GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Under the direction of the Network Director of Therapy Services and the Chief Radiation Therapist, the Staff Radiation Therapist is responsible for the delivery of radiation therapy treatment as prescribed by the radiation oncologist. As part of the Network Development team, he/she will be responsible for participating in reviews for network partnership sites and administrative quality assurance checks as assigned. Travel, both locally and internationally is required.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Responsible for daily patient care and education.
Appropriately involves the patient and their family in care and care decisions.
Maintains and demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality and modesty.
Explains the treatment procedure.
Arranges daily radiation treatment schedule.
Monitors patient's physical and physiological response and reactions to treatment and refer patient for appropriate management as needed.
2.Administers radiation therapy treatment accurately and safely.
Monitors and reports treatment variances and inconsistencies.
Accurately document all treatment delivery information in the electronic medical record (EMR).
3.Responsible for the safe and accurate utilization of all aspects of the EMR and Record and Verify system.
4.Possesses knowledge of all scheduling, treatment, image review, and billing procedures involving the EMR system.
5.Demonstrates ability to accurately perform all required new start chart checks and weekly chart checks.
6.Positions, immobilizes and aligns patients according to the treatment plan and effectively evaluate and assist in solving set-up issues.
7 Understands the function of all equipment, accessories, treatment methods policies, procedures, protocols and applies knowledge appropriately.
8.Assists the Lead Radiation Therapist to develop new techniques or resolve clinical problems.
9.Participates in and appropriately documents the Time Out procedure for every treatment verification and daily treatment.
Models appropriate professional behavior, such as, but not limited to: courtesy, respect, constructive assertiveness, effective listening.
Effectively utilizes professional problem solving and negotiation skills to manage conflict.
Coverage may be necessary on weekends and holidays in certain circumstances.
Adapts to contingency plans, which are in response to variables which influence workload and/or schedule.
Must have proficient technical knowledge and skill set. This includes but is not limited to demonstrating efficient knowledge of all equipment operation, tools and procedures specific to assigned area. This also includes demonstrating the ability to effectively troubleshoot issues as they arise.
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal professional relationships with physicians, management, peers, patients, and their families.
Must convey a positive attitude and present a professional appearance.
Must have effective communication (both oral and written) skills sufficient to resolve conflicts, and relay information concisely to staff, patients, and other hospital personnel.
Must have sufficient organizational skills.
Demonstrate strong customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving issues and conflict.
Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently.
Demonstrate the ability and flexibility to effectively handle challenging and stressful situations and to balance and shift multiple priorities.
Must have the ability to adapt to frequent interruptions and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress.
Must have to ability to handle sensitive and confidential patient information.
Must be proficient in the use of the Radiation Oncology Information Systems and software and Hospital Information Systems that integrate with the Department of Radiation Oncology, including, but not limited to: ARIA, EPIC, ExacTrac, Eclipse.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):
Valid Massachusetts State License in Radiation Therapy
Valid ARRT certification in Radiation Therapy must be obtained by the end of the 3-month probation period
Valid BLS certification
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