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Radiation Therapist 16 hrs/week as needed

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Radiation Therapist 16 hrs/week as needed (200865) Job Description Radiation Therapist 16 hrs/week as needed - ( 200865 ) Description Shift: Hourly, Days, Weekend as needed-- 16 Hrs/week as needed
Reporting to the Manager of Radiation Oncology with accountability to the Facilitator of Radiation Oncology, performs all functions within the role of a Radiation Therapist.


1. Accurately documents all required element treatment plan on the department linear accelerators and simulations on a CT scanner as ordered.

2. Accurately documents all required elements of care and treatment within the hospital and department specific EMR. Reports any misadministration to the Radiation Oncologist and Manager.

3. Observes clinical condition of the patient on a daily basis and refers potential treatment reactions and/or problems to the Radiation Oncologist and Radiation Oncology Nurse.

4. Performs daily machine QA and reports malfunctioning or equipment failure to the Radiation Physicist and Manager.

5. Prepares immobilization devices such as aquaplast casts and alpha cradle/vac fix body moulds.

6. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, treat and care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Implements assessment/treatment and care based on the developmental stages of the patient. Involves family/guardian in the plan of care and conducts patient and family education, as appropriate, considering the developmental needs of the patient.

7. Follows all departmental guidelines, procedures and protocols for charging.

8. Attends weekly and monthly meetings including hospital wide, department and therapist meetings and quality improvement committee.

9. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies and procedures.


Qualifications
1. Graduate of an approved AMA Radiation Therapy program.

2. Registered or eligible for registry by the ARRT in Radiation Therapy Technology.

3. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety.

4. Knowledge of and/or experience in the correct use of body mechanics.

5. Current CPR certification from American Heart Association.--
6. The analytical skills necessary to assess a patient's condition and to utilize radiation oncology training and professional judgment in providing comprehensive, high quality care to cancer patients.

7. A high level of interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients, family members, physicians and other members of the health care team.

8. The ability to use independent judgment to complete tasks.

9. The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

10. Computer skills necessary to fulfill the job responsibilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:--
1. Requires frequent periods of standing and walking with some sitting. Requires frequent lifting or moving of heavy material (custom blocks, wedges, etc.) and lifting and transferring of patients from cart or wheel chair to treatment couch.

2. Flow of work and character of duties requires concentrated visual and mental attention performing complex tasks along with manual coordination for sustained periods.

WORKING CONDITIONS:--
1. Conditions are acceptable. At least one disagreeable element or hazard, i.e. risk of exposure to radiation, is frequently present in the environment and there may be occasional exposure to infectious diseases.

About Us
Serving Chicago's northwest suburbs since 1959, we are an independent, not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing outstanding care in the communities we call home. Our comprehensive, patient-centered system of care has dozens of locations throughout the area.
Our award-winning care has been recognized on a national level. Some of our top awards include:

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals--- Award recipient for three years in a row from Healthgrades--
  • Magnet-- designation for nursing excellence, received consecutively since 2006
  • The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and Comprehensive Stroke Center designationOur team includes:
    • 4,000 employees
    • 1,200 physicians on staff
    • 200 primary are and specialty physicians
      Annually, we treat an average of 20,000 inpatients and provide:
      • 350,000 outpatient visits
      • 76,000 emergency department visits
      • 38,000 home care visits
      • 2,700 newborn deliveriesA growing healthcare system
        Over the years, we have continued to grow to meet the area's changing needs. Today, we're a world-class healthcare provider that combines compassionate care with a healing environment, cutting-edge clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, including:
        • A 509-bed hospital, including the South Pavilion with 200 private rooms
        • The William J. and Marian H. Busse Center for Specialty Medicine, an eight-floor facility housing physician offices, medical specialty services and advanced diagnostic technology
        • A Level III NICU, Level II Trauma Center and a dedicated pediatric emergency department
        • Five Immediate Care Centers, in Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg
        • 23 physician offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg
        • Nine outpatient imaging locations that provide advanc emergency department
        • Five Immediate Care Centers, in Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg
        • 23 physician offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg
        • Nine outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and 3D mammography
        • 13 clinical laboratory sites in seven suburbs and at the hospital
        • 33-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and seven outpatient rehabilitation centers
        • The Wellness Center, a premier health and fitness center and spa on the NCH campus
        • A full-service, retail pharmacy on the hospital campus
          Primary Location

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