Foundation Health

Radiation Therapist

US-AK-Fairbanks
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2547
Category
Allied Health
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Position Type
CA: Per Diem
Shift
Days
New Grad
No

Overview

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

  

Position Available:

Per Diem (On call as needed)

Monday - Friday

8 hour shifts 

 

On Call Coverage Required

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY

This position performs prescribed planned course of radiation therapy as directed by following department/facility policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols and in accordance with standards of professional radiation therapy practice. Performs needed assessment, care and treatment planning for patient population.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs radiation therapy treatments by following and verifying referring providers’ orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures. 
  1. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes. 
  1. Operates treatment and treatment planning equipment to include simulation in accordance with departmental policy. Prepares treatments and administers prescribed doses in accordance with established policies. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation. 
  1. Demonstrates competence in performing prescribed invasive/interventional procedures in accordance with established policies. 
  1. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. Demonstrates the ability to trouble shoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to radiation safety practices. Ensures the safe receipt, administration, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials utilizing ALARA principles. 
  1. Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to radiation oncology practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information. 
  1. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department. 

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a strong knowledge of clinical care as normally obtained through an Associate degree in radiation oncology or related field.

 

Requires national certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensure by the state regulatory agency if applicable. BLS certification required.

 

Must be knowledgeable of clinical techniques, applications and equipment relative to the area of work. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, and be safety conscious. Foundation Health Partners Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months in the area of specialty.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous radiation therapy experience preferred.

 

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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