Radiation Therapist
at Dayton Physicians, LLC

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

Job Description

Radiation Therapist
Dayton Physicians is looking for a Radiation Therapist for our Radiation Oncology office at the Upper Valley Medical Center!
***This is a full-time position
The Radiation Therapist provides radiation treatment as prescribed by the physicians and documents patient’s daily statistical information.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operates the linear accelerator and delivers on a planned course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision
  • Positions patient according to setup instructions determined in the simulator, using special devices where applicable
  • Reports any unusual reactions or patient concerns to the physician, withholding treatment if deemed necessary by the physician
  • Checks daily treatment record for special instructions or procedural changes (ex:  makes appropriate changes if a port film is rejected)
  • Thoroughly explains all radiation therapy procedures to patients
  • Performs a “Time Out” daily to make sure the correct patient is being treated
  • Performs a “Chart Check” prior to any new treatment fields: verifies the prescription has been approved and all pertinent treatment information is accurately documented
  • Takes photographs of set-ups when applicable and documents them in Aria
  • Maintains daily treatment schedule, ensuring efficient patient flow
  • Notify appropriate personnel for transportation arrangements when necessary
  • Checks billing daily to ensure the correct physician and codes have been sent through
  • Performs simulation in accordance with simulation policy & physician’s instructions
  • Performs imaging procedures prescribed by the physician; makes any changes requested but the physician if a film is rejected
  • Performs daily quality assurance check on the machine each morning: document all parameters and notify physics if any parameters are out of range
  • Follow all radiation safety measures for patient and personnel as specified buy the radiation safety officer
  • Notify appropriate personnel when equipment is in need of repair or when supplies run low
  • Follow all health care privacy and safety rules and adheres to Dayton Physicians Core Values
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and/ or Experience:
The Radiation Therapist position requires an Associates or Bachelors degree in Radiation Sciences or Radiation Therapy.
CPR certification required.

Physical/ Mental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to assist patients, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The position requires regular lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental/ Working Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Patient care and non-patient care environments requiring frequent contact with office staff and physicians. Work may be stressful at times.  The employee is exposed to radiation, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and personal protection is required. Radiation exposure will be monitored by film badge for exposure.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Troy, OH
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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