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Radiation Therapist - RAD000522

Hours per week: 40.0
Status (Benefits): Full-Time
Work Schedule: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm
Location: 1200 Starfire Dr, Ottawa, IL, United States

1200 Starfire Dr, Ottawa, IL, United States

Job Description

Description

The Radiation Therapist will assist with the daily patient flow of the Radiation Oncology clinical location, evaluate/develop new process for patient care, and assisting with other activities to improve Radiation Oncology operations. According to established procedures, assists physicians by treating patients with prescribed doses of ionizing radiation supplied and controlled through specialized radiation equipment. In doing so, prepares treatment room, explains procedures to patients, positions patients and administers treatments. Monitors patients during therapy sessions in order to ensure patients' comfort and to observe changes in patients' condition. Simulates patient treatment according to the treatment plan and delivers prescribed doses of ionizing radiation supplied and controlled through specialized radiation equipment. Designs and constructs custom treatment devices for individual patients. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Current licensure with IEMA Department of Nuclear Safety and registry or registry eligible with ARRT within 6 months of hire.

 

 

2 year training program in Radiation Therapy.

 

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Knowledge of radiation therapy procedures and equipment operation, and of physics and patience care techniques at a level acquired through an approved program in radiation therapy technology, usually lasting one year beyond radiography training.

 

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Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, allied health personnel, and other Medical Center personnel when explaining procedures and gathering and exchanging patient-related information.

 

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Analytical skills necessary in order to provide accurate care instructions to patients, interpret physicians' prescriptions for treatment course and effectively duplicate treatment plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.

 

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