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Radiation Therapist I, PRN

Company: Emory Healthcare
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Overview:Heart. Soul. Expertise. Thats what defines an Emory Radiation Therapist. No matter where you are in your Radiation Therapy career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. Our Radiation Therapists are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. Were eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. Weve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.Description:This position pays a flat rate of : $40/ Hour.SHIFT: 8a-4:30pLOCATION: Emory University HospitalJOB 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 information. 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 supervisory personnel.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 others.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 Nurse.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.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Level I - Certificate or degree from an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology programAt a minimum be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or be registry eligibleLess than 3 years work experience as a radiation therapists.If registry eligible must pass registry exam within 6 months of employment.Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.Additional Details:We'll fuel your professional journey with:Comprehensive health benefits that start day 1Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Reimbursement ProgramsFamily-focused benefitsWellness incentivesOngoing mentorship and leadership programsAnd moreby Jobble

Keywords: Emory Healthcare, Atlanta , Radiation Therapist I, PRN, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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