With minimum supervision administer radiation therapy treatments & simulation in accordance with the prescription & instructions of the radiation oncologist. Must be able to judge when the treatment should be withheld until consultation with the radiation oncologist. Must be able to assist in treatment planning procedures including tumor localization & dosimetry. Triage sick patients to nursing for evaluation. Ability to perform daily and other QA (quality assurance) protocols. Ability to initiate and run organ specific and procedure specific CT protocols.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Registered and certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) as an RTT. Current New Mexico State license.
SKILLS: Ability to operate a linear accelerator, computerized record and verify system, portal imager, CT/simulator, HDR and ultrasound. Excellent computer skills and trouble shooting ability. Must be able to understand and carry out complex radiation prescriptions and able to work under pressure
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience as a radiation therapist or a new graduate.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION: -Responsible to: Manager, Medical Physics
ENVIRONMENT: - Bloodborne pathogens - B Exposure to radiation, chemotherapy drugs, Hepatitis B, contagious diseases, infected wounds and needle puncture inherent in an acute care setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to move quickly, bending, stretching, lifting patients of all weights with assistance, pulling or pushing wheelchairs and stretchers. Manual dexterity, good vision, hearing and speech. Ability to lift heavy objects above the head or below knee level.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.