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.
Board certification in Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT)
State of Delaware licensure as Radiation Therapy Technology; may be requested to obtain Maryland license
Internal Number: JR56597
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. 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.