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Ascension Health Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology in Flint, Michigan

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JOB INFORMATION:

Radiation Therapist

PRN - no guarantee of hours (8a - 4:30p & 8:30a - 5p, shift will vary depending on need)

Ascension Genesys Hospital - Grand Blanc,MI

Ascension Genesys Hospital is a state-of-the-art community teaching hospital with 410 beds, a level 2 emergency trauma center with a cardiac rapid diagnostic center, the Genesys Heart Institute, the Family Birthing Center, and expanded clinical expertise in neurosciences, orthopedics, geriatric services, oncology, and surgical procedures in almost every specialty area including minimally invasive and robotic procedures. We offer rewarding career paths for healthcare professionals across all disciplines. Ascension offers a collaborative environment with competitive wages and opportunities for advancement.

What You Will Do

Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures administers prescribed therapeutic doses of radiation, positions the patients as appropriate, prepares the treatment room(s) , explains the procedures to patients, monitors the patient during therapyprocedures. Observe radiation safety standards, taking and developing simulation and port films, maintaining appropriate patient files and records. Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to care for the age group(s) served. Performs others related duties as requested by authorized personnel.

  • The Radiation Therapist reviews patient charts, establishes patient identification and prepares the radiation therapy equipment and treatment areas. Informs patients regarding procedures involved with their radiation therapy treatments.

  • The Radiation Therapist administers the radiation in proper dosage with the accordance with the prescription of the Radiation Oncologist; selects appropriate technical factors by reviewing patient therapy records which include determining proper machine set-up radiation exposure dose and time and positioning equipment and patient to ensure accurate and effective therapy treatments and utilize various immobilization devices as required.

  • Observe patient(s) during their radiation treatment schedule for any possible side effects and notify the Radiation Oncologist as appropriate.

  • Develop simulation and port films and marks appropriately; maintains simulation and port films files; practice sterile techniques when required; ensure that equipment and treatment rooms are properly maintained; notify supervisor and or medical physicist of equipment problems; obtains and returns supplies while keeping therapy stocked; keeps current regarding new technology, techniques and methods.

  • Actively participate in continuing education requirements.

  • Essential Functions:

  • Administer, review and interpret treatment plan/prescription for accuracy.

  • Documents all relevant data.

  • Assess the health status and care needs of the patient.

  • Acquire necessary health status information.

  • Review patients charts during daily treatments and weekly with appropriate health care team members atchart rounds.

  • Define and outline treatment sites in simulation process either on the Simulator or Linear Acceleratorduplicating geometric parameters as appropriate.

  • Design and fabricate patient immobilization, positioning, boluses and blocking devices as needed.

  • Schedule procedures according to priority.

  • Maintain schedules according to established policies and procedures.

  • Inspect and report all malfunctions of treatment and simulator equipment, safety locks and monitoringequipment.

  • Perform daily quality assurance checks on therapy equipment as directed by the Medical Physicist.

  • Observe patients during radiation therapy procedures and reports and change in patient condition, psychological or physiological to the Radiation Oncologist or appropriate personnel.

  • Maintain knowledge of current treatment modalities and trends.

  • Working Conditions:

  • Normal patient care environment working with Oncology patients; occasional exposure to patients withpossible infectious diseases.

  • Minimal exposure to radiation when established safety procedures are followed.

  • Orientation Requirements:

  • Must attend Health System new hire orientation and six (6) month in-department Radiation Oncologyorientation.

  • The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on file in the Human Resources Department will be considered theofficial job description.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Technician Radiologic Technologist specializing in Radiation Therapy credentialed from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.

Education:

  • Requires successful completion of a Radiation Therapy program of study sufficient to meet requirements of Radiation Therapist registry.

Work Experience:

  • Possess analytical skills necessary to provide accurate radiation treatments, interpret physicians prescriptions for such treatment, effectively duplicate the treatment plan and provide accurate care instructions to patients.

  • Must possess and demonstrate the necessary discretion in dealing with confidential information, communication skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy and dependability to perform al duties of the position Must have the ability to establish and maintain rapport with patients, families,employees, physicians, supervisors and contacts external to the health system.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Genesys is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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