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Radiology - Radiation Therapist

Reno, Nevada

Job description:

This position administers the prescribed therapeutic radiation dose to a predetermined treatment area for

patients. The incumbent is also accountable for the localization procedures necessary for preparing the

patients for radiation treatments. The incumbent provides support, education and teaching to cancer

patients and their families and are also required to assist in onboarding new team members and educate

students.

Nature and Scope

Nature and Scope Text

The incumbent is challenged to evaluate and prioritize his/her job and must demonstrate the knowledge

and skills necessary to provide care, based upon physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety

appropriate to the age of the patient served. The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through

assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and

families and will meet standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency

standards. The incumbent is challenged to be exceedingly accurate in all tasks, realizing the effects of

his/her tasks. The incumbent is ultimately responsible for administering radiation, performing localization,

basic dosimetry, custom block fabrication, charting, performing nursing and secretarial support and other

related tasks. The position is required to operate linear accelerators and simulators. This position must

also operate electronic health records, record and verify system and other software programs within the

department. In addition, the position requires skin instruction proficiency, phone, and EMR skills.

This position is responsible to annually demonstrate proficiency in body mechanics, fire safety, infection

control, patient safety and CPR. Incumbent must complete annual core competencies, specific to

department workflow, to work on completion of the Core RT Competency and the Development Ladder

Skills for this level upon completion of Staff RT requirements. The Core RT Competency and

Development Ladder will be completed within 3 months of completion of Staff requirements and then

assessed annually after the first completion.

This position does provide patient care.

Disclaimer

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all

responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an

accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

MinQual

Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading,

writing and speaking English. Graduation from an accredited Radiation Therapy

Program is required.

Experience: None Required.

License(s): Ability to obtain and maintain a Radiation Therapist License from ARRT.

Certification(s): Ability to obtain and maintain BLS Certification by the American Heart Association

(AHA) required.

Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Radiation Control Program License

for Radiation Therapy is required upon hire.

Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary

to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access

online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Great Benefits!

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