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Radiation Therapist PRN

Company: Baylor Scott White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description

Radiation Therapist PRN

Preferred Qualifications

The Radiation Therapist PRN for Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) is responsible for administering radiation therapy treatments according to the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist and under the direction of the Medical Physics, Dosimetrist, and/or Cancer Center Manager. The Radiation Therapist PRN also cares for patients from adult and geriatric age groups.
Additionally, the Radiation Therapist PRN for BSWH has the following responsibilities:


-- Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition and ensures that it is properly supplied for procedures


-- Checks equipment and accessories to ensure proper working order and notifies appropriate personnel for repairs


-- Responds to inquiries/ calls regarding procedures in a timely manner


-- Communicates problems on shift with equipment or pending exams with appropriate staff


-- Participates in a learning experience with new employees and students


-- Assists with scheduling and coordinating patients as appropriate to ensure smooth workflow


-- Performs quality control on assigned equipment


-- Attends departmental and facility meetings, chart rounds, and required courses/ modules in a timely manner


-- Performs pertinent duties in the best interest of patients, personnel, and the facility as assigned


-- As appropriate, may assume supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the designated supervisor


-- Executes a planned course of radiation therapy according to physicians orders


-- Uses all prescribed equipment and accessories for radiation therapy appropriately 100% of the time


-- Verifies the mathematical accuracy of the prescription and is able to recognize computation errors consistently


-- Documents details of administered patient treatments and daily charges accurately


-- Observes clinical progress of a patient undergoing radiation therapy and notifies the Radiation Oncologist immediately at the first sign of any complication


-- Maintains awareness of and practices established radiation safety standards in carrying out duties


-- Consistently wears personal monitoring device and submits it promptly and regularly for assessment of occupational dosage


-- Reports any loss, damage or unusual events associated with personal monitoring device immediately to the Radiation Safety Office


-- Fulfills continuing education and/or certification requirements to maintain required qualifications





Patient Interaction:


-- Verifies the patient's identification using two forms of ID as outlined in hospital policies using AIDET


-- Clearly and effectively explains the treatment procedures in a professional manner


-- Assists patient in dressing for exam and attends to patient's physical well-being while escorting to and from treatment area


-- Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patient's family (as appropriate) regarding the procedure/treatment to be performed and assesses the patient's ability to tolerate exam


-- Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge, continued education and skills to provide appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): adult and geriatric


-- Performs high quality procedures examination according to exam protocol in a timely manner





Exam Performance:


-- Verifies the treatment dose, fields, and frequency chart for physician's notes, precautions, and patient consent forms


-- Administers radiation therapy according to exam protocol in a timely manner


-- Performs simulation and portal films according to procedure


-- Ensures that treatment records are properly completed with patient identification data and appropriate labeling


-- Utilizes technical knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria


-- Completes charges and treatment documentation in electronic medical record





Job Performance Will Include:


-- Works with supervisor/manager/director on work schedules to ensure adequate coverage


-- Participates in the modality specific QA/QC program and ensures compliance with regulations


-- A working knowledge of procedural coding and billing










-- Location/Facility - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Temple, Texas


For more information on the facility, please click our Locations link.


-- Specialty/Department/Practice - Radiology


-- Shift/Schedule - PRN Shifts May Vary


-- Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes*:


-- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits


-- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%


-- Tuition Reimbursement


-- PTO accrual beginning Day 1


*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.






Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!





ARRT- Radiography Certification


MRT - Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification


BLS - Basic Life Support



2 years of experience





United States
Main Hospital - Ground floor (10790)
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, 76508

RadiologyHealth - Hospital

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

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