Radiation Therapist (Reg)
Posted on: October 14, 2021
JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation
Therapist, the Radiation Therapist performs treatment and
simulation procedures, as directed by the Radiation Oncologist.
Perform radiation treatment and simulation procedures in accordance
with the Radiation Oncologists instructions and departmental
procedures. Provide thorough documentation of simulation set-up,
and procedure information. Prepare and/or administer IV and oral
contrast. Perform POCT testing for pregnancy, and in preparation
for IV contrast administration. Prepare treatment room and
equipment for patient according to the prescription and simulation,
including placement of immobilization devices, setting of treatment
devices, verifying parameters and any protection devices.
Explain procedure, including pre- and post-simulation or treatment.
Answers questions and reassures patient before and after procedure.
Transfer patient to treatment table with care for IV s and
catheters. Checks patient treatment plan and delivers prescribed
dose. Maintains patient markings. Changes markings according to
physician's direction or need. Documents treatment, in accordance
with departmental protocols. Keeps physician informed and adapts
treatment per physician orders. Acquires and analyzes digital
radiographs of all treatment areas. Observes radiation safety
measures for patient and personnel
Performs patient positioning and immobilization device construction
to promote set-up consistency for daily treatments.
Operate CT simulation unit, and supporting equipment; Power
injector, gating, model construction equipment. May assist in
special procedures including HDR; Stereotactic Radiosurgery and
Implants. Evaluate images for technical quality, and proper
positioning. Perform initial set-up checks to facilitate daily
set-up consistency, and confirm congruency between prescription,
treatment site, treatment plan parameters, and other relevant
Monitor patient visually and audibly during therapy procedure for
any unusual reactions or events. Uses judgment and informs
physician if indicated by patient's condition, before proceeding
with treatment. Reports significant information to designated
Interface in a highly collaborative manner with all members of the
patient's care team including: radiation oncologists, physicists,
dosimetrists, nurses, social workers, administration and
Schedule patients for treatment to optimize department efficiency
and patient convenience. Reports changes in patient's condition or
inappropriate response to treatment to Radiation Oncologist or
Assist with orientation and training of new or transfer staff to
ensure competence in the functionality of all therapy related
equipment. Support training and oversight of radiation therapy
students within the guidelines of the program and the department.
Assist with the maintenance of department facilities, equipment,
and supplies. Reports maintenance and repair needs to supervisor.
Maintain a clean and order work area.
Participate in educational in-services, as appropriate.
Participates in professional activities and organizations to
maintain and expand knowledge of current trends, practices, and
Ensure charges to patients for services rendered are accurately
recorded. Perform on-call duties to provide emergency treatments
during non-clinic hours. Demonstrate continuous competency on an
annual basis on all applicable equipment in the department.
Participate in the evaluation of treatment devices. Maintain
compliance with medical center and regulatory agency standards in
regard to annual training, infection control, Radiation Protection
guidelines, and credentialing requirements. Ensure adherence to
patient safety standards. Complete daily QA process for CT scanner
and Linear Accelerators. Records results and reports suboptimal
performance of these systems to the Medical Physicist and other
Conduct new plan and therapist chart check quality assurance audits
on charts of those patients starting and under treatment; ensure
required set-up instructions are recorded and plan timeouts are
Support hospital and department Quality/safety event learning
processes. Complies with established department policies,
procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental
and infection control. Submits SAFE or RO-ILS reports as needed.
Participate and support department QA and QI initiatives. Review
treatment protocol criteria, to ensure adherence of treatment
delivery to guidelines. Perform all other duties as assigned.
Provides patient care and/or support activities appropriate to all
ages served, primarily adults ages 18-65 or geriatric patients ages
overage 65. May also include care for infant age 0-1 year, child
ages 1-12 years or adolescent 13-17 years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate or degree from an accredited
Radiation Therapy Technology program. ARRT certification required.
CPR training required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day
(occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently);
01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max;
Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing &
walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing,
reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned
work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may
vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental
exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen
exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors
Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold
Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient
care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be
required. Use of personal protective equipment, including
respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on
assigned work area and work tasks.
Keywords: Emory, Atlanta , Radiation Therapist (Reg), Other , Atlanta, Georgia
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