End Date: 8/3/2021
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Imaging/Radiology, Professional
Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation
To assist oncologist in performing simulation patient treatment planning; and to perform dose calculation, manual and computer for radiation therapy.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists oncologist during simulation to acquire all information to develop the optimum treatment plan.
Performs dosimetric calculations for patients under therapy treatments using manual and computer techniques for: external stationary photon and electron beams, moving photon and electron beams, and interstitial and intracavitary implants.
Assists in planning of treatment by preparing custom blocks, compensation filters, immobilization devices, and merging of radiation fields.
Assists in monitoring operation of radiation therapy equipment and assists in performing minor calibrations and checks.
Assists physicist in major calibrations and checks.
Assists physicist in the preparation and care of radioactive sources and applicators for interstitial and
Performs radiation survey and implements radiation protection guidelines in reference to implant procedures.
Assures proper implementation of treatment plan during initial patient setup for treatment.
Prepares weekly review and final summary of patient treatment records to verify that all entries and functions conform to the prescription ordered by the Radiation Oncologist.
Informs Radiation Physicist, Oncologist, and Chief Therapist of any discrepancies.
Selects appropriate billing codes for all physics and simulation services provided by the department to the patient.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of two years working experience as a staff radiation therapist.
Radiology Technologist Certification, Radiation Therapist Certification or Associate Degree in physical, mathematical, biomedical, or computer science from an accredited college.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of radiation physics.
Knowledge of clinical radiation therapy.
Knowledge of proper handling of radio active materials.
Skill in mathematics and problem solving involving the application of radiation physics.
Ability to work at computer video terminal.
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