Radiation Therapy Technologist
Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
- Job Summary
Administers radiation therapy treatments, performs simulation
procedures and assists in the planning of radiation therapy
treatments. Documents all aspects of patient treatment in medical
records. Supports the Chief Therapist and Technical Director in
implementing new policies and procedures and attaining departmental
and organizational goals. Associates of RadAmerica must be
committed to the RadAmerica Mission. MedStar RadAmerica is
committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every
patient, every time, at every touch point. All associates are
accountable for their role in meeting patient experience
- Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited school of Radiation Therapy
No experience required.
Must hold a Maryland Board of Physicians License with the letter
prefix 'O' as a Radiation Therapist, or 'M' Licensed as a Radiation
Therapist and Radiographer. Maintains current ARRT Certification
through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT
Certification). CPR Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
certification with AED. Must maintain Maryland CE Continuing
Educational Requirements (24 CE Credits/2 years).
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficient clinical skills. Working knowledge of various
software applications, including Microsoft Word. Ability to work
within a team. Interpersonal skills, including verbal and written
communication. Basic computer skills preferred. Good interpersonal
skills, including verbal and written communication.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals
and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures,
quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental
and accreditation regulations.
Certification: Failure to maintain certifications (ARRT, MD
State License, CPR, and Maryland CE Continuing Educational
requirements) at anytime will result in suspension and /or
termination and will be reflected in the associate's
Coverage: Arrives to work at designated time. Provides coverage
at other offices when required. Participates in On-call
Documentation: Accurately records all aspects of simulation,
treatment delivery, and billing. Maintains proficiency with all
aspects of the EMR. Consistently utilizes the QA Checklist
function. Able to run the Contingency Report.
General Responsibilities: Keeps treatment/CT simulator rooms and
console areas neat, clean, organized and adequately stocked.
Notifies chief therapist or technical supplies needed. Reports all
treatment units/simulator malfunctions to the physicist and
engineer as appropriate and documents all malfunctions/faults in
the problem log(RadTrak). Observes all rules, regulations and
instructions concerning radiation safety.
Meetings: Attends scheduled meetings including: Technical Staff
Meetings, In-Service and educational seminars sponsored by the
organization, staff meetings, annual company staff meetings, ,
chart rounds, and peer reviews.
Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the
department and hospital in community outreach efforts as
Performance Management: Demonstrates the ability to access (log
in), update and review performance goals and evaluations.
Demonstrates the ability to send evaluation to immediate
Performs other duties as assigned.
Quality Assurance: Actively participates in all QA procedures by
ensuring all aspects of weekly chart review are completed. Performs
dose verification according to protocol and documents
appropriately. Verifies and records SSD's weekly. Acquires all
necessary patient imaging on all patients as prescribed by the
physician. Displays film badge and ID Badge in an appropriate
manner. Ensures charts of under treatment patients are accurate and
Scheduling: Schedules simulation and treatment procedure
appropriately to ensure the office runs efficiently and patients
are treated in a timely manner. Provides patient with initial
appointment and treatment calendar. Assists the physician, office
manager and chief therapist in ensuring the office runs efficiently
and patients are treated in a timely manner. Resolves treatment
schedule conflicts. Ensures all simulation and treatment schedules
are resolved at the end of the day. Evaluates missed appointments
with patients or family and documents missed appointments in the
Simulation: Operates the CT simulator and necessary equipment,
as prescribed by the physician. Demonstrates ability to performs
morning quality assurance procedure, emergency shutdown procedure,
and follows guidelines of the operation manuals for the CT Scanner.
Performs HDR, and Mold Room duties (if applicable). Performs and
maintains credentialing for, urethrograms, oral, and IV Contrast
(Auto Injectors). Consistently performs Time Out procedure and
provides patient with patient education on what to expect during
the simulation procedure. Fabricates immobilization devices.
Verifies all consent forms (including IV Contrast Consents are
signed, witnessed, and dated prior to any procedure being performed
Utilizes the EMR Policies and Procedures Manual. Completes all
appropriate documentation, photographs & associations, QCL, and
appropriate billing. Maintains Credentialing.
Teamwork/Professional Interaction: Interacts professionally with
all internal and external departments. Works well with others by
maintaining and promoting a positive attitude within the therapy
team. Interacts professionally with the patient and family members
by appropriately evaluating the patient's condition to inform the
physician if their attention is required. Documents in the patient
chart any symptoms or problems pertaining to the patient. Promotes
a patient friendly environment and demonstrates concern for patient
comfort. Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the
MedStar SPIRIT Values on a daily basis. Treats patients and family
members with courtesy and respect. Notifies the physician and or
nursing staff whenever the patient cancels a treatment appointment,
and documents reason in progress notes of the EMR. Performs
document scanning as required. Uses the established guidelines for
vacation requests and coverage within the established system and in
accordance with organizational directives and expectations.
Training: Assists in training of new therapy staff, including
radiology and/or radiation therapy students and shadow students.
Completes all necessary student/visitor forms and forwards them to
the technical director. Completes all student clinical
- Treatment Delivery: Operates the linear accelerator(s)
including, Imaging and Respiratory Motion . Demonstrates
proficiency in the setup and administration of radiation therapy
for all patient treatment procedures. Performs the morning quality
assurance procedure, emergency shutdown procedure and follows
guidelines of the operation manuals for the treatment unit.
Administers radiation therapy treatments in a safe and competent
manner according to radiation therapy safety guidelines. Provides
on going patient education by reinforcing the physician's advice
regarding skin care, diet, treatment side effects, and reactions.
Provides patient with education on what to expect during treatment.
Consistently performs the Time- Out procedure. Performs hand
calculations / adCalc dose verifications. Delivers radiation
treatments in accordance with the MedStar SPIRIT Values and HRO
Principles. Maintains Credentialing.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality
care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while
advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation
and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians
work in a variety of settings across our health system, including
10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the
largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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