RADIATION THERAPY TECH
- Location: Hattiesburg, MS
- Posted: Nov 11, 2019
Performs patient therapy treatments and related activities; performs radiation treatments in accordance with established protocols, assists the physicians in patient treatments, maintains patient records as required, assures that the patient's clinical history is complete, completes associated paperwork, performs QA/QC equipment tests, performs simulator procedures when required, maintains and adheres to accepted sterile techniques and provides clean environment within examination area, shares emergency call as required. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed. Reports directly to the Oncology Service Line Administrator/Director.
Radiation Treatment setup and performance
Proper operation of Linear Accelerators
Fabrication of immobilization devices
CT Simulation performance and operation
IGRT application and performace
IMRT application and performance
Stereotactic Radiosurgery operation and performance
Proper positioning of patients for treatment and simulation procedures
Able to properly record treatment of patients chart as required
Understands departmental policy for reporting and recroding errors in treatment set-up and appropriate action for correcting errors including reporting errors to chief physicist/staff physicist
Properly reviews patient charts prior to set up and understands patient positioning, collimator settings, SAD/SSD, and treatment technique
Demonstrates knowledge of when physician is needed for patient treatment as dictated by protocol
Demonstrates knowledge and proper protocol for irradiating blood
Demonstrates proper usage of radiation protection devices
Education: Graduate of an approved AMA school of radiation technology required.
Work Experience: One year of experience preferred.
Certification/License: Must be registered/certified by ARRT in Radiation Therapy upon hire. Must hold a license through the MS Department of Health for Medical Radition Technologist.
- Full Time