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Radiation Therapist

Company: Confluence Health
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewLocated in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members.Full Time Employees of Confluence Health receive a wide range of benefits in addition to compensation.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Saving Accounts
  • CH Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Shift DifferentialFor more information on our Benefits & Perks, click SummaryHas the responsibility of administering radiation therapy treatments in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist. With minimal supervision, radiation therapists administer radiation treatments through a variety of equipment, including high-energy linear accelerators. They monitor the patient during the course of treatment and report any unusual or adverse reactions. The therapist must be able to judge when treatment should be withheld until consultation with a physician. Therapists must maintain radiation safety for patients, clinical personnel and themselves and must maintain the skills of treatment simulation and treatment device fabrication as well as assist and provide supplemental coverage in tumor localization, treatment planning and dosimetry procedures.Position Reports To:Practice Manager Essential Functions
  • Warm up equipment and check assigned room for proper supplies to begin the treatment day.
  • Call patients to the treatment area in a manner to affect efficient appointment scheduling.
  • Verify the chart diagnosis, prescription, signed consent and patient identification by picture ID as well as verbal name and date of birth prior to treatment.
  • Explain the procedure to patients, means of communication during treatment and emergency procedures.
  • Reinforce radiation oncologist/nurses advice to patients regarding reactions to treatment and their care.
  • Prepare room and equipment for the patient according to the prescription regarding immobilization devices, field size treatment distance and beam defining devices.
  • Help transfer patients safely to the treatment table, providing support and assistance as needed.
  • Check the daily treatment setting (MU) and deliver the dose as prescribed by the physician.
  • Maintain visual and audible communication with the patient during the treatment procedure.
  • Observe patients for unusual reactions or events and report the appropriate information to the nurse/physician.
  • Observe radiation safety measures for patients, personnel and the general public.
  • Assist in student supervision during their clinical experience.
  • Maintain records of daily treatment, schedules, census reports, machine log, billing and other records.
  • Produce and review verification images with the physician on each patient as prescribed.
  • Maintain complete records to include ID photo, field photos, complete treatment factors, complete positioning information and completed/checked dose calculations prior to the 3RD treatment.
  • Need to interface with physician to plan treatment and operate simulation equipment. Operation of both radiographic and fluoroscopic modes in simulation procedures.
  • Cross train in simulation and calculations to provide supplemental coverage when necessary.
  • Report erratic operation of equipment to the manager or to the designated service engineer.
  • Cooperate with all patients and co-workers, presenting a professional and positive manner of conduct.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of the department.
  • Explain treatment process to lay persons, paramedical persons, tour groups, students, patients and their families.
  • Abide by and participate in the quality review program to minimize potential risks and maximize the quality of care.
  • Review records on a weekly basis for potential errors, planned field/dose modifications and finish/rest levels.
  • Identify any preparatory activities that can be accomplished during slack time that will make routine activities easier.
  • Communicate effectively with cancer patients and families, physicians, and health care associates.
  • Attend weekly QA rounds, monthly therapist meetings and educational in-services.
  • Required to maintain active Basic Life Support (CPR) certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times. Position RequirementsFor employees working on site at any CH location, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential requirement. QualificationsRequired:
    • Graduation from an approved school of radiation therapy technology.
    • Registered or board eligible RT(T).
    • Licensing by the State of Washington Health Professionals Quality Assurance Division within 4 months of hire.
    • Proficiency in recognizing prospective toxicity problems.
    • Proficiency in operation of linear accelerators, simulator, radiation treatment computers and treatment device fabrication equipment.Desired:
      • Varian and Aria experience including knowledge of latest techniques including IMRT, SRS, SBRT, IGRT. Physical/Sensory DemandsO = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.Physical/Sensory Demands ForThis Position:
        • Walking - C
        • Sitting/Standing - C
        • Reaching: Shoulder Height - O
        • Reaching: Above shoulder height - O
        • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
        • Climbing - F
        • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - F
        • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
        • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - F
        • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
        • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
        • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
        • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - O
        • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
        • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
        • Crawling/Kneeling - Not specified
        • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - C
        • Twisting/Turning - O
        • Repetitive Movement - CWorking Conditions:
          • Standard to the industry.Job Classification:
            • FLSA:Non-Exempt
            • Hourly/Salary:HourlyPhysical Exposures For This Position:
              • Unprotected Heights - No
              • Heat - No
              • Cold - No
              • Mechanical Hazards - Yes
              • Hazardous Substances - Yes
              • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - Yes
              • Lighting - Yes
              • Noise - Yes
              • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - Yes
              • Infectious Diseases - Yes

Keywords: Confluence Health, Everett , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Wenatchee, Washington

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