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Radiation Therapist

Company: University of New Mexico Medical Group
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Sign on Bonus $7,500.00 with two year commitment plus $2,500.00 retention paid at third year for a third year commitment.

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports, and other such reports.
  • Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients; obtains patient history, answers patient questions, and explains procedure; observes patient for any unusual reactions or events during treatment.
  • Checks prescription, diagnosis, chart, and patient identification, ensuring accurate treatments.
  • Schedules patients for treatments; interfaces with physicist at initiation of treatment; consults with supportive care physicians, nurses, and social workers.
  • Prepares room and equipment for patient; transfers immobilized patient from stretcher to treatment couch, giving special care to catheters, IVs, oxygen, respirator, chest tubes, and other life support; positions patient in prescribed anatomical positions for treatment.
  • Reinforces recommendations given to patient by the physician, dietitian, or other care provider, concerning reaction to treatment and care of the irradiated area, and prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects.
  • Performs verification and port film exposures for all treated areas and makes corrections or changes to therapy as directed by physician.
  • Participates in the clinical instruction and supervision of radiation therapy students.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned About our Radiation Oncology Department: Three accelerators consisting of two Elektas and 1 Tomotherapy. A Siemens CT scanner, GE ultrasound, CRad system plus Eclipse, Tomo and Monaco treatment planning systems. SRS, SBRT, IMRT, 3D and 2D treatment delivery. A future expansion will include two new accelerators.YourMembership. Keywords: Radiation Therapist, Location: Albuquerque, NM - 87106

Keywords: University of New Mexico Medical Group, Albuquerque , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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