Under minimal supervision of the radiation oncologists and chief radiation therapists, administers radiation therapy treatments to patients. Accuracy in positioning the beam of radiation to correspond with the designated tumor volume and accurately delivering the prescribed dose are paramount job functions. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Accurately delivers and records radiation therapy treatments under the direction of a radiation oncologist and chief radiation therapist.
-Accurately enters and maintains patient treatment parameters into electronic medical record.
-Participates in clinical instruction of newly hired therapists and students.
-Accurately interprets a computerized treatment plan.
-Maintains patient appointment schedule and submits correct billing information.
-Participates in the clinical instruction of radiation therapy students.
-Responsible for accurate block cutting, when applicable.
-Responsible for making custom molds, and for accurate simple dose calculations.
-May assist in equipment quality assurance, and daily patient care quality assurance as required by USON and/or accreditation agencies.
-May assist in chart audits.
-Serves as a mentor to employees that may include mold technicians, simulation therapists, and radiation therapists.
-May provide work direction or guidance to others.
-Maintains clean, safe, and organized work environment.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy technology program. Minimum seven years actively practicing as an RTT. ARRT certification required. Must hold valid state license for radiation therapy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment and requires significant interaction with management, staff and external auditors and clients. Work will require frequent travel by air or automobile, approximately 70% of workweek, on average.