Radiation Therapist Relief at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/14/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Cancer Institute
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description

Location Address: 

Santa Fe Building (Cancer Center)

9301 W 74th St, Merriam, KS 66204, Suite 100

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
Work Hours/Shift:
You Will Be Responsible For:
Provides quality patient care and maintains daily assigned duties:
  • Reviews and implements plan of care according to physician orders and prescriptions
  • Monitors daily patient health, symptoms, and radiation induced side effects and alerts appropriate staff when additional care/follow-up is needed
  • Monitors patient vitals, performs dressing changes, and provides appropriate clinical care and education when necessary.
  • Checks patient information and prepares treatment room and equipment according to radiation treatment plan.
  • Constructs immobilization devices to provide optimal positioning for radiation treatments.
  • Oversees patient scheduling including daily treatments, simulations, and coordination among physicians, surgical operating rooms, and patient transport and organizes care to ensure effective utilization of resources
  • Maintains documentation of medical record.
  • Preserves up-to-date knowledge of billing procedure codes, and reviews, submits, reconciles, and provides appropriate documentation of daily billed procedures.
Develops and maintains effective relationships by providing compassionate, helpful, and empathetic care:
  • Addresses, interacts, and provides timely and accurate information to patients and families in a respectful manner.
  • Educates and responds to patient requests with an explanation of intended action and follow through.
  • Elicits feedback from patients and families regarding satisfaction with care.
Maintains a safe and caring physical environment that promotes quality patient care throughout the entire patient encounter:
  • Upholds practice standards required by The Joint Commission.
  • Performs and documents patient assessments and interventions according to department policies.
  • Maintains a safe and clean patient care environment.
  • Participates in quality assurance (QA) processes including daily QA procedures and energy outputs.
  • Preserves the upmost standards in assisting in the preparation of sealed radioactive materials and the calculation of actual treatment dosages.
  • Recognizes unsafe situations and initiates action.
Upholds care decisions and actions are determined and implemented in an ethical manner:
  • Delivers care in a nonjudgmental manner that is sensitive to patient diversity.
  • Validates patient awareness of patient rights, and serves as a patient advocate.
  • Recognizes ethical dilemmas in patient care and refers them to the Ethics Committee/Social Services as necessary.
  • Is sensitive to and maintains confidentiality of patient information and takes appropriate action if patient privacy policy is violated.
Collaborates with coworkers, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary health care team effectively:
  • Provides and seeks information from health care team members regarding patient care.
  • Open to and receptive of educational/growth opportunities and constructive feedback. 
  • Shows cooperative effort in sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues.
  • Is flexible and adapts to changing department needs.
  • Is respectful of coworkers and helps in facilitating open communication between departments.
Accountable for own practice and maintains professional responsibilities:
  • Completes assigned work in an accurate, efficient and productive manner and displays self-direction and imitative.
  • Shows awareness and accountability of own attitude, experiences, and responses to daily interactions.
  • Recognizes own accountability to the work environment and its patient outcomes and acts accordingly.
  • Admits mistakes and looks for ways to prevent them in the future.
  • Completes variance report when error or near miss occurs.
  • Maintains personal appearance and self-presentation which reflects hospital policy.
  • Participates in department meetings and projects.
  • Supports unit and organizational process and quality improvement initiatives and participates as assigned.
  • Practice reflects knowledge and integration of current professional practice standards, hospital policies and procedures, laws, regulations, Code of Ethics, evidence, and research.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Up to 1 Year of Clinical Experience required
  • Kansas LRT License required
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) required
  • BLS through American Heart Association required
  • Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator, GE Discovery PET/CT scanner, MedRad Stellant CT Contrast Power Injector, ARIA record and verify system and ARIA and Cerner electronic medical records
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy: 3-dimensional, electron, intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic body
  • Brachytherapy: gynecologic cylinders, tandem and ovoids, endometrial, Syed, and SAVI breast irradiation
  • Imaging: Megavoltage (MV), Kilovoltage (KV), and Cone Beam Computed Tomography
  • Experience in GYN oncology as well as bariatric simulations and treatments
Job Summary:
The Radiation Therapist administers targeted doses of radiation as prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Assists in preparing sealed radioactive materials, calculates actual treatment dosages, and prepares equipment such as immobilization, treatment and protection.  Specific duties include: checking patient information; preparing room and equipment; patient and family communication; patient transport and transfer; performing radiation treatments; coordinating treatment and surgery schedules; monitoring patient vitals, maintaining department supplies; keeping records; and assisting with teaching

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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