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Vail Health Radiation Therapist in Vail, Colorado

POSITION PURPOSE:

  • Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the physician according to established policies and procedures, standards, and practices.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1. Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients, answers patient questions, and explains procedures.

    2. Assists in tumor localization and dosimetry procedures.

    3. Prepares rooms and equipment for patients, stocks rooms with linens and supplies, and orders equipment and supplies as needed.

    4. Prepares chart for patient treatment, and takes and reviews images for physician approval.

    5. Interfaces with the physicist, imaging personnel and dosimetry to simulate and initiate treatment. Consults with supportive care staff to provide high quality patient care.

    6. Reinforces recommendations given to patients by the physician, nurse, dietitian, etc., concerning the reaction to treatment and care of the radiated area, and prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects.

    7. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, professional affiliations, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.

    8. Changes therapy as ordered and performs chart checks in preparation for participation in weekly patient chart rounds.

    9. Role models the principles of a Just Culture

    10. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience:

  • Two years of experience as a Radiation Therapist required. 4-6 years’ experience preferred.

    TrueBeam and Aria experience preferred.

    Detail oriented and proactive in navigating patients’ courses of treatment.

  • License(s):

  • N/A

  • Certification(s):

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with Radiation Therapy (T) specialty

    Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association

  • Computer / Typing:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

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