RADIATION THERAPIST I
Requisition #: 190732
Title: Therapist, Radiation I
Department: Radiation Oncology
Posting Date: December 3, 2018
Shift: Mixed - Per Diem
Hours: As Needed
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – 271 Nichols Rd, Fitchburg, MA
As needed for coverage, other campus locations can be required
UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.
Administers radiation therapy to patients following established standards, practices and guide lines. Always performing radiation safety measures for the protection of patients and personnel. Collaborates with the supervisor to deliver appropriate, safe ,high quality and cost effective care.
Must be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy and possess a valid Massachusetts license in Radiation Therapy. New hires must be a graduate of CAHEA-approved Radiation Therapy Technology Program.
Plans, prepares, and delivers a prescribed course of radiation to patient. Checks prescription, diagnosis, chart and patient-identification prior to treatment. Explains procedure to patient as means of communication during treatment. Answers questions and reassures patient. Reinforces physician’s advice to patient regarding reactions to treatment and to care. Prepares room and equipment for patient according to chart specifications for field size, distance, time, and the like.
Administers radiation therapy treatments observing radiation safety measures for patients and personnel. Transfers patient safety to treatment table, giving special care to catheters, I.V.’s, and the like.
Monitors patient and equipment during treatment. Maintains patient markings. Maintains simulation room. Assists Radiation Therapist and Physicist in simulation of patients prior to radiation treatments. Observes patient for unusual reactions and reports to supervisor or others. Assists in follow-up and clinical examinations of patient.
Maintains departmental records. Updates patient charts as required. Maintains records of daily treatment. Maintains separate files on all therapy patients. Schedules patient appointments.
Assists in care and maintenance of facilities, equipment and supplies. Maintains work area in clean, orderly and safe condition. Maintains equipment in good working order; makes minor repairs as necessary. Reports any hazardous conditions or equipment breakdown immediately to supervisor or others. Initiates requisitions for supplies as needed.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.
Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
All responsibilities are essential job functions.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at TalentAcquisition@umassmemorial.org. We will make every effort to respond to