at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
ChristianaCare is the one of the Mid Atlantic's largest academic health care providers and consists of 3 campuses: Wilmington, Newark and Union at Cecil County. Through our values of love and excellence, ChristianaCare is consistently identified as a regional center of excellence for cardiology, cancer and women's health services and ranked by US News & World as Best Hospital.
Under clinical supervision of the Chief, Radiation Therapist and the professional direction of a radiation oncologist performs various radiation therapy treatments and/or simulations at a technical level requiring minimal supervision of technical details.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Shows initiative in learning and leading new advanced technology within the department
Mentors less experienced radiation therapists
Actively participates in the clinical training of students from affiliated Radiation Therapy programs
Capable of independently performing linear accelerator morning warm-up
Consistently administers treatment safely and accurately through proper setup, positioning, machine preparation, and monitoring as planned and prescribed by the radiation oncologist
Consistently performs and documents pre-treatment assessments of reviewed orders, consent, correct laterality, correct site, treatment plan, patient -set-up, and signatures of dosimetrist, physicist, and radiation oncologist.
Keeps accurate documentation of treatment and/or CT delivery in patient record
Prepares and maintains scheduling of treatments, imaging procedures, simulations, transportation, and other related appointments.
Correctly charges patients for services rendered.
Performs daily time-out assessments prior to delivery of radiation treatment and/or CT scanning
Provides daily care and monitoring of patient's treatment tolerance, making necessary referrals.
Observes all safety rules for patients and staff per Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); follows principles of radiation protection
Observes hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Attends departmental meetings and inservice
Upon request, actively participates on committees.
Fabricates custom blocks and molds as needed under the direction of a physician, dosimetrist or physicist
Maintains a clean work environment.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including interpretation and communication of patient needs.
Consistently performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
Reports to management staff, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Effectively manages change and encourages innovation.
Collaborates with other members of the Radiation Oncology team, through demonstrated involvement and initiation in department operations.
Performs other related duties as required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma
Graduate of an accredited school of Radiation Therapy (CHEA, University-based)
Bachelor's Degree preferred
5 years of professional experience and/or employed a minimum of 3 years at Christiana Care Radiation Oncology
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Strong knowledge in the field of Radiation Oncology
Knowledge of radiation physics and biology
Strong knowledge of clinical techniques and procedures
Independent skills in all treatment modalities offered on linear accelerator radiation treatment machines
Strong knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Skill in math and science techniques
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in organization.
Proficient use of computers
Strong ability to properly operate all equipment.
Strong ability to assess the needs of the patient.
Strong ability to react positively in an emergency situation.
Board certification in Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT)
State of Delaware licensure as Radiation Therapist; Maryland License upon request
Experience using Varian radiation machine preferred.
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