May 17, 2022

Simulation Radiation Therapist I

  • Memorial Health
  • Springfield, IL, USA
Full-time Imaging

Job Description

Applies ionizing radiation to patients as prescribed by radiation oncologists. Responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages, through the proper use of ionizing radiation in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. Applies advanced knowledge of brachytherapy, teletherapy, simulation, and treatment planning to manage complex patients and advance treatment delivery and patient care processes in the department.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant health related field preferred but not required. An Associate’s degree in a relevant health related field coupled with two to three years of simulation therapy, dosimetry, or similar experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Completes annual continuing education related to registration.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Holds registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist (RRT) by ARRT.
  • Current licensure in the State of Illinois required.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains and demonstrates technical expertise in all components of radiation therapy on patients of all ages as described in established protocols.

  • Provides patient care following all standards specified for the Registered Radiation Therapist.

  • Provides accurate positioning, field size and separation for simulation of patients for brachytherapy and teletherapy using computerized planning systems.

  • Selects and applies appropriate immobilization devices for simulation and treatment based on site of disease and the treatment plan.

  • Applies basic contours to simulation images in preparation for final dosimetry and treatment planning.

  • Proposes quality improvement initiatives for improving program functions and application of evidence based care.

  • Assists physics staff in collecting data for quality assurance checks of department equipment.

  • Makes recommendations for efficient use of staff and department resources to improve overall department operations.

  • Organizes physician case reviews and quality checks of patient treatment parameters.

  • Performs activities that support compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.

  • Maintains records of maintenance and repair for department equipment.

  • Oversees charge entry process for department billing.

  • Orders brachytherapy supplies and maintains inventory that meets quality and regulatory requirements.

  • Assists in the clinical instruction of radiation therapy students, new employees, and contract employees, including serving as a clinical preceptor.

  • Assists physician(s) in performing brachytherapy implant using approved criteria and monitors response of patients to sedation and treatment.

  • Provides leadership for departmental or multidisciplinary teams related to clinical quality, safety, education, best practice, patient satisfaction, or process improvement.

  • Collaborates and shares clinical information with the multidisciplinary health team to achieve evidence-based care and outcomes.

  • Assists in developing and updating departmental policies and procedures, competency based performance criteria, and education of staff to meet necessary guidelines and optimal department operations.

  • Works with the multidisciplinary team to identify the clinical parameters and needed equipment for the introduction of new technologies and / or treatment processes.

  • Performs other functions as assigned by the Director, Oncology Services.