Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the physician according to established policies and procedures, standards, and practices.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:A
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.
Two years of experience as a Radiation Therapist required. 4-6 yearsa experience preferred.
TrueBeam and Aria experience preferred.
Detail oriented and proactive in navigating patientsa courses of treatment.
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.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.