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Registered Radiation Therapist (5K Sign On Bonus)

Company: Valley Health
Location: Winchester
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Who We AreValley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region's largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.What You Will Do:Provides daily care of cancer patients, including accurate interpretation and delivery of radiation treatments in accordance with the prescription & instruction of the radiation oncologist. Performs simulations and provides clinical instruction for radiation therapy students. In addition, Radiation Therapist will be required during Brachytherapy procedures, on-call and treatment scheduling. Must be able to assist in treatment planning procedures including tumor localization and dosimetry. Triage sick patients to nursing for evaluation. Ability to perform daily and other QA (quality assurance) protocols. These varying positions may require mandatory overtime and shift work.Responsibilities:Checks prescription, diagnosis, chart, patient identification, etc. Schedules patients and explains procedure for pre-treatment and post-treatment. Answers questions and reassure patient. Interfaces with physicist, and dosimetrist at initiation of treatment. Acts as liaison with supportive care physicians, nurses and social workers. Keeps lines of communication open with doctors, therapists, RN's and dosimetrists. Prepares room and equipment for patient according to the prescription, immobilization devices, field sizes, treatment devices, distance, lead (Pb) protection devices, etc. Takes and checks images of all treated areas; process and file same. Transfers patients to treatment couch. Is aware of I.V.s, etc. Maintains visual and audible contact with patient during treatments. Maintains patient markings. Changes these according to physician direction. Reinforces recommendations given to the patient by the physician, dietitian, etc., concerning reaction to treatment and care of the radiated area (dressing, hygiene, etc.), prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects. Changes dressings as necessary. Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events. Reports to the designated personnel and assists in emergency treatment. Observes radiation safety measures for patient and personnel. Checks charges daily for accurate billing and documents treatment doses accurately. Treats patients with original electronic chart at ALL TIMES. Checks name and date of birth along with treatment area and records in the daily timeout. Takes time to set up IMRT and 3-D patients properly in CT. Makes proper immobilization devices for 2-D, 3-D, and IMRT patients. Documents proper set-up instructions. Documents all pertinent information for dosimetry calculations in charts. Updates simulation manual as required Reviews documents for the following day simulations. Cuts and prepares blocks.What You Will Bring:EducationCompletion of an accredited program in Radiation Therapy and registration through A.R.R.T.Certification & LicensuresBLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart 'Healthcare Provider' (HCP) - AHA approved required *

  • New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.QualificationsAnalytical ability to set up equipment properly, and position and align patients and equipment to very close tolerances and recreate such positions on a daily basis requiredInterpersonal skills necessary to explain therapy and treatment programs to patients to allay apprehensions and elicit their cooperation requiredStrong skills to effectively communication with physicians/staff/physicist requiredAbility to communicate with and provide care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients requiredWhat You Will Get:
    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Health Insurance
    • Paid Time Off
    • Wellness Program
    • Tuition Assistance
    • Retirement Plan
    • Life Insurance*some benefits are subject to change due to job statusWe celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.EOECriminal Background ChecksVA State Police3rd party Background CheckFLSA ClassificationNon-exemptGrade155Physical Demands13 A ImagingINDD2

Keywords: Valley Health, Germantown , Registered Radiation Therapist (5K Sign On Bonus), Healthcare , Winchester, Maryland

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