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Cancer Center Radiation Therapist - Rad Oncology

Company: Lakeland Regional Health
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:


Position Information


Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off
Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period:

Shift Time:
Location: Hollis Cancer Center, US:FL:Lakeland

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Position Summary

The radiation therapist delivers prescribed doses of high-energy radiation supplied and controlled through specialized radiation equipment to meet the patient needs. They assess, implement, and evaluate radiation therapy services consistent with professional practice standards to optimize patient outcomes and promote interdisciplinary communication. The radiation therapist is responsible to practice within their scope of practice in accordance with approved policies, procedures, and protocols. Collaborate and coordinate with physicians and multidisciplinary teams to ensure positive patient outcomes. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Position Details

Detailed responsibilities:
* People At The Heart Of All We Do
- Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration.
- Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care.
- Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created.
* Safety And Performance Improvement
- Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety.
- Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work.
- Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work.
* Stewardship
- Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities.
- Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures.
* Standard Work Duties: Cancer Center Radiation Therapist
- Actively participates in team development, achieving dashboards, and in accomplishing department goals and objectives.
- Reviews patient's charts for physician's orders, prescribed dose and approved treatment plan. Confers with the Radiation Oncologists as necessary to clarify orders.
- Prepares treatment and/or simulation room and equipment for patient's set-up. Educates patients in treatment procedures, radiation side effects and skin care of irradiated body area.
- Positions patient utilizing appropriate equipment according to physician prescription orders, department procedures and required standards of accuracy.
- Assesses patient's condition based on observation and reports any change in condition to the physician or RN. Calibrates equipment daily as required by protocol gathering and recording the data.
- Records daily treatments and documents in the daily record any changes to the physician orders. Monitors patient at all times during treatment and observes NRC guidelines for radiation safety.
- Performs simulations, obtains appropriate images, contours critical structures, utilizes contrast, and places necessary markings under the direction of the physician. Manufactures custom blocking, molds and treatment devices as required by the physician.
- Bills for procedures and devices appropriately. Reports equipment malfunction appropriately to the manager and physicist.
- Assists in the training of new therapists.
- Educates RTT and RT students during clinical rotations. Schedules treatment appointment times. Role models through professional development and improvement of competence.




Qualifications & Experience

* Associate Degree


Education equivalent experience:
* Radiation Therapy Technology degree (A.S., diploma, B.S.) from an institution accredited by an agency acceptable to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Other information:
Licenses Essential: State licensure Radiation Therapist (R.T.T.); National Registration R.T.T. with the A.R.R.T.
Certifications: Per department or hospital requirements and relevant policies - - - - - -
Lakeland Regional Health -is an 864 bed Level II Trauma Center located in Central Florida between Tampa and Orlando. - -As a catalyst for community health for more than 100 years, not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education, and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at our Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center, and ambulatory care locations.
Allied Health professionals at Lakeland Regional Health Improve lives through exceptional care. Our workplace is ideal for you if you enjoy or seek:

  • One-on-one patient care practices
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology including three Hybrid operating rooms at our Medical Center
  • Job opportunities in pharmacy, laboratory, imaging, respiratory and therapy
  • New outpatient physical rehabilitation facilities, located at our Grasslands Campus, featuring underwater treadmill, vector and gait harness system, LEED - Gold certified building and operations
  • Educational enrichment via innovative programs like the Medical Lab Science degree program with Florida Southern College which includes a fourth year of coursework including hands-on experience in Lakeland Regional Health's labs

    Immediate openings with various shifts in the following areas:
    -Rehab Services (PT, OT, PTA and COTA)
    Respiratory Therapist ( Peds/NICU and Critical Care)
    Radiology ( Rad Techs, CT and MRI)
    -Lab (Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians)

  • Cath Lab Techs
  • Surgical Techs

    Competitive pay rates
    Excellent Benefits
    Employer matched retirement fund contributions
    Access to $5,000 per year in education assistance
    Free continuing education credits
    Benefit eligibility at 48 hours bi-weekly
    Together, our Promise is YOUR HEALTH.

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