Administers daily external beam therapy to patients. Accurately documents clinical progress and dosage consistent with established quality standards.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Plans and executes proper simulation, as designed by the physician, with assistance.
Understands and implements appropriate use of immobilization devices.
Provides and processes port films consistent with established quality standards.
Monitors patients for adverse reactions. Notifies physician and implements appropriate interventions, as directed.
Monitors effective functioning of equipment on a daily basis, reports malfunctioning to the physicist and/or manager. Oversees the daily warm up and safety checks on all equipment.
Adheres to general safety, infection control, and radiation safety standards; wears protective equipment as required.
Performs duties according to established standards for all age groups.
Confers with supervisor as needed to recommend changes, report problems, and provide feedback to improve patient care, technical quality, safety, and clerical functions.
Provides reassurance to patients and families, explains procedures, instructs regarding home care during treatment per physicians orders, and provides general information to patients and families.
Maintains current license and participates in applicable educational activities on a regular basis.
Graduate from an AMA approved program in Radiation Therapy Technology.
Must be able to interact smoothly and effectively with people and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to demonstrate calm, polite and flexible behavior under stressful conditions.
Due to physical demands of the position, must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Must not have any disciplinary actions within the past 12 months for promotion to this level.
Two years full-time clinical experience as a radiation therapist.
Must meet all CME requirements for State and ARRT.
Certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy. Current Maryland State License with current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands -
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.