Under general supervision of a Radiation Oncologist, performs radiation therapy procedures on ambulatory and hospital patients in a physician office, clinic, or hospital setting as requested by a physician or other licensed provider for the diagnosis of disease and injury in accordance with established protocols.
WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Performs high quality radiation therapy procedures, according to exam protocol, in a timely manner.
Maintains production and quality of imaging procedures by following established standards and procedures. Utilizes AIDET when communicating with patients to: identify patient service requirements, ensure correct exam is performed on the correct patient, and establish rapport with patients and others.
Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patients family regarding the test to be performed and assesses patients ability to tolerate exam.
Prepares patient or area for radiation therapy procedure by positioning patient, adjusting immobilization devices, moving equipment into specified position and adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to safety requirements, infection-control, drug and radiation policies, protocols and techniques.
Uses proper sterile techniques when setting up and performing invasive radiation therapy procedures and maintains hand hygiene requirements.
Assists in maintaining supplies inventory; anticipates needs, request orders and verifies receipt. Maintains equipment and work area to meet quality and cleanliness standards.
Works with engineers and physicists to ensure optimal operational capabilities of equipment. Reports issues to management or appropriate department.
Ensures individuals are safe to enter the radiation therapy suite and radiation therapy department by screening them according to policies and procedures approved by the department.
Obtains, verifies and maintains all relevant documentation such as requisition/chart, patient history, pregnancy status and shielding precautions taken, consent forms, etc.
Maintains medical imaging records in appropriate system and according to department policies and standards for interpretation in a timely manner.
May perform charge duties and/or train new team members. May assist with quality assurance and/or documentation of policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Able to perform high quality radiation therapy procedures according to exam protocol in a timely manner. Able to explain the procedure and put patients at ease. Able to provide services in a timely, accurate, and cost-efficient manner in compliance with established System and regulatory standards, policies and procedures. Able to effectively administer first aid and use emergency cart. Demonstrates and maintains current knowledge, continued education and skills appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, young adult, adult and geriatric. Able to perform tasks independently without need for routine Radiation Oncologist or management oversight. Able to ensure customer satisfaction by limiting wait times, providing courteous service, remaining professional, reviewing Press Ganey scores and developing action plans when required. Able to maintain a calm and helpful attitude, even under times of stress, and take appropriate and reasonable steps to resolve issues. Able to serve as preceptor by providing quality training to new team members and on new services and initiatives.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT ADDENDUM
Completion of an accredited program in Radiation Therapy. Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy preferred. The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Health.
Location: Baylor Medical Center Irving
EDUCATION: Grad of an Accredited Program
EXPERIENCE: Minimum/no experience required
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION Basic Life Support (BLS)
ARRT-T Radiation Therapy (ARRT-T): Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy (ARRT-T).
Medical Radiologic Tech (MRT): Licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT).
Internal Number: 20010051
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!