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Radiation Therapist - $34-57 per hour

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Inova Health System is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a job in Fairfax, Virginia.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Radiation Therapist
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Shift: days
  • Employment Type: StaffInova Fair Oaks Hospital is seeking Radiation Therapist 2 to join the Radiation team. This position part-time day shift (24 hrs/week) with a varied schedule. Plus, don't forget about our other amazing benefits and perks!Inova Benefits and Perks:- Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage- Tuition reimbursement and Educational Assistance- Student loan assistance - up to $10,000!- State-of-the-art medical and training facilities- Paid parental leave for birth/adoption of a child- Retirement benefits with match from day one- Free Parking to all employees- Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!See Full List of Benefits Here: 2024 INOVA BENEFITS GUIDERequirements for consideration:- Associate degree in Radiation Therapy or Certification.- 2 years of experience as a Staff Therapist in a Radiation Therapy department with experience in linear accelerators and patient simulation- American Registered Radiologic Technologist required upon start.- Basic Life Support form AHA required upon start.Additional:- VA License Highly preferredJob Responsibilities:- The Radiation Therapist 2 communicates effectively with patients, families, medical staff, healthcare team members, supervisors and outside contacts.- Responsible for treatment modalities and protocols to accurately set-up and administer radiation treatments on a daily basis.- Performs simulation procedures for initial patient set-up while verifying proper functioning of linear accelerators, simulators and Computed Tomography machines.- Maintains accurate records of daily treatments and other records as required; Documents any corrections in charts resulting from changes in the originally prescribed course of treatment.- Ensures that portal verification films are taken at appropriate intervals; Recognizes the need for adjustments in treatment ports when comparing simulation/portal films or patient positions; Prepares immobilization devices in accordance with physician prescriptions.- Positions patients for initial definition of tumor volume to be determined by physicians; Films specified treatment volume for review and approval by physicians.- Marks/tattoos appropriate body anatomy for daily re-positioning on linear accelerator; Documents or captures patient measurements and machine treatment parameters for dosimetry planning and calculations; Acquires Computed Tomography machine data sets for patient positioning, contours and set-up parameters.- Attends department in-services, conferences and meetings; Keeps abreast of new technology in field and assists in the development of new techniques through participation in research projects or educational demonstrations; Demonstrates knowledge of department treatment modalities and protocols in scheduling, set-up and treatment of patients.- Performs daily quality assurance on linear accelerators, simulators and Computed Tomography machines to verify accurate output of designated parameters; Reports erratic operation of equipment to physics; Verifies operation of emergency shutoffs and interlocks; Reports any discrepancies to physics.- Participates or provides assistance with in-vivo dosimetry measurements and special dosimetry.- May perform additional duties as assigned.Inova Job ID #650410. Posted job title: radiation therapist 2

Keywords: Inova Health System, Washington DC , Radiation Therapist - $34-57 per hour, Healthcare , Fairfax, DC

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