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Radiation Therapist

Company: GenesisCare
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

At GenesisCare, we want to hear from people who are as passionate as we are about innovation and working together to drive better life outcomes for patients around the world.Do your life's best work!Our people promise is "do your life's best work, by always growing, having a profound human impact and making great things happen together." If you'd like to make a difference, join us at GenesisCare.What's in it for you?Health, dental, and vision places for employees and their familiesGenerous paid time off program401k with company match and immediate vestingEmployee Assistance ProgramASRT reimbursementCompany paid short term/long term disability insurance Sign-on bonus and/or relocation allowance may be offered to the successful candidate. Role Summary:The Radiation Therapist coordinates, plans, and administers high quality and comprehensive age/disease appropriate radiotherapy to oncology patients of all age groups by utilizing equipment, computers, and established techniques to ensure a positive patient experience. Demonstrating radiation safety standards with patient and staff members is essential. Your Key Responsibilities:Prepare or construct equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, or protection devices.Position patients for Simulation and Treatment with accuracy, according to prescription. Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards. Properly document simulations, treatments and patient care activities in the EMR.Assists other department with matters of proper documentationCheck radiation therapy and simulation equipment to ensure proper operation following established quality assurance and warm-up procedures. Reports machine and equipment problems following the established procedure.Review prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification before initiating treatment. Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others- ALARA.Observe and reassure patients during treatment and report unusual reactions to physician.Respond to medical emergencies by calling 911 and notifying the physician, nurse and supervisor on duty immediately. Document the time 911 is called and the time responders arrive. Check for side effects, such as skin irritation, nausea, or hair loss to assess patients' reaction to treatment; notify appropriate staff (Lead/Sr. Therapist, Nurse or Physician)Educate, prepare, and reassure patients and their families by answering questions, providing physical assistance, and reinforcing physicians' advice regarding treatment reactions or post-treatment care.Efficiently coordinates and plans patient schedule(s) to optimize resourcesInteracts with both internal and external customers professionallyTrain or supervise students and assist with acclimating newly hired Radiation TherapistsAttend and participate in mandatory work-related meetings and training sessions including Chart Rounds.Perform documented chart reviews and reports issues to the Lead or Sr. Therapist.Assigns Tasks using the electronic health record- EMR to communicate pending work.Provide float coverage during idle time to other areas of operation.Depending on the location the Radiation Therapist must be able to operate all types of radiation therapy machines and CT simulator technology at assigned location utilizing the latest treatment techniques including 3D Conformal, IMRT, SRS/SBRT, IGRT, and BrachytherapyCross Training - develops plan with Lead or Sr. Therapist to cross-train on equipment and technology where unfamiliar but allowed under licensure or certification.Maintain a productive relationship with the physics and dosimetry departments. Follow established practice patterns to ensure the timely readiness of treatment plans, including QA for initiating patient treatment and follow-up.Follow the established Machine Problem Reporting process to ensure proper reporting is complete per policy.Reconciles daily treatment counts to the captured DTS counts to ensure accuracy and reports inaccuracies to the Lead/Sr. Therapist daily.Assists with generating statistical reports as required by Administration i.e. weekly patient forecastsNotifies supervisor of sick time before the start of next scheduled shift and days thereafter.Requests vacation time in advance in order for the supervisor to arrange coverage.Understands the possibility for after hours and weekend therapist coverage as assigned.Follow the code of ethics and practice standards set by the ARRT and ASRT.Compliant with all licensure and certification requirements to perform job as required by State law and company policy.Follows established policies and procedures for reporting Treatment Variances. Reports work related injuries to the supervisor immediately.Reports unsafe equipment or work conditions to supervisor immediately. Attend and participate in regularly scheduled technical/clinical staff meetingsAcknowledge new or revised policies and procedures through in-service documentation form.Participates in OSHA related activities, including drills.Ensure that required competencies and mandatory training and compliance activities are completed as assigned.Monitors supply levels of department and reports to supervisor before zero inventories. Minimum Qualifications:Graduate of an approved School for Radiation Therapy. ARRT Registered Technologist (T)State licensed (mandatory where required)Must be in good standing with all CE and license requirements.CPR certifiedComputer literate, to include experience with the following: Record & Verify ApplicationsTreatment Delivery ApplicationsElectronic Medical RecordOWANGenesisCare E-mailDTSGenesisCare IntranetMS Office SuiteExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal; good organizational skills; confidentiality; excellent interpersonal skills; positive interaction in dealing with patients. Minimum Physical Capabilities:In order to be able to perform normal duties as a Radiation Therapist, the worker must be able to perform all of the following physical capabilities:Lifting up to 22 lbs frequently waist to shoulder heightUnrestricted pushing and pulling waist to shoulder heightUnrestricted reachingSitting for up to 30mins at a timeUnrestricted standing and walkingUnrestricted bending and squattingWho we are: We are 6000+ highly trained healthcare professionals and support staff across the United States, Australia, the U.K, Spain and China, designing cancer and heart disease treatments to help patients achieve the best possible life outcomes. Global care Across the world, we have more than 580+ centres to help us bring the right care to our patients. Every year our team sees more than 1.4 million patients globally across our Oncology, Cardiology & Sleep Medicine Centres.People centricity is at the heart of what we do and we pride ourselves on making our people a priority, whether that be a patient or an employee. We aim to build culture of 'care' that is patient focused, and performance driven. Our people promise is "do your life's best work, by always growing, having a profound human impact and making great things happen together." If you'd like to truly make a difference, join us at GenesisCare!

Keywords: GenesisCare, Los Angeles , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , El Segundo, California

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