RADIATION THERAPIST / PER DIEM / DAY / BWH RADIATION ONCOLOGY
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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Under the direction of the Lead Radiation Therapist, the Staff Radiation Therapist is responsible for delivering radiation therapy treatment as prescribed by the radiation oncologist, perform daily maintenance and quality assurance tasks on the equipment, and maintain the inventory of department supplies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for daily patient care and education.
Appropriately involves the patient and their family in care and care decisions.
Maintains and demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality and modesty.
Explains the treatment procedure.
Arranges daily radiation treatment schedule.
Monitors patients physical and physiological response and reactions to treatment and refer patient for appropriate management as needed.
2. Administers radiation therapy treatment accurately and safely.
Monitors and reports treatment variances and inconsistencies.
Accurately document all treatment delivery information in the electronic medical record (EMR).
3. Responsible for the safe and accurate utilization of all aspects of the EMR and Record and Verify system.
4. Possesses knowledge of all scheduling, treatment, image review, and billing procedures involving the EMR system.
5. Positions, immobilizes and aligns patients according to the treatment plan and effectively evaluate and assist in solving set-up issues.
6. Understands the function of all equipment, accessories, treatment methods policies, procedures, protocols and applies knowledge appropriately.
7. Assists the Lead Radiation Therapist to develop new techniques or resolve clinical problems.
8. Participates in and appropriately documents the Time Out procedure for every treatment verification and daily treatment.
9. Utilizes the Quality Assurance (QA) program to encompass all aspects of treatment, treatment delivery and quality patient care.
10. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development from all life stages, ranging from infancy to geriatric. In addition, s/he must possess the ability to assess patient relative data as deemed pertinent to age-specific needs and provide care as described in the departments policy and procedure manual.
11. Demonstrates an understanding of the patient functional mobility assessment tool and mobilizes patients using appropriate mechanical assistive devices, such as ceiling lifts and lateral transfer devices, during the provision of patient care.
12. Demonstrates cooperation and responsiveness to all staff members.
Models appropriate professional behavior, such as, but not limited to: courtesy, respect, constructive assertiveness, effective listening.
Effectively utilizes professional problem solving and negotiation skills to manage conflict.
13. Attends regularly scheduled Therapist staff meetings.
14. Attends regularly scheduled continuing education activities.
15. Participates in some clinical instruction and evaluation of the Radiation Therapy Technology students.
16. Works flexible shifts as directed by the Chief and Lead Radiation therapists, depending on patient volume and departmental needs.
Coverage may be necessary on weekends and holidays in certain circumstances.
Adapts to contingency plans, which are in response to variables which influence workload and/or schedule.
17. Rotates to other treatment areas as directed by the Chief and Lead Radiation Therapist.
19. Other duties as assigned.
Valid Massachusetts State License in Radiation Therapy
Valid ARRT certification in Radiation Therapy must be obtained by the end of the 3 month probation period
Valid BLS certification
Required: High school Certificate in Radiation Therapy required or Associates Degree in Radiation therapy
Preferred: BS in Radiation Therapy
1. Proficient technical knowledge and skill set. This includes, but is not limited to demonstrating efficient knowledge of all equipment, tools and procedures specific to assigned area. This also includes demonstrating the ability to effectively troubleshoot issues as they arise.
2. Proficient in the use of Radiation Oncology IS systems and software, including but not inclusive nor limited to: ARIA, BICS, LMR, ExacTrac & BrainLab, Eclipse.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with physicians, management, staff, patients, and their families.
4. Effective communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills.
5. Demonstrate strong customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving issues and conflict.
6. Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently.
7. Demonstrate the ability to effectively handle challenging situations and to balance and shift multiple priorities.
8. Demonstrates the ability to handle sensitive and confidential patient information.
1. Ability to work and excel in a complex and demanding environment with varying workload, necessitating varying working hours.
2. Works with ionizing radiation, computers, cancer patients, both adults and children, and their families.
3. Physical demands include but not limited to:
Lifting and repositioning patients, using mechanical assistive devices.
Lifting and positioning immobilization devices and beam modifying devices.
Positioning and carrying x-ray film cassettes.
HOSPITAL WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners, follows safe practices required for the position, complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures, fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate, brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A. I will Appear and act as a professional
R. I will Respect all individuals
E. I will Extend myself