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Flexi - RN Oncology Nurse - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

The Oncology Nurse is responsible for provision and management of patient care in a clinical area for specific ages and patient populations. The Oncology Nurse delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effective interactions with patients, social supports, and other health team members will be evidenced while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

Position Description:
The Oncology Nurse is responsible for provision and management of patient care in a clinical area for specific ages and patient populations.  The Oncology Nurse delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.  Effective interactions with patients, social supports, and other health team members will be evidenced while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

Position Requirements:
Required: Associate’s degree in Nursing and two (2) years of nursing experience required. BSN preferred. Work experience may not substitute for education requirement.

Preferred: BSN

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required:
• Currently licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Alabama Board of Nursing
• Current CPR certification or must be obtained within 30 days of employment
• OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) certification or BMTC (Bone Marrow Transplant) certification required or must be obtained within 18 mons of employment for locations other than Radiation Oncology areas.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; possess good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights to and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which fosters a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and educational backgrounds; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively with an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Flexi Radiation Therapy Tech - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment plans and subsequently rendering the radiation therapy treatment. Position is supervised by either the RTT Supervisor or by the Chief Radiation Therapy Technologist. They do not supervise others and receive a moderate amount of supervision. Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Description:
Work Schedule: Flexi/PRN

Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment plans and subsequently rendering the radiation therapy treatment.  Position is supervised by either the RTT Supervisor or by the Chief Radiation Therapy Technologist. They do not supervise others and receive a moderate amount of supervision.  Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Radiation Therapy. Work experience may NOT substitute for minimum education requirement.  Must be capable of assisting patients onto treatment couch. Must be able to lift lead blocks (40 lbs.) to slot on collimator. Capability to perform tasks with little supervision.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Currently registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Technologist with Radiation Therapy Designation R.T. (R)(T)(ARRT) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.  Current CPR certification required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed/self-motivated and detail oriented.  Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work;  (2)  work independently; (3) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (4) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (5) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (6) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; and (7) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

RN - Oncology Nurse - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

The Oncology Nurse is responsible for provision and management of patient care in a clinical area for specific ages and patient populations. The Oncology Nurse delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effective interactions with patients, social supports, and other health team members will be evidenced while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

Position Description:
RN – Oncology Nurse – UAB Proton Therapy Center

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (No Holidays)
6 am – 10 pm – Three (3) 12 hour shifts per week.(Work Schedule will vary based on patient schedule)

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated by the National Cancer Institute, provides the latest in advanced cancer care. Oncology nurses at UAB Medicine are part of this nationally-ranked team that’s committed to one another, and committed to delivering compassionate care to every patient, every family, every time. These nurses have a unique opportunity to create a special bond with cancer patients along their journey, assisting them through the most difficult days and celebrating their remission and completion of radiation treatment. A hands-on experience of clinical care coordination and triaging clinic and online patients, these oncology nurses work in a friendly environment with a top-notch interdisciplinary team to provide quality patient-centered care.

The Oncology Nurse is responsible for provision and management of patient care in a clinical area for specific ages and patient populations.  The Oncology Nurse delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.  Effective interactions with patients, social supports, and other health team members will be evidenced while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required: Associate’s degree in Nursing and two (2) years of nursing experience required. BSN preferred. Work experience may not substitute for education requirement.

Preferred: BSN

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required:
• Currently licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Alabama Board of Nursing
• Current CPR certification or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.
•  OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) certification or BMTC (Bone Marrow Transplant) certification required or must be obtained within 18 months of employment for locations other than Radiation Oncology areas.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights to and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which fosters a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and educational backgrounds; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively with an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) - Radiation Oncology - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Radiation Oncology Team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment who develops and implements radiation therapy treatment plans; correct usage of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangements and other treatment parameters; designs and constructs beam modifying devices for optimal radiation dose delivery; calculates doses for therapeutic isotope implants. Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Description:
Work Schedule: This position offers a flexible work schedule and remote work options.

The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Radiation Oncology Team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment who develops and implements radiation therapy treatment plans; correct usage of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangements and other treatment parameters; designs and constructs beam modifying devices for optimal radiation dose delivery; calculates doses for therapeutic isotope implants.  Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Position requires Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with two years as a radiation therapist preferred and certification in Medical Dosimetry, or certification eligible.  Must be able to articulate and demonstrate Basic, Intermediate and Highly Complex treatment planning techniques with competence by showing accuracy and the ability to complete in a timely manner.

