Radiation Therapist - Casual

Job Requisition #: JR56597

End Date: 7/23/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To apply ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the physician.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administers treatment or CT imaging with a Radiation Therapist II, through proper setup, positioning, machine preparation, and monitoring.

Keeps accurate documentation of treatment administration and CT imaging; concurs with Radiation Therapist II regarding treatment and/or CT imaging

Performs basic calculations, with assistance as necessary.

Prepares and maintains scheduling of treatments, imaging procedures, simulations, and other appointments as appropriate.

Accurately documents services rendered and charges appropriately

Provides daily care and monitoring of patient's treatment tolerance, making necessary referrals.

Observes all safety rules for patients and staff per National Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Observes all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

Attends departmental meetings and in-services.

Fabricates custom blocks and molds as needed under the direction of a physician, dosimetrist, physicist, or Radiation Therapist II.

Cleans and maintains a clean and safe work environment.

Assists with maintenance of supplies.

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 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.

Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma

Graduate of an accredited school for Radiation Therapy (CHEA, University-based program)

Minimum one-year experience preferred, but board eligible may be considered

                                     

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge of related allied health procedures.

Knowledge of radiation physics and biology.

Knowledge of clinical techniques and procedures.

Knowledge of mould and block making.

Knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

Skill in math and science techniques.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in organization.

Ability to properly operate all equipment.

Ability to assess the needs of the patient.

Ability to react positively in an emergency situation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Board certification in Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT)

State of Delaware licensure as Radiation Therapy Technology; may be requested to obtain Maryland license

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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