Catholic Health Initiatives Radiation Therapist -Part Time (PRN) in HOUSTON, Texas

Radiation Therapist -Part Time (PRN)

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care

facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class

cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by

Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in

Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first

hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for

Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center,

receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to

three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and

San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000

patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with

Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas

Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch

(Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M

University.

POSITION SUMMARY

Operates radiation therapy equipment

in order to simulate and/or treat patients for malignancies. Completes required

documentation in medical records, completes charge procedures and Performs

quality assurance checks to verify accuracy of all procedures

performed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIRED:

  • Graduate of a Joint Review

Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

(JRCERT) accredited program in

Radiation Therapy or a suitable

equivalent.

License/Certification:

  • Certification and registration in

Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of

Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Licensed / Certified by the Texas Medical Board - Medical Radiologic

  • Medical Radiography Tech (MRT)

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • None required

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of simulation and

radiation therapy equipment

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs patient’s simulations

under direction of physician, which includes

patient alignment, portal marking

and chart documentation

  1. Supply data for and assist in

fabrication and/or designs patient

immobilization and treatment devices, such as

vaculocks, bolus and

aquaplast masks

  1. Assists in dosimetry procedures,

including obtaining patient parameters.

  1. Educates patients regarding

simulation, treatment procedures and possible

reactions (as directed by

physician/nurse)

  1. Observes patient for treatment

reactions and reports reactions to

physician/nurse

  1. Assists in emergency procedures

as necessary

  1. Delivers a prescribed planned

course of radiation therapy, which includes

review of prescription, diagnosis,

medical record and patient identification.

In addition, Prepares room and

equipment for patient treatments including

set-up of immobilization devices,

field size, treatment distance, shielding

devices, etc.

  1. Monitors patient and equipment

during treatment and/or simulation

reporting any unusual circumstances, such as

patient movement,

equipment malfunction, etc.

  1. Completes daily quality checks

on treatment and simulator equipment.

Maintains accurate documentation of

quality checks. Documents and

reports all variances and Initiates proper

follow-up

  1. Coordinates patient

simulator/treatment schedules

  1. Records accurate daily patient

billing

  1. Participates in the clinical

education of radiation therapy students

  1. Performs other related duties

as requested or assigned

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-67-ST LUKE HOUSTON-STE 837

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0162658

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.