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Radiation Therapist II, 40 hours
Peabody, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Lahey Medical Center Peabody Category: Radiation Therapy & Oncology Job ID: JR21913 Date posted: 05/24/2023
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Work Shift:Day (United States of America)The Radiation Therapist, under the supervision of the Chief Therapist in collaboration with the Manager and Director of Cancer Services, performs according to the policies, philosophy and objectives of the Radiation Oncology Department and the hospital. Works cooperatively with the department and other services to create a system of quality health care.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
1) Applies principles of basic radiation physics interactions and protection.
2) Delivers accurately the prescribed planned course of radiation therapy treatment.
3) Checks prescription, diagnosis, chart and patient identification.
4) Administers prescribed or advised by a physician, ointments, drops or lotions specific to the Radiation Therapy.
5) Explains procedures to patients and means of communication during treatment.
6) Prepares room and equipment for patient according to patient set up.
7) Maintains and logs daily treatments in the patient’s records paper chart and ARIA.
8) Possesses knowledge of scheduling and billing procedures proficient in ARIA and navigating EPIC.
9) Utilizes QA programs to encompass all aspects of treatment delivery.
10) Understands the function of equipment, accessories and treatment methods including SRS, SBRT, Brachytherapy, Exac Trac, Surface Guided Imaging,
11) IMRT/IGRT and CT Simulator experience required.
12) Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
13) Maintains and provides annual documentation of required CEC credits for licensure.
14) Participates in specialty areas such as, but not limited to, Clinical Instruction of Radiation Therapy Technology Students, EBRT, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Participates in Departmental and Therapist Staff meetings and demonstrates ability to represent Therapists and provide technical support when called upon.
15) Attends SBRT, New Patient and SRS Conference.
16) Self manages during equipment failures and facilitates machine down procedures in a professional and safe manner. Documents treatment delivery information and records treatment variances using the appropriate incident reporting tool.
17) Self coordinates daily activities of schedule to ensure quality treatment delivery and maximum utilization of equipment and personnel. Instructs new therapists in the following areas: treatment protocols, quality assurance and improvement policies and practices. Works with Physician and Therapist staff to triage emergent cases and negotiate scheduling of patients.
18) Incorporates Lahey Clinics Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
19) Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies
20) Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
21) Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
22) Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
23) Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to customer service standards.
24) Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
25) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education and Annual Competencies.
26) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often nonrecurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
5. Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner
Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Program.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Must be registered by the ARRT and hold a valid MA License.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.
Experience: Minimum 5 years experience required.