Preferred:

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: CMD certification or certification eligible. Certification must be obtained within 18 months of hire date.

Preferred: ARRT with certification in Radiation Therapy

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be methodical, articulate, conscientious, detail oriented and display good judgment.  Must be able to: 1) adapt to change and work quickly without producing errors; 2) action oriented to meet treatment planning deadlines; and 3) conscientious, caring and committed to quality patient care.  Pertinent skills required for this position are:  1) able to operate and understand the treatment planning system; 2) knowledge of the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics necessary to derive radiation treatment plans, and the ability to communicate these aspects to the Radiation Oncologist for plan approval, and to the Radiation Therapist for treatment plan implementation; 3) ability to perform duties independent of supervision, or in consultation with the Manager of Dosimetry and Radiation Therapy Services, Medical Physicist and the Radiation Oncologist as required; 4) able to perform quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer; 5) working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; 6) ability to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols; 7) apply mathematical skills necessary for the treatment planning

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Senior Dosimetrist, Proton - Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

Under the direction of the Radiation Oncologists and general supervision of the Medical Physicists, the primary role of the dosimetrist is to initiate and see-through the treatment planning process for external beam proton treatment plans. Additionally, the medical dosimetrist will, on occasion, aid in special procedures and brachytherapy treatment planning. As the program develops, the dosimetrist will also provide training to dosimetrists, physicists, radiation oncologists and affiliate trainees in dosimetry, supports and adheres to BHSF safety and compliance program to include OSHA, HIPAA and the Code of Ethics.

Description:

Under the direction of the Radiation Oncologists and general supervision of the Medical Physicists, the primary role of the dosimetrist is to initiate and see-through the treatment planning process for external beam proton treatment plans. Additionally, the medical dosimetrist will, on occasion, aid in special procedures and brachytherapy treatment planning. As the program develops, the dosimetrist will also provide training to dosimetrists, physicists, radiation oncologists and affiliate trainees in dosimetry, supports and adheres to BHSF safety and compliance program to include OSHA, HIPAA and the Code of Ethics.

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in a physical science or RTT and a graduate of a formal, JRCERT dosimetry program. A M.Sc. is preferred. Must be MDCB Certified Medical Dosimetrist.  Direct dosimetry experience and Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) certified required. RTT experience from an accredited radiation therapy technology program is preferred. Experience with multiple treatment planning platforms, excellent communication skills, and leadership skills is preferred. Minimum Required Experience: 5 years

8900 N Kendall Dr Miami, FL 33176

Radiation Therapist 1, Proton - Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

Under the general direction of the Chief Therapist, the Radiation Therapist I contributes to the organizational plan of the Radiation Oncology Unit, to the quality of patient care and supports the institutional philosophy.  The Radiation Therapist I is technically competent at the entry level, and is able to interact with other areas of the department.  The Radiation Therapist I applies ionizing radiation to the patients as instructed and prescribed by the physician according to departmental standards, state guidelines, and Baptist Health System‘s policy and procedure. It is expected that the Radiation Therapist I will meet all initial performance competency standards for this position within a one year period.

Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief Therapist, the Radiation Therapist I contributes to the organizational plan of the Radiation Oncology Unit, to the quality of patient care and supports the institutional philosophy.  The Radiation Therapist I is technically competent at the entry level, and is able to interact with other areas of the department.  The Radiation Therapist I applies ionizing radiation to the patients as instructed and prescribed by the physician according to departmental standards, state guidelines, and Baptist Health System‘s policy and procedure. It is expected that the Radiation Therapist I will meet all initial performance competency standards for this position within a one year period.

Qualifications:

Degrees: Associates Licenses & Certifications: Basic Life Support ARRT Registered Technologist – Radiation Therapy Additional Qualifications: Required: Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy or Associate in Radiologic Science with Radiation Therapy Certification and after 1/2015 an Associate degree with Radiation Therapy Certification. Possess a basic understanding of Radiation Oncology technical and theoretical components. Minimum Required Experience: 1 Year; Proton therapy strongly preferred.

