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Radiation Therapist

  • Job ID: 810760360
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
  • Department: York Mem Rad Onc
  • Location: 1701 Innovation Drive, York PA 17404
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.12 to $46.71 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Under the direction of a radiation oncologist, delivers radiation treatments to patients as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist and obtains localization images according to planned treatment delivery.  Assists physician or nurse in the administration of contrast agents used during treatment localization.  Performs measurements for use during treatment calculation.  Collects and documents data acquired during the simulation procedure.  Accurately inputs treatment-related data into the verify-and-record system. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the orientation and supervision of students during clinical rotations.Assists the Chief Therapist in evaluation of student performance.Uses effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills to provide explanations for treatment-related procedures. Observes patients for expected and unexpected reactions to treatments and communicates this to appropriate staff members. Reinforces patient education/side effect management information and indicates non-compliance to medical/nursing staff.Maintains a safe, orderly treatment room.Under the direction of the Radiation Oncology Manager provides On Call coverage as needed.Has a good understanding of information systems and is fluent in all computer applications necessary to perform their job.Assists at other UPMC Radiation Oncology locations if the need arises.
  • Performs treatment, simulation, fabrication of immobilization devices and shielding, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy procedures when applicable, according to written prescription and treatment plan.Performs measurements for use during treatment calculation. Collects and documents data acquired during the simulation procedure and accurately inputs treatment-related data. Provides safety in patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment administration. Recognizes deviation from prescribed treatment delivery and reports all deviations to the Chief Therapist / Physicist.Assures the quality of treatment delivery through the complete and accurate documentation of treatment records.Assures the quality and consistency of treatment portal placement by taking portal images according to departmental procedures.Explains treatment procedures to patient and/or family. Responds effectively to patient concerns, and refers medical questions to appropriate personnel.Under the direction of a radiation oncologist, takes localization images according to planned treatment delivery. Assists physician or nurse in the administration of contrast agents used during treatment localization.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal radiation therapy technology program in a JRCERT-accredited institution.
  • Radiation Therapy Experience/ Patient Interaction Experience preferred.
  • Experience with HDR and Truebeam preferred 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT Registration in good standing or Board Eligibility within six months of hire. Must maintain 24 CEU's per Biennium as required for ARRT Certification and Licensure. CPR certification required within 30 days of beginning employment.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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