Performs lead duties for the Radiation Oncology Unit. Administers radiation therapy and performs therapy simulations per physician prescription. Monitors, participates and implements Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement procedures. Simulates and treats patients according to the physician's prescription.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Registered and certified by theAmerican Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) as an RTT. Current New Mexico State license.
Ability to operate a linear accelerator, computerized record and verify system, portal imager, CT/simulator, HDR and ultrasound
Excellent computer skills and trouble shooting ability.
EXPERIENCE: Prefer 3 year prior experience as a radiation therapist.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager, Medical Psychics
- Bloodborne pathogens - B
Exposure to radiation, chemotherapy drugs, Hepatitis B, contagious diseases, infected wounds and needle puncture inherent in an acute care setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to move quickly, bending, stretching, lifting patients of all weights with assistance, pulling or pushing wheelchairs and stretchers. Manual dexterity, good vision, hearing and speech. Ability to lift heavy objects above the head or below knee level.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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