Cape Cod Hospital Radiation Therapy Tech in Hyannis, Massachusetts
Radiation Therapy Tech
Hours between 7a-6p Tuesdays and Wednesdays, occ w/e
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs. We are currently seeking a dedicated Radiation Therapy Tech to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital. PURPOSE OF POSITION: TO DELIVER RADIATION THERAPY TREATMENTS TO PATIENTS ACCORDING TO PRESCRIPTION AND INSTRUCTION OF THE RADIATION ONCOLOGIST/ PHYSICIANS. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. DELIVERS RADIATION THERAPY TO PATIENT, EXPLAINS PROCEDURE AND MAKE PATIENTS COMFORTABLE. ASSISTS RADIATION ONCOLOGIST/PHYSICIAN WITH TREATMENT PLANNING SESSIONS. 2. RECORDS ALL TREATMENT INFORMATION IN PATIENT'S CHART. REPORT ANY ERRATIC BEHAVIOR OF THE MACHINE TO A SUPERVISOR OR PHYSICIST. ASSISTS WITH MORNING WARM-UP PROCEDURE AND CALIBRATION CHECKS. 3. SCHEDULES PATIENTS ON TREATMENT MACHINE USING COMPUTERIZED SCHEDULING SYSTEM. MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS CONTACT WITH PATIENTS, FREQUENT CONTACT WITH NURSES AND PHYSICIANS. 4. CALCULATES TREATMENT DOSE AS NEEDED. OBSERVES PATIENT FOR REACTIONS AND REPORTS SAME TO PHYSICIANS. REINFORCES PHYSICIAN'S ADVICE TO PATIENTS REGARDING REACTIONS TO TREATMENT AND THEIR CARE. 5. EXPLAINS PROCEDURES TO PATIENTS TO ALLEVIATE APPREHENSION. OBSERVES RADIATION SAFETY MEASURES FOR PATIENTS AND PERSONNEL. ADVISES RADIATION THERAPY STUDENTS. 6. MAINTAINS DAILY BILLING INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS TREATED. ORGANIZES PATIENT'S APPOINTMENTS, PORTAL FILMS,AND TREATMENT INFORMATION. PERFORMS NECESSARY QUALITY ASSURANCE. 7. PREPARES RADIUM FOR IMPLANTS AND ASSISTS WITH IMPLANTS.CLEANS AND RETURNS RADIUM TO SAFE. MAINTAINS RECORDS OF RADIUM FLOW. 8. ASSISTS WITH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. PARTICIPATE IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TEAMS. 9. MAINTAINS CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL CREDITS. PERFORMS OTHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES AS REQUSTED. 10. PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED/REQUESTED. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING GRADUATE OF AN APPROVED SCHOOL OF RADIATION THERAPY, LICENSED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST AND REGISTERED BY THE A.R.R.T. WITHIN ONE YEAR OF GRADUATION. CPR WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF POSITION START DATE.
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