Advance Radiation Therapist

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Responsibilities

Provides basic patient care to patients when performing treatments and procedures. Performs prescribed treatments and procedures on radiation oncology patients according to physician prescriptions. Must be able to perform advanced treatments and procedures on specialty patients, for example, IMRT, SBRT, Gating, HDR, Superficial whole CNS, or TBI/TSI patients. Must be able to perform simulation activities including the fabrication of treatment devices (molds, blocks, compensators, etc.), and do simple treatment planning.

General:

Engages in population appropriate communication.

Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.

Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.

Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.

Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.

Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.

Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely.

Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Clinical:

Delivers radiation treatments according to physician prescription and treatment record. Must be able to perform advanced procedures on specialty patients, such as: IMRT, SBRT, HDR, Superficial, Gating, whole CNS, or TBI patients.

Performs verification and interpretation of treatment set-ups according to physician directives/prescription. Maintains daily treatment schedule efficiently and in a customer focused manner. Performs accurate charge capture for procedures performed.

Initiates communication and anticipates resource needs. Takes a pro-active approach in workflow and technical issues. Engages in student learning, reflecting the commitment to a teaching environment.

Maintains pre-treatment and treatment records. Obtains a signed consent, prescription, diagnosis, chart, and patient identification as part of this record.

During Simulation rotation assists physicians with treatment simulation, fabrication of treatment devices, body contouring according to established departmental standards and policies. Must be able to perform advanced simulations for specialty patients such as: IMRT, Whole CNC, TBI, TSI, TLI, and patients that require anesthesia.

Perform simple calculations for treatment planning as required.

Performs daily quality assurance including output measurements as required.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED, Associate's Degree in JRCERT accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. | Must be registered by and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a radiation therapist as well as licensed by the State of Ohio in Radiation Therapy. | Minimum Required: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience- 2 yrs. experience as a Radiation Therapist Staff- Competencies completed.