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Beth Israel Lahey Health Senior Therapist - Radiation (Qualifies for a Sign on Bonus) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

This position qualifies for a sign on bonus of $7,500.00

Reporting to the Therapist Manager, this position is responsible for facilitating the daily operations of the clinical treatment section of the radiation therapy division and for ensuring patient care. Work requires independent thinking and leadership ability to direct the Therapist Team workload in a safe manner while ensuring efficiency in the daily operations. Participates in special projects as requested and identifies areas of improvement for the team and unit.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide patient education in order to maximize patient compliance with his/her plan of care and provide family education when needed.

  • Is responsible for efficient operation of the assigned clinical treatment area.

  • Is a resource to Therapist Staff to resolve clinical issues; division and/or patient related.

  • Coordinates the activities of the Therapist to ensure quality treatment delivery and maximum utilization of equipment and personnel.

  • Utilizes and instructs new staff members in quality assurance and improvement policies and practices.

  • Works with the Therapist Manager and Chief of Physics to develop new techniques or resolve clinical problems.

  • Works with Physician and Therapist Staff to triage emergent cases and negotiate scheduling of patients to appropriate treatment units.

  • Manages team during equipment failures and facilitates machine down procedures.

  • Possesses knowledge of all scheduling, treatment and billing procedures involving the Record and Verify System; is able to troubleshoot and consult with the appropriate personnel to resolve discrepancies.

  • Accurately documents treatment delivery information and records treatment variances using the appropriate incident reporting tool.

  • Assesses patient relative data pertinent to age-specific needs and provides care as described in the department policy and procedure manual.

  • Instructs and orients new Radiation Therapists, students and other staff members unfamiliar with department and/or specific procedures. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner.

  • Models appropriate behavior and good clinical judgement.

  • May elect to teach in the School of Radiation Therapy.

  • Participates in specialty areas such as Clinical Instruction of Radiation Therapy Technology Students, Intra-operative Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiation surgery.

  • Participates in Departmental and Therapist Staff Meetings and demonstrates ability to lead and support meetings when called upon by the Therapist Manager.

  • Demonstrates cooperation and is responsive to all staff.

  • Maintains and can provide annual documentation of the required amount of Continuing Education Credits needed for licensure.

  • Is an active member of professional organizations, participates in professional activities by attending meetings, serving on committees or tasks forces, writing and/or presenting scientific papers.

  • Participates in the clinical instruction and evaluation of the Radiation Therapy Technology students.

  • Assumes managerial responsibilities in the absence of the Therapist Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of a CAHEA accredited educational program or equivalent.

  • Must hold active certification by the ARRT and have a valid Massachusetts license in Radiation Therapy.

  • Supervises Staff Radiation Therapists, Radiation Therapist Clinical Assistant(s) and students assigned to the area.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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