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Radiation Therapist Full Time in DeLand, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    DeLand, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Cancer Institute
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital DeLand

Job Description


Work Hours/Shifts

Full Time Days

Florida Hospital DeLand

For over 50 years, Florida Hospital DeLand, a full-service, 156-bed acute care hospital located in DeLand, FL, has served the West Volusia area and surrounding communities. Florida Hospital DeLand has grown to include Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Medical Park, Florida Hospital Digestive Health Center and the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations; which includes being awarded their Gold Seal of Approval. Our efforts to strive for excellence has led to being voted “Best Hospital and Best Rehab” by Best of the West — Daytona News Journal and a Top 100 Company for Working Families in Central Florida.
At Florida Hospital DeLand, we believe that better quality of care leads to better quality of life, so we’re committed to providing each of our patients the absolute best medical care in the most cutting-edge facilities possible, all in a caring, compassionate, neighborly environment. Our mission is to offer hope and healing to all of our patients in conjunction with our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ in our community.
You will be responsible for:
  • Prepares the patient and delivers radiation treatments as directed by the Radiation Oncologist.
  • Provides the patient with on-going education from their simulation through the end of their treatment
  • Provides immobilization when required
  • Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards
  • Calculates required treatment times for optimum patient flow while accommodating the patient’s schedule as well
  • Evaluates the course of the patient’s treatment and plans accordingly for any changes.
  • Blocks to be added at certain doses
  • Delivers treatments utilizing ionizing radiation as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologists.
  • Comprehends the entire plan of treatment and reproduces complex setups.
  • Delivers treatment to patients receiving HDR radiation
  • Takes localization films and portal images as directed by the Radiation Oncologist, and makes sure they are approved in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes the portal imaging system in conjunction with ARIA to obtain quality images.
  • Responsible for confirming that the patient’s chart, diagnostic studies and previous simulation films are available for the patient’s simulation.
  • Performs the simulation process for preparation of the treatment plan
  • Completes consistency check prior to the first treatment
  • Verifies the prescription to make sure it is complete, and that it is correct in ARIA.
  • Compares the templates from dosimetry against the MLC’s in the treatment room
  • Compares the dose information in ARIA against the dose information on the dosimetry plans.
  • Verifies the correct energy, wedges, machine parameters and monitor units
  • Personally reviews changes requested by the Radiation Oncologist
  • Monitors the patient with audio/visual equipment during the treatment to observe any patient movement and notifies manger of any patient complaints.
  • Documents all patient information in the treatment record, including but not limited to port films, the use of bolus or other treatment aides.
  • Analyzes problems when setups are not reproducing and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Observes the patient for any side effects from the treatment, and adequate pain control, and refers them to the nurse and/or Radiation Oncologist, as appropriate.
  • Assesses patient lab results and notifies the Radiation Oncologist, if applicable.
  • Responds quickly and without immediate assistance in an emergency situation.
  • Assists with patient’s medical equipment:  IV’s, oxygen, catheters, etc. and report malfunctions if necessary
  • Identifies and properly amends any charting errors in accordance with hospital policy and department procedures.
  • Reviews patient charts to ensure ongoing quality assurance.
  • Utilizes the ARIA system for the scheduling of patient appointment times and entering charges.
  • Coordinates in-house patient transportation.
  • Refer patients, as appropriate, to the Oncology Social Worker.
  • Makes efficient use of time and prepare properly to ensure efficient and timely workflow.
  • Operates the equipment according to the Radiation Oncology department safety standards along with the vendor’s operating procedure manual.
  • Performs daily warm-up and QA on the treatment machine and simulator.
  • Assesses if the equipment is operating according to the parameters given by Physic sand notifies
  • Physics immediately if equipment malfunctions
  • Participates in the on-call schedule at all sites.
  • Responsible for other duties, as requested.
What will you need?
  • Must possess knowledge of anatomical structures for localization
  • Must possess the technical skills to accomplish the treatment plan proposed by the Radiation Oncologist
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiation Therapy program
  • Current Florida Radiation Therapist license required
  • Minimum of at least one year of experience
  • Must be a Registered Radiation Therapist (ARRT)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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