Radiation Therapy Supervisor

Job Description

Location: West Chester Hospital
Department: Proton Beam Center
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours/week
Shift: Varies

Assists the Chief Therapist in organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the Radiation Oncology Department Trains, schedules, and supervises staff providing patient care, performs prescribed treatments and simulation procedures on radiation oncology patients (neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric), and ensures efficient use of staff and equipment in the treatment of patients.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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. � Supervises, orients, and trains therapy staff. Assesses quality of patient care, provides instruction for process improvement, and participates in the evaluation of technologists. Provides guidance and serves as clinical expert for staff and physicians. Serves as clinical instructor to therapy students. - 30% � Performs imaging, interpretation, and verification of treatment set-ups efficiently according to physician directives/prescription. Delivers radiation treatments according to physician prescription and treatment plan in accordance with department policies. Collaborates interdepartmentally to interpret and implement treatments as prescribed. - 25% � Organizes staff duties to ensure efficient, safe operation and utilization of treatment equipment and resources. Manages daily treatment schedule and associated scheduling tasks. - 20% � Completes CT simulation, fabrication of treatment devices, and proper documentation of simulation procedures. Provides guidance to staff when performing advanced simulations for specialty patients. Operates simulator and treatment equipment according to standard safety guidelines and department policies. - 5% � Maintains pre-treatment and treatment records including scheduling patients for radiation related treatments. Performs and reviews charge capture for procedures performed. - 5% � Performs and documents daily quality assurance as required. - 5% � Participates in weekly chart rounds. - 5% | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 5% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 5% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 5% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 85% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 85% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 5% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 5% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 5% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 20% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 20% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 5% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 30% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 30% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED General ? Minimum Required: Associate's Degree JRCERT accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program ? Preferred Degree: Bachelor's Degree | Must be registered by and in good standing as a Radiation Therapist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as well as licensed as a Radiation Therapist by the State of Ohio. | Minimum Required: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience ? Minimum Required: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience ? Preferred: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience
? Preferred: 6 - 10 Years equivalent experience