To assist oncologist in performing simulation patient treatment planning; and to perform dose calculation, manual and computer for radiation therapy.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists oncologist during simulation to acquire all information to develop the optimum treatment plan.
Performs dosimetric calculations for patients under therapy treatments using manual and computer techniques for: external stationary photon and electron beams, moving photon and electron beams, and interstitial and intracavitary implants.
Assists in planning of treatment by preparing custom blocks, compensation filters, immobilization devices, and merging of radiation fields.
Assists in monitoring operation of radiation therapy equipment and assists in performing minor calibrations and checks.
Assists physicist in major calibrations and checks.
Assists physicist in the preparation and care of radioactive sources and applicators for interstitial and
Performs radiation survey and implements radiation protection guidelines in reference to implant procedures.
Assures proper implementation of treatment plan during initial patient setup for treatment.
Prepares weekly review and final summary of patient treatment records to verify that all entries and functions conform to the prescription ordered by the Radiation Oncologist.
Informs Radiation Physicist, Oncologist, and Chief Therapist of any discrepancies.
Selects appropriate billing codes for all physics and simulation services provided by the department to the patient.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients , including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of two years working experience as a staff radiation therapist.
Radiology Technologist Certification, Radiation Therapist Certification or Associate Degree in physical, mathematical, biomedical, or computer science from an accredited college.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of radiation physics.
Knowledge of clinical radiation therapy.
Knowledge of proper handling of radio active materials.
Skill in mathematics and problem solving involving the application of radiation physics.
Ability to work at computer video terminal.
Internal Number: JR56458
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ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.