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University of Utah Health Radiation Therapist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position performs radiation therapy and radiographic procedures involving the application of X-rays and radioactive substances to patients. The incumbent operates specialized X-ray equipment as prescribed by the physician, keeps treatment records and prepares operational reports as required. This position also applies ionizing radiation to patients in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Performs radiation therapy treatments.

  • Explains treatment procedures to patients.

  • Prepares the treatment room and equipment, transfers patients to treatment area, and positions patients for treatment.

  • Checks daily treatment parameters; delivers the prescribed dosage; and maintains treatment records in the patient's electronic medical chart.

  • Performs weekly checks of the patient's electronic chart for completeness and accuracy.

  • Photographs patients in the treatment position and observes patients for unusual skin reactions and side effects of treatment.

  • Performs tumor localization using image guidance modalities.

  • Maintains supplies and custom treat devices in the treatment room.

  • Schedules patients for treatment on treatment machines.

  • Performs daily quality and safety checks of the Linear Accelerator and other treatment equipment.

  • Teaches clinical intern students.

  • Performs service recovery as needed.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to perform verification checks and apply quality assurance procedures to ensure accuracy of dose calculations.

  • The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life-span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Ability to follow department policies, procedures and checklists to ensure safe, accurate treatments.

  • Ability to bill correctly for procedures performed.

  • Ability to review and understand a treatment plan to accurately treat patients.

Qualifications

Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah.

  • Credentialed in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiology (ARRT).

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

Physical Requirements

Color Determination, Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 47316
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Arranged hours between 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday
Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department HCH ANC 60R RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Category Oncology

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.