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26300 RADIATION THERAPIST-PRN

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Professional Clinical/Allied Health
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2018-R0201125 Requisition #
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A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.


The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

POSITION SUMMARY
Operates radiation therapy equipment in order to simulate and/or treat patients for malignancies. Completes required documentation in medical records, completes charge procedures and Performs quality assurance checks to verify accuracy of all procedures performed.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIRED:
• Graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
   (JRCERT) accredited program in Radiation Therapy or a suitable equivalent.
   License/Certification:
• Certification and registration in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of
   Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
• Licensed / Certified by the Texas Medical Board - Medical Radiologic  
• Medical Radiography Tech (MRT)

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
*None required

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
*Knowledge of simulation and radiation therapy equipment

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Performs patient’s simulations under direction of physician, which includes
    patient alignment, portal marking and chart documentation
   
2. Supply data for and assist in fabrication and/or designs patient
     immobilization and treatment devices, such as vaculocks, bolus and
     aquaplast masks
   
3. Assists in dosimetry procedures, including obtaining patient parameters.
   
4. Educates patients regarding simulation, treatment procedures and possible
    reactions (as directed by physician/nurse)
   
5. Observes patient for treatment reactions and reports reactions to
    physician/nurse
   
6. Assists in emergency procedures as necessary
   
7. Delivers a prescribed planned course of radiation therapy, which includes
    review of prescription, diagnosis, medical record and patient identification.
    In addition, Prepares room and equipment for patient treatments including
    set-up of immobilization devices, field size, treatment distance, shielding
    devices, etc.
   
8. Monitors patient and equipment during treatment and/or simulation
     reporting any unusual circumstances, such as patient movement,
     equipment malfunction, etc.
   
9. Completes daily quality checks on treatment and simulator equipment.
    Maintains accurate documentation of quality checks. Documents and
    reports all variances and Initiates proper follow-up
   
10. Coordinates patient simulator/treatment schedules
   
11.  Records accurate daily patient billing
   
12.  Participates in the clinical education of radiation therapy students
   
13. Performs other related duties as requested or assigned

About Us


As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems, CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. We are home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston. Our additional markets include CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute carefacility in East Texas); St. Joseph Health System (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley); and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport in Lake Jackson.


In partnership with our physicians and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. Learn more about our mission-based culture at CHIStLukesHealth.org.


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Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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