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Radiation Therapist USMD Arlington TX

Arlington, TX 76010
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    869514
Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

The Radiation Therapist accurately delivers prescribed ionizing therapeutic radiation under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist using a variety of complex techniques and equipment. Shares and coordinates key information, through electronic documentation (EMR system) and oral communication, with other members of the healthcare team.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned Implements treatment prescription and treatment plan as directed by the Radiation Oncologist
  • Reviews EMR system (i.e., ARIA) for correct patient identification, prescription, treatment parameters, and treatment plan before commencing patient treatment
  • Prepares equipment such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices, and positions patient according to the prescription and plan of treatment
  • Performs warm-up procedures for the linear accelerator and follows QA protocols
  • Performs warm-up procedures for the CT simulator and follows QA protocols
  • Performs daily radiation therapy treatments following center policies and procedures
  • Performs daily imaging using OBI (KV and MV imagers)
  • Observes and reassures patients during treatment and reports unusual reactions to the Radiation Oncologist
  • Performs charge capture of daily treatments and reviews daily treatment activity capture in the EMR system (i.e., ARIA)
  • Assists the RSD / Lead Therapist with therapist weekly chart checks
  • Assists the RSD / Lead Therapist with initial chart checks on all new patients or new treatment fields prior to treatment
  • Performs CT simulations consistent with policies and procedures
  • Attends weekly chart rounds
  • Follows internal policies and procedures related to QA, radiation safety, and Quality Management Program (QMP)
  • Adheres to state radiation safety regulations
  • Follows center's policies and procedures required to (a) meet AAPM / ACR / ACRO standards for accreditation, (b) comply with HIPAA and OSHA requirements, and (c) follow federal and state regulations governing the administration of radiation
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement process and risk reduction program
  • Actively identifies unintended deviations (mistakes, errors, events, violations) in the treatment process
  • Assists the RSD / Lead Therapist in implementing corrective action plans associated with unintended deviations
  • Trains therapy students or new hires, when requested
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with all members of the health care team, patients, and families
  • Provides physical assistance when transferring patients
  • Attends center meetings as required
  • For bilingual speaking employees, acts as a translator to assist patients and others when needed
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Posted: 2020-03-21 Expires: 2020-04-21

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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