Radiation Therapist - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Full Time - M-F Days, Some Weekends and On-Call
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 162420
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs
Apply ionizing radiation to the patient (inclusive of pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations) in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist and under the general supervision of the Chief Therapist.
activities. staff. Perform new personnel. Deliver accurately the prescribed planned course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision. *Check prescription, diagnosis, chart and patient identification. *Explain procedure to patient, means of communication during treatment and procedure to follow if emergency arises during treatment. *Reinforce Radiation Oncologist's advice to patient regarding reactionsto treatment and their care. *Prepare room and equipment for patient according to prescription regarding immobilization devices, field size, treatment distance, lead protection devices, etc. *Transfer patient safely to treatment couch, giving specialcare to catheters, intravenous drips, etc. *Check daily treatment time and delivers prescribed dose. *Maintain visual and audible communication with the patient during treatment. *Maintain patient markings. Observe patient for unusual reactions andevents and report accurate information to the nursing staff and/or Radiation Oncologist. Observe radiation safety measures for patient and personnel. simulations. Assist in tumor localization procedures, preparation of immobilization devices, etc. Assistin dosimetry procedures (i.e. Prescription calculations). Obtain weekly port films and present such at chart rounds for review by Radiation Oncology Assume weekly on- call status on a rotation basis. (Applies to Duke staff therapist only) Perform and document daily accelerator warm-up and QA procedures.(DRH and RCH) Maintain records of daily treatment and other records as required by department quality assurance and quality improvement Perform mold room duties.(DRH and RCH) Secure and maintain supplies. Secure x-ray and lab reports as needed. Report erratic operation of equipment to Chief Radiation therapist, Radiation Physicist and/or Medical Engineer. Particpate in departmental PI (Performance Improvement) activities. Assist in the hiring and orientingof Attend weekly QA rounds, monthly therapy meetings, and educational in-services. Incorporate department and hospital policies and procedures into care provided.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge in principles, practices and procedures involved in the equipment. Ability to operation of ionizing radiographic and radiation therapy Knowledge of the human anatomy and proper positioning of the patient to provide treatment as prescribed. administer CPR in a medical emergency.
Satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiology technology or or and a 12 month course in radiation therapy technology; Satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiation therapy technology; or Registered nurse who has satisfactorily completed a 12-month course in radiation therapy technology; Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in radiation therapy.
One year clinical training in Radiation Therapy.
Aria and Truebeam experinece preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current licensure as required by state or national authority and/or education. certification or board eligible in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiology Technology. Maintain ARRT certification in radiation therapy with a minimum of documented 12 hours of continuing
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