Radiation Therapist PRN Sebring at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/10/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Cancer Institute
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Job Description

Radiation Therapist AdventHealth Heartland

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Heartland
  • Faith Based & Mission Driven Facility
  • Day One Benefits
  • Largest Employer in the County
  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park
  • Close knit community with a home town family feel
  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast
Work Hours/Shift:
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Performs moving QA on the treatment unit. 
  • Able to assess that equipment is operating according to physics policy. 
  • Calls appropriate person immediately after equipment malfunctions, clears faults on the unit that have been approved by physics. 
  • Reviews all new starts by checking the blocks, simulation printout, dose and calculation sheet; checks prescription for field verification; uses digital camera to verify patient positioning and field orientation;
  • Checks EMR for prescription and treatment parameters, doses, wedges, and monitor units. 
  • Proficient at identifying the treatment volume so that it duplicates the simulation film and treatment plan.
  • Reproduces patient set up within 2mm on a daily basis. 
  • Personally reviews and makes changes requested by the Radiation Oncologist within 24 hours. 
  • Notifies Manager of any potential errors (i.e.; incorrect wedge, gantry angle, blocks, etc.). 
  • Monitors the patient with audio-visual equipment during treatment process.
  • Assist patient with transport and positioning in treatment areas 
  • Must be able to operate the equipment according to the safety standards and the vendor’s operating manual. 
  • Utilizes the computerized information system in scheduling a patient’s appointment time. 
  • Observes symptoms and reactions to treatment and refers patients to appropriate person (i.e.; Radiation Oncologist, nurse, etc.).
  • Responsible for constructing immobilization devices as ordered by physician.
  • Identifies patients for on-treatment management by physicians and escorts to exam room.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assists in ordering and maintaining supplies as needed. 
  • Coordinates inpatient transportation and assists when necessary. 
  • Must be able to interchange roles (i.e.; front desk reception, assist with nursing, etc.). 
  • Must be able to respond quickly and without immediate assistance in an emergency situation. 
  • Maintains knowledge of Quality Management activity occurring in department. 
  • Performs other activities as requested by management.
  • Participates in the orientation of new employees.
  • Notifies manager, supervisor or physicist when equipment is in need of service.
  • Documents incidents with 100% accuracy as required by Risk Management.
  • Is required to respond to emergency situations, (i.e., disasters, hurricanes, etc.) by reporting to your department and staying until the crisis is over or your position is covered by incoming personnel.  This is a mandatory requirement.   Refusal to respond may result in termination.

What You Will Need:
  • Graduate of an approved program in Radiation Therapy.
  • Registry eligible or currently registered by the ARRT as a Radiation Therapist (T)
  • Florida Licensed as Registered Radiation Therapist (RRT) or Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)
  • ARRT (T) (Required)
  • Florida licensed as Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) or Registered Radiation Therapist (RRT) (Required)
  • BLS (Required)
Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Lead Radiation Therapist, the Radiation Therapist applies ionizing radiation to the patient as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist.   He/She has the responsibility for the efficient and safe operation of the department with special emphasis on the delivery of the prescribed radiation treatment.  The therapist should understand the mechanics of specific diseases and treatment planning, and be involved in verification of these factors.  He/She will be given the opportunity to do a rotation in simulation to then assume the responsibility for a safe and efficient patient simulation. Will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care/needs of an assigned group of patients.  Must maintain the treatment machine QA and report any malfunctions or discrepancies in output to the Department Physicist.  Responsibility to adhere to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance plan, to the rules and regulations of all local, state and Federal agencies, and to the standards of all accrediting bodies.

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

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