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Radiation Therapist, Per Diem (Rush Oak Park Hospital) 8/10/2016

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Company
Rush University Medical Center
Job Classification
Part Time
Company Ref #
2016-1203
AJE Ref #
575838259
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:

Incumbent participates in the coordination of radiation treatment delivery and planning processes for radiation oncology patients at Rush University Medical Center. Incumbent must function as a leader in supervising and overseeing daily treatment and simulation activities. Professional competency, strong interpersonal skills, leadership, initiative and good judgment in problem solving are essential to the position. Enforce compliance with all policies, standard operating procedures, and regulations related to routine operations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:



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Utilizes radiation and other equipment in planning and administering radiation treatments to cancer patients.
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Accurately sets treatment parameters
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Administers and records treatment
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Utilizes the simulator to plan patient treatments
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Interprets computerized treatment plans
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Enters and maintains information in the clinical information management system
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Performs warm-up and QA on the treatment unit
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Obtains beam films of treatment area
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Maintains work area according to departmental policy.
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Adheres to universal precautions Interacts with patients, staff, visitors and all others with an appropriate customer service orientation



POSITION QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

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Bachelor s degree desired. The minimum level of education or experience required to perform competently. Appropriate education or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis in some cases.
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Experience working as a radiation therapist in a progressive radiation oncology department required
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Must hold Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
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Knowledge, use and care of therapeutic radiation equipment.
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Attention to detail, precision, accuracy and professionalism.



LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:

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Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a radiation therapist and continuing education is required.



COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

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Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
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Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
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As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
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Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
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RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
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As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.



RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES ALL APPLICANTS TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL OR PARENTAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, PREGNANCY OR OTHER REASON PROHIBITED BY LAW.