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Radiation Therapist

Company: Massachusetts General Physicians' Organization
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

minutes of inactivity. Job Description - Radiation Therapist (3196983) Job Description Radiation Therapist - ( 3196983 ) Description Under the supervision of the senior therapist, the incumbent delivers radiation therapy to patients according to the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist.1.0 Treatment Delivery:1.1 Accurately deliver radiation treatment to patients according to the prescription provided by the radiation oncologist.1.2 Accurately document radiation treatment delivery and all technical parameters1.3 Participate in the orientation and education of our patients1.4 Ensure patient understanding regarding the treatment process and possible reactions. Reinforce recommendations to minimize reactions1.5 Monitor patients for unusual reactions: report occurrences to the radiation oncologist or nurse1.6 Incumbents will prove their competency to perform treatment related tasks as outlined in the "Task Inventory"1.7 Incumbents must demonstrate competence to meet the age-specific needs of their patients. This may include pediatric, adolescent, teenage, young adult, adult and elderly cancer patients. The mix of patients under the care of the therapist could include patients from any or all of these age groups at any given time1.8 Physical strength to lift accessories weighing up to 40 pounds1.9 Capable of comfortably lifting and inserting patient accessories into the treatment units at all possible treatment angles during patient.1.10 Physical reach to work with equipment as high as 5-6 feet above the floor2.0 Quality Assurance:2.1 Perform daily output and alignment checks on linear accelerators2.2 Review charts at the initiation of treatment, when treatment plans are changed, and throughout the course of therapy for completeness and order2.3 Ensure consistency between the paper treatment record and the electronic chart/verification system2.4 Take verification films per policy or per request to ensure accurate placement and design of treatment fields3.0 Other Duties:3.1 Contribute positively to the efficient delivery of treatments, with minimal overtime expenditure, efficient utilization of resources, and maximum patient comfort and satisfaction3.2 Work with the patient, family, and/or social service to establish a schedule that will allow the treatment program to proceed as smoothly as possible3.3 Maintain equipment and orderliness of the treatment area3.4 Participate in department meetings, retraining, and continuing education activities3.5 Participate in the clinical instruction of student radiation therapists and the orientation of new staff Qualifications QualificationsCandidates/incumbents must be graduates of ARRT approved programs in radiation therapy technologyNew graduates must obtain temporary license to practice from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Radiation Control Program, prior to beginning their employmentNew graduates are given 90-days from date of hire to pass the ARRT certification examination.Associates degrees will be accepted for candidates that completed their education prior to 2000Candidates that graduated in 2000 or later must possess a Baccalaureate degreeNew Graduates Clinical internship in a major cancer center is preferred Experience with modern linear accelerators, simulation and verify / record systemsAll Candidates and Incumbents Excellent interpersonal skills Willingness to teach student therapists and serve as a positive role model for all staff members Duties are performed in the MGH Radiation Oncology Department, FHBurr Proton Therapy Center, Emerson Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital or other satellites Incumbents work in close physical proximity to team members Must be willing to work flexible days/hours based on department need and patient volumeShared responsibility (with senior therapists) for student radiation therapists Contribute to efficient operation of the treatment units with minimal overtime and proper handling of expensive equipment. Accurate and on-time billing for procedures performed Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications fromprotected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Primary Location Work Locations : MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston 02114 Job : Radiation Therapy/Dosimetry Organization : Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Schedule : Full-time Standard Hours : 40 Shift : Day Job Employee Status : Regular

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