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Radiation Therapist, Centerville, Englewood, Middletown, Troy, OH


Organization: Dayton Physicians Network
Category: Professional
Location: Centerville, Englewood, Middletown, Troy, OH
Date Job Posted: December 3, 2021
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Radiation Therapist

Description

Are you looking to expand your career as a Radiation Therapist? Dayton Physicians Network is looking to add a Radiation Therapist to our network.

Full and Part Time positions available.

Summary:

The Radiation Therapist provides safe and effective delivery of radiation treatment as prescribed by the physicians and documents patient’s daily statistical information.

DPN Core Value Expectations:

The CARES model reflects the principles that guide our day-to-day behaviors; our decisions, our actions, and our relationships with each other and with the patients and families we serve. All DPN employees are expected to embrace and demonstrate the following:

  • COMPASSION: we show compassion for others
  • ACCOUNTABILITY we hold ourselves accountable for our actions
  • RESPECT: we show respect for others
  • EXCELLENCE: we strive for excellence in all that we do
  • SERVICE: we provide outstanding service to our patients, team members and community.

Additionally, as DPN is a service-oriented organization, All DPN employees are expected to embrace and demonstrate the following when interacting with patients, employees and other customers:

  • Smile, make eye contact and greet with energy!
  • Restate what you are hearing. Listen patiently and compassionately to complaints. Our patients and families are likely going through a difficult time.
  • Irritability on their part is not about you.
  • Give full attention. Turn away from the computer screen and face the person you are conversing with.
  • Explain any potential delays in service and provide frequent updates.
  • Empathize (feel empathy for someone)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates the linear accelerator and delivers on a planned course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision and monitors the accuracy of delivery;
  • Positions patient according to setup instructions determined in the simulator, using special devices where applicable;
  • Reports any unusual reactions or patient concerns to the physician, withholding treatment if deemed necessary by the physician;
  • Checks daily treatment record for special instructions or procedural changes (ex: makes appropriate changes if a port film is rejected);
  • Thoroughly educates patients and/or family on the radiation therapy procedures the patient will receive;
  • Performs a “Time Out” to make sure the correct patient is being treated;
  • Performs a “Chart Check” prior to any new treatment fields: verifies the prescription has been approved and all pertinent treatment information is accurately documented;
  • Takes photographs of set-ups when applicable and documents them in Aria;
  • Maintains daily treatment schedule, ensuring efficient patient flow;
  • Notify appropriate personnel for transportation arrangements when necessary;
  • Checks billing daily to ensure the correct physician and codes have been sent through;
  • Performs simulation in accordance with simulation policy & physician’s instructions;
  • Performs imaging procedures prescribed by the physician; makes any changes requested but the physician if a film is rejected;
  • Performs daily quality assurance check on the machine each morning: document all parameters and notify physics if any parameters are out of range;
  • Follow all radiation safety measures for patient and personnel as specified by the radiation safety officer;
  • Notify appropriate personnel when equipment is in need of repair or when supplies run low;
  • Follow all health care privacy and safety rules and adheres to Dayton Physicians Core Values;
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Not applicable

Required Education and/ or Experience:

High school diploma and Graduate of AMA approved school in radiation therapy and must have a current Ohio Department of Health Radiologic license and current ARRT license. Position preferred 2-3 years previous Radiation Therapy Technician experience. CPR certification required.

General Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience working with a Practice Management system.
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of this position to provide excellent customer service to both our internal and external stakeholders.

Physical/ Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to assist patients, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The position requires regular lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Environmental/ Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Patient care and non-patient care environments requiring frequent contact with office staff and physicians. Work may be stressful at times. The employee is exposed to radiation, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and personal protection is required. Radiation exposure will be monitored by film badge for exposure.

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