Senior Medical Physicist, Proton - Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

Under the Direction of the Medical Physics Director, responsible for the design optimization, technical evaluation and precise and accurate delivery of radiation plans, responsible for the safety of patients and staff. May participate in clinical, research and educational duties, supports and adheres to safety and compliance program to include OSHA, HIPAA and the Code of Ethics. Provide continuing physics support to the department of radiation oncology. Assist and provide coverage in areas of instrumentation, equipment calibration, treatment planning, dosimetry, radiation protection, quality assurance, equipment selection and acceptance.

Description:

Under the Direction of the Medical Physics Director, responsible for the design optimization, technical evaluation and precise and accurate delivery of radiation plans, responsible for the safety of patients and staff. May participate in clinical, research and educational duties, supports and adheres to safety and compliance program to include OSHA, HIPAA and the Code of Ethics. Provide continuing physics support to the department of radiation oncology. Assist and provide coverage in areas of instrumentation, equipment calibration, treatment planning, dosimetry, radiation protection, quality assurance, equipment selection and acceptance.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Physics from an accredited college or university preferred. Must maintain certification and continuing education requirements outlined by the American College of Radiology, current certification in the field by American Board of Radiology or Board of Medical Physics. Must obtain and maintain certification and valid license for medical physics as required. Five or more years experience in a large radiation physics program, with multiple machine modalities and services. Three or more years of experience in proton therapy is required. Minimum Required Experience: 5 Years

Advanced Practice Provider - Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

In collaboration with supervising physicians, the APRN directly manages the care of complex acutely ill patients via face-to-face, telehealth, or other communication devices. The APRN is an expert in patient care who provides quality care, performs patient assessments, H & Ps, and takes a thorough medical history. The APRN can order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests. The APRN develops medical diagnoses, appropriate treatment plan, prescribes medical regimen, and educates patients/family regarding diagnosis and plan of care. May perform approved procedures and order medications as indicated in the Delineation of Privileges. The APRN works directly with physicians, staff, administration, patients and families to ensure quality of care across the health system. The APRN is a clinical team leader that intervenes and manages deteriorating patients. The APRN integrates evidence-based practice and technological advances into their scope of practice. The APRN may participate in research initiatives, data collection, quality improvement, discharge planning, and coordination of patient care within the area of practice. The APRN participates in and facilitates patient throughput, optimal patient outcomes, optimal length of stay and improved patient satisfaction.

Description:

In collaboration with supervising physicians, the APRN directly manages the care of complex acutely ill patients via face-to-face, telehealth, or other communication devices. The APRN is an expert in patient care who provides quality care, performs patient assessments, H & Ps, and takes a thorough medical history. The APRN can order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests. The APRN develops medical diagnoses, appropriate treatment plan, prescribes medical regimen, and educates patients/family regarding diagnosis and plan of care. May perform approved procedures and order medications as indicated in the Delineation of Privileges. The APRN works directly with physicians, staff, administration, patients and families to ensure quality of care across the health system. The APRN is a clinical team leader that intervenes and manages deteriorating patients. The APRN integrates evidence-based practice and technological advances into their scope of practice. The APRN may participate in research initiatives, data collection, quality improvement, discharge planning, and coordination of patient care within the area of practice. The APRN participates in and facilitates patient throughput, optimal patient outcomes, optimal length of stay and improved patient satisfaction.

Qualifications:

Active Florida APRN license required.  MSN required.  Acute care specialization or certification required. If APRN does not have acute care certification, must have completed a one year post degree residency in acute care or have one year full time experience in an inpatient acute care setting as an APRN. Obtain medical staff credentialing and privileges. 3 years of relevant nursing experience required. ANCC/AANP certification required. DEA license required. BLS certification required.

Radiation Oncology Nurse - Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

The RN is a licensed professional who delivers patient-family-centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based standards of quality, safety, and service while ensuring the appropriate care for all age groups in the specific population of the unit. The RN demonstrates the following core competencies and behaviors: nursing process, technical skills, communication, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, flexibility, organizational skills, accountability and leadership.

Description:

The RN is a licensed professional who delivers patient-family-centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based standards of quality, safety, and service while ensuring the appropriate care for all age groups in the specific population of the unit. The RN demonstrates the following core competencies and behaviors: nursing process, technical skills, communication, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, flexibility, organizational skills, accountability and leadership.

