Radiation Therapist ll - FT/Day (7:00a -3:30p)

Job Requisition #: JR64828

End Date: 11/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing), Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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About ChristianaCare:
ChristianaCare is the one of the Mid Atlantic's largest academic health care providers and consists of 3 campuses: Wilmington, Newark and Union at Cecil County. Through our values of love and excellence, ChristianaCare is consistently identified as a regional center of excellence for cardiology, cancer and women's health services and ranked by US News & World as Best Hospital.

Under clinical supervision of the Chief, Radiation Therapist and the professional direction of a radiation oncologist performs various radiation therapy treatments and/or simulations at a technical level requiring minimal supervision of technical details. 

Under clinical supervision of the Chief, Radiation Therapist and the professional direction of a radiation oncologist performs various radiation therapy treatments and/or simulations at a technical level requiring minimal supervision of technical details.  

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Shows initiative in learning and leading new advanced technology within the department
  • Mentors less experienced radiation therapists
  • Actively participates in the clinical training of students from affiliated Radiation Therapy programs
  • Capable of independently performing linear accelerator morning warm-up
  • Consistently administers treatment safely and accurately through proper setup, positioning, machine preparation, and monitoring as planned and prescribed by the radiation oncologist
  • Consistently performs and documents pre-treatment assessments of reviewed orders, consent, correct laterality, correct site, treatment plan, patient -set-up, and signatures of dosimetrist, physicist, and radiation oncologist.
  • Keeps accurate documentation of treatment and/or CT delivery in patient record
  • Prepares and maintains scheduling of treatments, imaging procedures, simulations, transportation, and other related appointments.
  • Correctly charges patients for services rendered.
  • Performs daily time-out assessments prior to delivery of radiation treatment and/or CT scanning
  • Provides daily care and monitoring of patient's treatment tolerance, making necessary referrals.
  • Observes all safety rules for patients and staff per Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); follows principles of radiation protection
  • Observes hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Attends departmental meetings and inservice
  • Upon request, actively participates on committees.
  • Fabricates custom blocks and molds as needed under the direction of a physician, dosimetrist or physicist
  • Maintains a clean work environment.
  • Maintains supplies
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including interpretation and communication of patient needs.                          
  • Consistently performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. 
  • Reports to management staff, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Effectively manages change and encourages innovation.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Radiation Oncology team, through demonstrated involvement and initiation in department operations.
  • Performs other related duties as required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Radiation Therapy (CHEA, University-based)
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 5 years of professional experience and/or employed a minimum of 3 years at Christiana Care Radiation Oncology

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong knowledge in the field of Radiation Oncology
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and biology
  • Strong knowledge of clinical techniques and procedures
  • Independent skills in all treatment modalities offered on linear accelerator radiation treatment machines
  • Strong knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Skill in math and science techniques
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in organization.
  • Proficient use of computers
  • Strong ability to properly operate all equipment.
  • Strong ability to assess the needs of the patient.
  • Strong ability to react positively in an emergency situation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Board certification in Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT)
  • State of Delaware licensure as Radiation Therapist; Maryland License upon request
  • Experience using Varian radiation machine preferred.

    EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

  • UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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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