Kalispell Regional Healthcare Radiation Therapist in Kalispell, Montana
This position delivers Radiation Therapy to patients and performs related duties in accordance with the prescription and instruction of the Radiation Oncologists.
*Provides radiation therapy and simulation to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment and software. Equipment includes: Varian TrueBeam, 23EX, Acquilion CT, Varian HDR, RPM, OSMS, CRad, and ARIA software. Performs verification and implementation of radiation therapy prescription for simulation and daily treatment as instructed by the Radiation Oncologist.
*Maintains open, respectful and productive communication with the patient and the multidisciplinary team in order to support safe patient care environment. Documents per department procedures and protocol.
*Accurately and timely completes patient schedules while being cognizant of staffing/budgeting constraints.
*Maintains detailed and accurate records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment. Uses IGRT appropriately and accurately within the scope of practice and Radiation Oncologist approval. Performs conventional and IMRT therapy, as well as CT SIM. Stays abreast of current treatment options which may enhance radiation care and/or provide proper billing support. Maintains technical proficiency in current radiation oncology practices and procedures.
*Evaluates the treatment and condition of patients undergoing treatment and identifies the need for symptomatic, emotional and psychological support. Refers patient as appropriate. Reinforces radiation oncologists’ recommendations in relation to general activities and treatment reactions.
*Proactively and professionally participates in new employee and student orientation/education. Completes Radiation Therapist check-list per department procedure and protocol. Completes all training and education for new procedures and equipment in a timely manner.
*Performs all QA essential to safe patient handling, and documents all daily QA treatment machine warm up. This includes, but may not be limited to; TrueBeam, 23EX Linear Accelerator, OSMS, CT, RPM, and CRADactivities. Establishes a plan of action and seeking appropriate assistance when quality indicators are not met
*Performs treatment and simulation of all brachytherapy, PET Simulation, 4DCT, DIBH, SBRT, SRS and FSRS patients following physician orders and departmental procedures. Collaborates with department staff to ensure new treatment procedures fit into the workflow of other specialties as appropriate. Performs treatment of brachytherapy and gated patients as instructed by the Radiation Oncologist.
*Participates in safety, quality and performance improvement processes. Actively addresses any safety and performance concerns and exhibits patient and radiation safety at all times.
*Exhibits critical thinking skills, professional communication, openness to change and a willingness to undertake expanded duties. Performs appropriate follow through with requests which enhance department flow.
Other duties as assigned. This position description in no way states or implies that these are all the only duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.
AART certification in Radiation Therapy preferred or must successfully obtain within (six) 6 months of hire. Montana State License preferred.
Current Healthcare Provider CPR required.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required.Must possess professional communication skills, and work effectively with a diverse customer and coworker population.
Possess an understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to; HIPAA guidelines.
Must employ critical thinking skills, respond to a changing workload in a positive and professional manner, and prioritize and seek assistance as appropriate.
Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
Requisition ID 2020-8690
Category Clinical Technicians
Pay Period Status 80
Shift Start Hours 7:00 AM
Shift End Hours 5:00 PM
Schedule M-F 7-5
Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)