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Radiation Therapist - Oncology

Carle

Carle

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
The Radiation Therapist applies ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
College Diploma Radiation Therapy

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) license and Basic Life Support (BLS). Must be credentialed in Radiation Therapy Technology by the ARRT or registry eligible.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Good communication skills to interact effectively with patients, patient families, and other staff. Ability to perform highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations, and exercise of independent judgement. Ability to supervise radiation therapy students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Accurately delivers the planned course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision. Verifies patient information and prepares the treatment room and equipment.
  • Monitors patient's condition while undergoing treatment, recognizing signs of treatment complications and alerting the physician or nurse if needed.
  • Explain procedure to patient, means of communication during treatment, and procedure to follow if emergency arises during treatment. Reinforce Radiation Oncologist's advice to patient regarding reactions to treatment and their care.
  • Perform quality assurance checks on all treatment plans prior to treatment.
  • Perform image fusion daily on patients treatment (when applicable), verifying the planned treatment field matches the area of interest for treatment.
  • Perform custom immobilization, through fabrication of patient specific immobilization devices, to accurately align patients for daily radiation therapy.
  • Follow principles of Radiation protection for patient, self, and others.
  • Conduct daily Quality Assurance checks on Radiation delivery equipment.



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