We are seeking a Radiation Therapist to join our team! You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of assigned patients.
The Radiation Therapist will be responsible for performing treatments, by utilizing the modern radiotherapy techniques, wedged filtration, arc rotations, tangential irradiation and extended field irradiation, according to the department standards.
Essential Functions :
Operates the linear accelerators and all specialization accessories inherent to each in accordance with the radiation oncologist's prescription and description and department standards.
Responsible for patient treatment schedules, for patient set-ups and for charting of radiation exposures.
Responsible for warm-up, simple preventative maintenance, and smooth functioning of linear accelerator.
Responsible for obtaining field film checks for any field changes for which localization films are considered necessary and review of same with radiation oncologist
Operates simulation equipment, records treatment parameters and physical dimensions, and prepares documentation for the treatment plan.
Exposes and develops x-ray, simulation, and portal verification films or instructs Radiation Therapy Assistant to perform these duties.
Prepares and uses patient immobilization devices and beam modifiers.
Performs simple dosimetric calculations, to be checked by the dosimetrist.
Demonstrates and maintains proper communications skills and have the ability to get along with the public, co-workers and supervisors.
Reports specific changes in or concerns about the patient's physical and mental status to the radiation oncology nurse and physicians.
Performs limited billing functions.
Collaborates effectively with physicians and patients.
Education: Requires a high school diploma, or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of a formal therapeutic radiological technology training at
an approved school, and meets requirements for registry by the ARRT in
Experience: Prefer at least (1) year of experience.
Certificate as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) in therapeutic technology from the State of California
Current BLS issued from the American Heart Association
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, regulatory documents, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively with patients and employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumferences and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to concentrate on details in a busy and distracting environment.
With more than 40 years of healthcare staffing experience, Nursefinders is in the business of helping our partners deliver quality care to their patients. As an AMN Healthcare company - the nation's largest provider of healthcare staffing services - we provide access to the largest network of nursing, allied health, and administrative.
We recently have digitized our staffing and have a Mobile Staffing Application which allows all nurses to pick up shifts at their convenience and leisure within just a few clicks. Ask us for more information!
Why Work Here?Nursefinders Staffing Division offers employment opportunities with a stable, innovative company in Health Care Staffing, one of the fastest-growing sectors of health care. With Nursefinders, you will be making a difference in people's lives. Whatever position you pursue, we give you the support and tools to accomplish your objective. With more than 40 years of healthcare staffing experience, Nursefinders is in the business of helping our partners deliver quality care to their patients. As an AMN Healthcare company - the nation's largest provider of healthcare staffing services - we provide access to the largest network of nursing, allied health, and administrative. We recently have digitized our staffing and have a Mobile Staffing Application which allows all nurses to pick up shifts at their convenience and leisure within just a few clicks. Ask us for more information!
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