Providence On-Call Radiation Therapist in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology (0.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.
This is an On-Call (as needed) position supporting 3 treatment centers:
Clackamas Radiation Oncology Center - SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
Providence Portland Medical Center - NE Glisan
Providence St. Vincent - SW Barnes Road
Work schedule as On-Call will be Mon-Fri day shift, no nights or weekends. The Radiation Therapist generally sees the first patient at 7am and last patient done by 4pm.
We are seeking a Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology who will perform simulations and deliver therapeutic ionizing radiation to the patient as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist. Assist the physician and fellow employees to provide optimum care and treatment to the patients.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Responsible for keeping abreast of current technical trends and procedures used in the care and treatment of radiation therapy patients and the ability of applying such knowledge:
Participate in continuing education through attendance in appropriate meetings, conferences, classes and literature review
Actively communicate ideas, current techniques, meeting information, etc. to co-workers and radiation therapy students
Provide appropriate and understandable information to the adult and geriatric patient regarding health care and potential problems during radiation therapy
In cooperation with the nursing staff, Radiation Oncologist and other care providers, responsible for monitoring patients physical, emotional and psychological status during their course of treatment
Responsible for prompt and efficient patient scheduling:
Following turn-around standards, coordinates simulation and treatment planning sessions with machine start schedule
Coordinate daily treatment appointment according to specific treatment or patient needs leaving adequate time for technique being used
Prepare for treatment planning conference by ensuring that appropriate studies, lab work, planning films, etc. are available
Responsible for proficient and accurate performance in simulation:
Legibly completes appropriate paperwork and documentation in accordance with charting standards
Perform routine simulations with basic knowledge of proper positioning, filming, and acquisition of dosimetric information
Perform advanced simulation techniques in cooperation with the dosimetrist and/or physicist
Construct and utilize immobilization devices
Following procedural guidelines, constructs and verifies alignment of custom fabricated blocks
Independently operate simulation equipment in a safe and proper manner
Obtain imaging records / studies in accordance with departmental procedures
Schedule patients for simulation and first treatment in accordance with established standards, variation of standard needs physics approval
Operates and understands the function of the treatment machines, simulators and accessory equipment (i.e., block fabrication, immobilization devices, etc.):
In cooperation with physics, occasional checking of equipment for quality control (i.e., door interlocks, emergency off, beam output / constancy monitors, treatment device, etc.)
Identify and report any malfunctions and/or deficiencies to the appropriate staff member
With the Physicist and Bio-Med Engineer, coordinates and schedules routine preventive maintenance inspections and machine calibration
Responsible for maintaining treatment rooms, simulators, mold room and dark room in a safe, orderly, clean and well stocked manner
Responsible for accurate completion of daily patient statistics and charges following department standards
Complete work assignments in a timely manner and requests assistance as needed
Be accountable for on-going, active participation in the weekly treatment evaluation sessions (i.e. Chart Rounds):
Openly discusses specific and general patient problems, condition and concerns
Contribute to solution of treatment technique problems
In cooperation with the Lead Therapist, teaches, demonstrates and guides the radiation therapy students by means of clinical practice:
Assist in development and maintenance of up-to-date teaching procedures
Prepare written performance evaluations
Participate as requested in department Quality Assurance by conducting appropriate tasks and collecting statistics in an accurate, timely manner, any problems or discrepancies are reported immediately to supervisor
Be accountable for periodic on-call coverage (rotational basis) for emergent, after hours patient treatment
Adhere to the dress code policy of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Graduate of an AMA-approved Radiation Therapy Technology program
Registered or board-eligible, by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).
Current State of Oregon Radiation Therapy Technologist (RTT) license
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- One (1) year experience
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Radiation Therapy
Req ID: 271305