The Radiation Oncology Service Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist Team Leader position is assigned to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Radiation Oncology Service within the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center. This is a general medical and surgical facility, classified as a Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and limited research. Operate equipment in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to preform warm-up procedures and treatment operations on Varian linear accelerators, including 3D, IMRT Rapid Arc, IGRT, electron therapy, and all complex radiation treatment procedures (i.e., SBRT, SBRT w/ compression belt, SRS, prone breast treatment) and routinely perform without guidance or assistance from supervisor or peers. This includes multi-leaf collimation, portal vision operations, and OBI on-board imager. Full implementation of patient and staff safety precautions, hospital patient identification policy and treatment verification procedures Identifies individual patient by the required identification methods set forth by hospital policy and departmental procedures before assisting in simulation and each daily radiation treatment is delivered. Verifies patient consent prior to assisting in CT simulation. Must be alert to patient's condition and other disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient. Knowledge of basic nursing procedures, examination preparation and contraindications. Validate/identify tattoos and or markings on patient's skin required for locating treatment area. Verifies patient's treatment area daily in the treatment machine vault. Independently operates CT Simulator and performs all basic and complex simulations. Follows directives, designs custom immobilizations for reproducible set-ups, obtains optimal imaging. Independently utilize a Linac's On Board Imaging system and interpret the images using in-depth knowledge of anatomy to implement changes. Provide guidance for more in-depth complex imaging. Utilizes advanced problem-solving skills to resolve difficult treatment set up issues, remaining within the limits of sound radiation therapy practices and within the scope of the therapist's training, experience and authority. And provides guidance to lower level TRT's and students. Provides technical oversight and assign personnel, utilizing staff to provide the optimal level of patient care each day. Skilled to deliver treatments, mentor and provide oversight to lower level TRT's with basic and complex radiation treatments on a Linear Accelerator, as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist. Instructs and trains TRTs on Record and Verify System. Resolves informal employee complaints and minor differences of opinions using problem solving skills. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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