment when conditions warrant and consults with a Radiation Oncologist before proceeding.Serves as a source of support and encouragement for each individual patient and their families.Participates in weekly chart rounds with staff and physicians.Participates in all healthcare effectiveness studies whether hospital wide or departmental. Continually enhances his/her professionalism via collaborative activities that promote professional practice and teamwork of the staff. Participates in CT simulation procedures as per departmental policy and procedures, constructs/fabricates immobilization devices needed for precise treatment delivery.Interacts and evaluates honestly and fairly with all students placed within the department. Instructs appropriately and consistently, according to department treatment procedures, to benefit and advance the profession.Uses equipment/supplies correctly: o Examine machines to make sure they are safe and working properly. o Performs daily and periodic quality assurance checks and related tasks as per directions of Medical Physicist. o Is able to detect equipment malfunctions and take appropriate action. o Appropriately and safely operates all equipment.Required for All JobsComplies with all policies, standards, mandatory training and requirements of Stormont Vail HealthPerforms other duties as assignedPatient Facing OptionsPosition is Patient FacingRemote Work GuidelinesWorkspace is a quiet and distraction-free allowing the ability to comply with all security and privacy standards.Stable access to electricity and a minimum of 25mb upload and internet speed.Dedicate full attention to the job duties and communication with others during working hours.Adhere to break and attendance schedules agreed upon with supervisor.Abide by Stormont Vail's Remote Worker Policy and will review and acknowledge the Remote Work Agreement annually.Remote Work CapabilityOn-Site; No RemoteScopeNo Supervisory ResponsibilityNo Budget Responsibility No Budget ResponsibilityPhysical DemandsBalancing: Occasionally 1-3 HoursCarrying: Occasionally 1-3 HoursClimbing (Stairs): Rarely less than 1 hourCrouching: Rarely less than 1 hourEye/Hand/Foot Coordination: Frequently 3-5 HoursFeeling: Frequently 3-5 HoursGrasping (Fine Motor): Frequently 3-5 HoursGrasping (Gross Hand): Occasionally 1-3 HoursHandling: Occasionally 1-3 HoursHearing: Frequently 3-5 HoursKneeling: Rarely less than 1 hourLifting: Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbsOperate Foot Controls: Rarely less than 1 hourPulling: Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbsPushing: Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbsReaching (Forward): Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbsReaching (Overhead): Occasionally 1-3 Hours up to 50 lbsRepetitive Motions: Frequently 3-5 HoursSitting: Frequently 3-5 HoursStanding: Frequently 3-5 HoursStooping: Rarely less than 1 hourTalking: Frequently 3-5 HoursWalking: Frequently 3-5 HoursWorking ConditionsCombative Patients: Rarely less than 1 hourInfectious Diseases: Rarely less than 1 hourMechanical: Rarely less than 1 hourNoise/Sounds: Occasionally 1-3 HoursRadiant Energy: Rarely less than 1 hourRisk of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids: Rarely less than 1 hourRisk of Exposure to Hazardous Drugs: Rarely less than 1 hourStormont Vail is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to the philosophy and practice of providing equal opportunities for all employees and prospective employees, without regard to the following classifications: race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, uniformed service, disability or genetic information. This applies to all aspects of employment practices including hiring, firing, pay, benefits, promotions, lateral movements, job training, and any other terms or conditions of employment.Retaliation is prohibited against any person who files a claim of discrimination, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment act based upon the above classifications.

Keywords: Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka , Radiation Therapist - Cancer Center Radiation Therapy HOPD - PRN, Healthcare , Topeka, Kansas

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