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Radiation Therapist - Albuquerque, NM

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University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Albuquerque , NM 87101

Posted 6 months ago

This Radiation Therapist position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This will be a day-shift position and call will be required.

  • The primary purpose of the Radiation Therapist position is to function
  • in a specialized area of radiation therapy in the role of direct patient care
  • provider in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The scope of position is
  • defined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Society of
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Practice Standards of Medical Imaging and Radiation
  • Therapy, and the Standards of Care for Radiation Therapy Services for the Department
  • of Radiation Oncology.

    SALARY RANGE

    Minimum: $63,500
  • Midpoint: $86,250 Maximum: $109,000

    KEY FUNCTIONS

    1. Administers safe and accurate radiation therapy
    treatment.

    Clinical Practice Management:

    • Ensures accurate treatment delivery and data capture, the radiation
      therapist demonstrates sound clinical judgment and adheres to accurate
      treatment and simulation delivery.

    • Gathers necessary set-up aids and prepares room and equipment for
      patient. o Consistently works at a speed that supports
      treatment/simulation unit scheduling.

    • Maintains appropriate treatment and simulation records and data.
      Sets appropriate treatment unit parameters

    • Demonstrates necessary manual dexterity and psychomotor skills to
      operate and manipulate the mechanical motions of complex
      radiation-emitting treatment units. Works under stress and pressure.

    • Adapts without difficulty to changes in work schedule or assigned
      area as departmental patient load dictates.

    • Visually monitors patient for unusual reaction and events and
      reports same to radiation oncologist throughout the course of radiation
      therapy

    • • Explains treatment procedure to the patient as it is performed
      • communicating in a clear, concise voice; answers patient's and family's
      • questions and defers those not within his/her competence to the radiation
      • oncologist. Verbally reinforces radiation oncologist's advice to patient
      • regarding reactions to treatment and their care. Recognizes patient's
      • needs and responds to them appropriately. Refers patient to other allied
      • health specialists, such as a social workers, dietitians and nursing.

    2. Performs and maintains Quality Assurance
    activities.

    Quality Assurance Management:

    • Complies with departmental quality assurance practices.

    • Visually ascertains that consent forms for radiation therapy are in
      the treatment record and have been signed by the patient before
      administering the treatment.

    • • Monitors and maintains daily treatment records and machine QA,
      • inclusive of but not limited to the following: adheres to portal image
      • review/approval guidelines as required by the department makes adjustments
      • in field placement as needed.

    • • Verbally notifies physics or engineering if measurements do not
      • fall into accepted parameters. Visually recognizes and reports erratic
      • operation of equipment to supervisor, engineering staff and/or
      • Administrative Director for Therapy Services.

    • • Checks prescription, set-up instructions, new start procedures, and
      • patient information in the record and verify system, etc. Reviews the
      • records for any discrepancies between the prescription, treatment plan,
      • and amendments.

    • Attends planning clinic as assigned.

    • Performs, monitors, and maintains mandatory quality control
      activities and documentation.

    3. Maintains Competency Management

    Competency Management:

    • Ensures that appropriate clinical skills are learned and maintained
      to support treatment and simulation delivery, the radiation therapist
      demonstrates and adheres to:

    • Maintenance of departmentally identified base competencies
      inclusive of performing calculations.

    • Accurate documentation and maintenance of competency assessment
      criteria.

    • • Facilitates learning consistent with expectations of documented
      • competency level by attending lectures, seminars, and in-services to stay
      • abreast of new techniques and to comply with licensure and competency
      • requirements.

    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and professional
      behaviors (soft skills) and participation in competency assessments.

    • Consistently works within the scope of practice and competency
      level.

    4. Participates in clinical instruction/evaluation

    Education and Training Management:

    • Actively participates in practitioner/students education and
      assessment.

    • Demonstrates practice related learning, share knowledge and skills
      learned to students and peers.

    • Participates in departmental/institutional learning initiatives and
      in-services.

    • Orients and teaches new students/therapists rotating to treatment
      unit.

    • Participates in the monthly evaluations on the students, assessing
      cognitive, affective and psychomotor objectives.

    5. Adhere to departmental guidelines and
    institutional policies

    • Adheres to department policies, guidelines, and procedures.

    • Completes internal variance forms for any error and forwards it to
      the supervisor for follow up within 24 hours.

    • Consistently adheres to all departmental policies concerning
      radiation therapy treatment, attendance, and dress code.

    • Adheres to Kronos Procedures, effective time management.

    • Utilizes resources and controls resources through careful
      management of supplies and equipment.

    • Effectively uses the experience and abilities of other staff
      members.

    • Willing to take instruction, discipline, correction, and guidance.

    • Demonstrates enthusiasm and shows initiative to begin, complete and
      improve all actions required to accomplish job.

    Education
    Required: Graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program in Radiation Therapy or a suitable equivalent.

    License/Certification

    All of the following are required:
    • Certification and registration in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
    • Medical Radiologic Technologist license by the New Mexico Environment Department.
    • CPR
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