Radiation Therapist

Medbest MedicalManagement Inc   Verona, NY   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 21, 2024
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Radiation Therapist

Department of Radiation Oncology is hiring a full time Radiation Therapist at our brand-new facility in Verona NY. This position will consist of:

  • Deliver prescribed dose of radiation according to physician prescription and treatment plan as directed by the Radiation Oncologist
  • Perform CT Simulation procedures in preparation of patient treatment plans
  • Determines the impact of therapeutic interventions on the patient's condition and recognizes the patient's progress towards meeting the desired outcomes
  • Performs operation of the therapeutic equipment, proper patient positioning, use of treatment devices, monitoring of the patient during the procedure and related clerical duties
  • Document treatment delivery and verify recorded dose with ARIA
  • Report near miss's and/or misadministration's per department policy
  • Perform accurate charge capture to reflect procedures and treatments provided
  • Comply with patient safety standards to included procedure verification, time out, patient consent
  • Monitors patients clinical progress and refers patients to medical or nursing staff for appropriate intervention; recognize radiation reaction and report reactions to nurse and/or Attending Physician
  • Report patient concerns and missed treatment appointments to Attending Physician; Demonstrate compassion and sensitivity to the unique needs of the oncology patient
  • Participate in department and/or Upstate quality initiatives
  • Performs daily equipment warm-up and quality assurance procedures
  • Evaluates and assesses treatment machine operations; recognizes machine malfunctions and reports them to Chief Therapist and Medical Physicist
  • Ability to perform procedures regarding quality assurance, emergency shutdown and guidelines that pertain to the operation manuals for equipment
  • Adhere to strict radiation safety guidelines and department policy when performing radiation therapy treatment and imaging
  • Meets and adhere to internal quality controls, organizational standards, department policies and procedures
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with all members of the health care team, patients, and families with effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of quality improvement, patient satisfaction and a Patient First philosophy
  • Maintain CPR certification and RT License; Assists in training and evaluation of student therapists when necessary
  • Assist other members of the office department, which may include briefly covering the front desk, rooming a patient, answering the phones, etc.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be a team player
  • Provide coverage to other clinical offices operated by Upstate Radiation Oncology, as needed
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate degree in Radiation Therapy or completion of American Medical Association approved certificate program; New York State licensure and RTT (Radiation Therapist Technologist) or eligible required. Current CPR certification through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is required.

Monday - Friday; 8:00-4:30 - Exact hours can vary based on patient volume.

Our benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance, eligibility for employer 401k funding after 1 year (3% quarterly/5% annual on vesting schedule), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, including vacation and personal time, paid sick leave, holidays and floating holidays.

G8: $29.87 - $46.99 Please note the salary information shown is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations.

If you’re interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our website at: https://careers.upstate.edu/jobs/search - search Job number #79751. MedBest is affiliated with and supports the mission of Upstate University Health System. EOE.

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