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Radiation Therapist

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

$10,000 Sign-On Bonus and Relocation Packages with this role! \n\n Temple, is a vibrant clinic with new, state-of-the-art technology. Two Truebeams, which can treat patients interchangeably if needed. There are many opportunities for cross-training and continued learning in our academic environment, in which we also teach radiation therapy students. Our staff have great collaborative relationships with one another; everyone is always willing to help you out whenever needed. Build relationships and work with other departments in the hospital. Although we are a busy clinic, we offer a great work-life balance with our M-F, 8:00-5:00 clinic hours. Paid weekend/holiday on-call schedule. \n\n JOB SUMMARY\n\n The Radiation Therapist, under the general supervision of a Radiation Oncologist, performs radiation therapy procedures on ambulatory and hospital patients as requested by a physician or other licensed provider for the diagnosis of disease and injury in accordance with established protocols.\n\n ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE\n\n\n\tPerforms high-quality radiation therapy procedures, according to exam protocol, in a timely manner.\n\tMaintains production and quality of imaging procedures by following established standards and procedures.\n\tUtilizes AIDET when communicating with patients to identify patient service requirements, ensure the correct exam is performed on the correct patient, and establish rapport with patients and others.\n\tInstructs and communicates with patients and their families regarding the test to be performed and assesses patient's ability to tolerate the exam.\n\tPrepares patient and area for the procedure by positioning patient, adjusting immobilization devices, moving equipment into specified position, and adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.\n\tProtects patients and employees by adhering to safety requirements, infection control, drug and radiation policies, protocols, and techniques.\n\tUses proper sterile techniques when setting up and performing invasive multimodality procedures and maintains hand hygiene requirements.\n\tMaintains equipment and work area to meet quality and cleanliness standards.\n\tWorks with engineers and physicists to ensure optimal operational capabilities of the equipment. Reports issues to management or the appropriate department.\n\tAssists in maintaining supplies inventory.\n\tEnsures people are safe to enter the department by screening them according to approved policies and procedures.\n\tObtains, verifies, and maintains all relevant documentation such as requisition/chart, patient history, pregnancy status, and shielding precautions taken, consent forms, policies, procedures, etc.\n\tMaintains medical imaging records in the appropriate system and according to department policies and standards for interpretation in a timely manner.\n\n\n KEY SUCCESS FACTORS\n\n\n\tAble to perform high-quality radiation therapy procedures according to exam protocol in a timely manner.\n\tAble to explain the procedure and put patients at ease.\n\tAble to provide services in a timely, accurate, and cost-efficient manner in compliance with established System and regulatory standards, policies, and procedures.\n\tAble to perform tasks alone without the need for routine oversight.\n\tAble to maintain a calm and helpful attitude, even under times of stress, and take appropriate and reasonable steps to resolve issues.\n\tAble to effectively administer first aid and use the emergency cart.\n\tAble to ensure customer satisfaction by limiting wait times, providing courteous service, remaining professional, reviewing patient satisfaction scores, and developing action plans when required.\n\tDemonstrates and maintains current knowledge, continued education, and skills appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, young adult, adult, and geriatric.\n\tAble to serve as a preceptor by providing quality training to new team members and on new services and initiatives.\n\tAble to take calls, if required.\n\n\n BENEFITS\n\n Our competitive benefits package includes the following\n\n\n\tImmediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits\n\t401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%\n\tTuition Reimbursement\n\tPTO accrual beginning Day 1\n\tExcellent Relocation Assistance Packages\n\n\n Note: Benefits may vary based on position type and/or levelQUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - ARRT-T Radiation Therapy (ARRT-T): Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy (ARRT-T). Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer. Medical Radiologic Tech (MRT): Licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT).

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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