Advanced Radiation Therapist – Radiation Oncology – Orlando at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/9/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    9/9/2019
  • Job ID:
    285007
  • Job Family
    Imaging
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description



Advanced Radiation Therapist – Radiation Oncology – Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a an Advanced Radiation Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.



Department Profile:

The AdventHealth Cancer Institute serves more cancer patients than any other health system in Florida. We provide a comprehensive continuum of services ranging from disease prediction and prevention to state-of-the-art detection, treatment and research. Patients have convenient access to the latest in medical and radiation oncology, patient support and education programs, and a dedicated team of highly-qualified physicians and certified oncology nurses. The Oncology practice at AdventHealth Orlando provides the best in compassionate and positive faith-based care. Our 39-bed Medical Oncology unit provides chemotherapy and symptom management for the adult oncology patient population. The 39-bed Surgical/GYN Oncology unit is specifically trained to meet the complex physical and psychosocial needs of oncology patients during the post operative period. This unit specializes in care of the GYN Oncology population during all phases of their disease process. The Oncology Progressive Care area provides care for patients with an oncology diagnosis that require upper level monitoring and care from Critical Care trained nurses to include high dose chemotherapy, cardiac drips, and respiratory management for the PCU-level patient. The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit team is dedicated to complex specialized care of critically ill, adult and pediatric peripheral blood stem cell and bone marrow transplant, leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients. Chemotherapy is also provided on the 16-bed unit.



Work Hours/Shifts:

8am - 4:30pm; Monday - Friday



Job Summary:

The Radiation Therapist - Advanced is a registered and licensed professional who is responsible for administering therapeutic radiation in accordance with the physician’s prescription to age specific groups identified in the direct care responsibilities. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate with patients appropriately
  • Record and verify system (Preferred)
  • Simulation (Preferred)
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) experience (Preferred)
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a Radiation Therapist
  • Graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Radiation Therapy Program (Preferred)



Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Licensed by the State of Florida as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification



Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
  • Assesses the patients’ needs and actively seeks to resolve any potential problems or conflicts. Seeks advice from chief therapist/supervisor as necessary. Treats the patient in a timely and courteous manner. Handles stressful situations appropriately and demonstrates the ability to communicate with patients of all ages. Clinically observes patient reactions to treatment and assists in accommodating the patient through the treatment process.
  • Verifies the physician’s prescription and treatment parameters daily to ensure accurate treatment of the patient in accordance with the prescription and treatment plan. Identifies the treatment volume and positions the patient in a consistent and reproducible manner.
  • Performs all aspects of CT Simulation. Under the direction of the physician or non-physician practitioner, administers contrast agents during simulation localization. Immediately reports and documents adverse reactions to the managing physician and Site Leader.
  • Evaluates prescribed imaging and makes requested changes within 24 hours. Accurately documents treatment information in the patient electronic health record (EHR). Utilizes the record and verify system.
  • Reviews all new starts for consistency prior to treatment. Checks the blocks, simulation documents, dose calculation sheet, prescription, field photos to verify patient positioning and field orientation. Checks record and verify system for prescription, treatment parameters, doses, treatment accessories and monitor units. Documents in the EHR that the medical plan was reviewed for consistency.
  • Serves as a mentor by providing training and encouragement to junior radiation therapists.
  • Performs morning QA on the treatment unit. Assesses whether all equipment is operating according to physics policy. Calls appropriate person immediately after equipment malfunctions.
  • Provides supervised education experiences for students that fulfill the curriculum requirements of the academic institution.
  • Assists in maintaining department supplies
  • Participates in afterhours on call coverage and maintains competency with afterhours treatment coverage. Has ability to perform 2D treatment calculations and can work with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Maintains adequate therapist coverage on the treatment unit always
  • Performs additional duties as requested
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Advanced Radiation Therapist opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Radiation Oncology, Radiation Therapist, Oncology, Orlando



Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Imaging
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Sep 9, 2019, 3:15:28 PM

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