Qualifications:

Associates Licenses & Certifications: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Neonatal Resuscitation Program Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Registered Nurse Additional Qualifications: Associate degree in Nursing or Bachelors degree in Nursing. RNs hired prior to 2/2012 are not required to have a BSN to continue in their non-leadership role as an RN. RNs hired after 2/2012 with an Associate degree will have 5 years from their date of hire to complete the BSN degree. Life Support Certificate (BLS, NRP, PALS, ACLS) as per department standard. RN must complete a preceptor class within six months of hire. Minimum Required Experience: 2 Years

Proton Therapist, RTT - Emory Proton Therapy Center

Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation Therapist. The Proton Therapists conduct CT simulations and deliver proton therapy treatments to patients with the utmost in accuracy, safety and patient care in mind. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. This is not an exhaustive list of duties. Deliver a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients as per Radiation Oncologist's instruction in accordance with generally accepted proton radiation therapy practices and departmental procedures. Provide thorough documentation of simulation set-up, and procedure information. Prepare and/or administer IV and oral contrast.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation Therapist.
  • The Proton Therapists conduct CT simulations and deliver proton therapy treatments to patients with the utmost in accuracy, safety and patient care in mind.
  • The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties.
  • Deliver a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients as per Radiation Oncologist’s instruction in accordance with generally accepted proton radiation therapy practices and departmental procedures.
  • Provide thorough documentation of simulation set-up, and procedure information.
  • Prepare and/or administer IV and oral contrast.
  • Perform POCT testing for pregnancy, and in preparation for IV contrast administration.
  • Ability to understand, focus and adapt to unique attributes of proton therapy, including limited clearance between gantry and treatment table, accommodations for a robotic treatment table arm and mental calculations regarding gantry positioning and sequencing for imaging and treatment.
  • Prepare treatment room and equipment for patient according to the prescription and simulation, including placement of immobilization devices, setting of treatment devices, verifying parameters and any protection devices.
  • Check prescription, confirms treatment site, treatment plan parameters, patient identification and other relevant information.
  • Explains procedure, including pre- and post-simulation or treatment.
  • Answers questions and reassures patient before and after procedure.
  • Transfer patient to treatment table with care for IV s and catheters.
  • Checks patient treatment plan and delivers prescribed dose.
  • Maintains patient markings.
  • Changes markings according to physician¿s direction or need.
  • Documents treatment, in accordance with departmental protocols.
  • Keeps physician informed and adapts treatment per physician orders.
  • Acquires and analyzes digital radiographs of all treatment areas.
  • Observes radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
  • Ability to understand proton radiobiology in order to recognize tissue changes during treatment and proton specific considerations regarding anatomy or accessories the proton beam may pass through.
  • Perform on-call duties to provide emergency treatments during non-clinic hours.
  • Evaluate images for technical quality, and proper positioning.
  • Monitor patient visually and audibly during therapy procedure for any unusual reactions or events.
  • Uses judgment and informs physician if indicated by patient’s condition, before proceeding with treatment.
  • Reports significant information to designated supervisory personnel.
  • Interfaces in a highly collaborative manner with all members of the patient¿s care team including: radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, child life specialists, social workers, administration and others.
  • Participate in the evaluation of treatment devices.
  • Complete daily QA process for CT scanner and ProBeam therapy equipment.
  • Keeps records of these and reports suboptimal performance of these systems to the Medical Physicist and other designated personnel.
  • Responsible for the simulation of patients on a CT simulator.
  • Prepares simulation equipment and room for simulation of patient.
  • Simulates patient based on physician orders and established department procedures.
  • Documents simulation set-up instructions and other pertinent information in ARIA.
  • Schedule patient treatments to support patient convenience and preference while balancing efficient workflow and throughput.
  • Comply with established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Submits SAFE or RO-ILS reports as needed.
  • Maintain patient safety and infection control practices at all times.
  • Practices organizational and universal standards for sterile technique, infection control, and radiation protection in carrying out daily responsibilities.
  • Wears personal protective equipment as required.
  • Ensure charges to patients for services rendered are accurately recorded.
  • Conduct new plan and weekly chart check quality assurance audits on charts of those patients starting and under treatment.
  • Demonstrate continuous competency on an annual basis on all applicable equipment in the department.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new or transfer staff to ensure competence in the functionality of all therapy related equipment.
  • Support training and oversight of radiation therapy students within the guidelines of the program and the department.
  • Assist with the maintenance of department facilities, equipment, and supplies. Reports maintenance and repair needs to supervisor.
  • Maintain stock levels of supplies and materials.
  • Participate in educational in-services, as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain and expand knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Conduct new plan and therapist chart check quality assurance audits on charts of those patients starting and under treatment; ensure required set-up instructions are recorded and plan timeouts are completed.
  • Support hospital and department Quality/safety event learning processes.
  • Complies with established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Submits SAFE or RO-ILS reports as needed.
  • Participate and support department QA and QI initiatives.
  • Review treatment protocol criteria, to ensure adherence of treatment delivery to guidelines.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of an accredited ARRT/JRCERT Radiation Therapy Technology program. Current, valid registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) is required.
  • Proton Therapy experience preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical practice in Radiation Therapy is preferred.
  • Certification OR degree required.
  • Degree preferred.
  • ProBeam experience preferred but not required.
  • ARIA experience preferred but not required. BLS CPR certification required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including potential nights, weekends or changes to a scheduled shift on short notice.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs and placing them 5-6 feet above the floor; Frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing). Ability to assist or lift impaired patients from a wheelchair or stretcher. Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Lead Radiation Therapist - Emory Proton Therapy Center

Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation Therapist, the, Sr. Radiation Therapist performs treatment and simulation procedures, and participates in coordinating radiation therapy services of patients receiving radiation therapy, as directed by the Radiation Oncologist. Staff working in this role will provide supervision of daily activities; function as a liaison between the staff radiation therapists and other department team members for efficient, safe and patient-centered care; serves as a resource for team members to facilitate adherence to medical center and department guidelines and processes; provide guidance to staff therapist on technical procedures and operation of therapeutic equipment, and participate in developing therapy section standard work processes. Maintain professional attitude; lead by example. Performs radiat

Job Description:

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation Therapist, the, Sr. Radiation Therapist performs treatment and simulation procedures, and participates in coordinating radiation therapy services of patients receiving radiation therapy, as directed by the Radiation Oncologist.
  • Staff working in this role will provide supervision of daily activities; function as a liaison between the staff radiation therapists and other department team members for efficient, safe and patient-centered care; serves as a resource for team members to facilitate adherence to medical center and department guidelines and processes; provide guidance to staff therapist on technical procedures and operation of therapeutic equipment, and participate in developing therapy section standard work processes.
  • Maintain professional attitude; lead by example.
  • Performs radiation treatment and simulation procedures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologists instructions and departmental procedures.
  • Performs patient positioning and immobilization device construction to promote set-up consistency for daily treatments.
  • Provides thorough documentation of simulation set-up, and procedure information.
  • Prepare and/or administer IV and oral contrast.
  • Perform POCT testing for pregnancy, and in preparation for IV contrast administration.
  • Operate CT simulation unit, and supporting equipment; Power injector, gating, model construction equipment.
  • May assist in special procedures including HDR; Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Implants.
  • Prepares treatment room and equipment for patient according to the prescription and simulation, including placement of immobilization devices, setting of treatment devices, verifying parameters and any protection devices.
  • Evaluate images for technical quality, and proper positioning.
  • Ensure charges to patients for services rendered are accurately recorded.
  • Performs initial set-up checks to facilitate daily set-up consistency, and confirm congruency between prescription, treatment site, treatment plan parameters, and other relevant information.
  • Explains procedure, including pre- and post-simulation or treatment.
  • Answers questions and reassures patient before and after procedure.
  • Transfers patient to treatment table with care for IV s and catheters.
  • Checks patient treatment plan and delivers prescribed dose.
  • Maintains patient markings.
  • Changes markings according to physician’s direction or need.
  • Documents treatment, in accordance with departmental protocols.
  • Keeps physician informed and adapts treatment per physician orders.
  • Acquires and analyzes digital radiographs of all treatment areas.
  • Observes radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
  • Monitor patient visually and audibly during therapy procedure for any unusual reactions or events.
  • Uses judgment and informs physician if indicated by patient’s condition, before proceeding with treatment.
  • Reports significant information to designated supervisory personnel.
  • Interface in a highly collaborative manner with all members of the patient’s care team including: radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, social workers, administration and others.
  • Schedule patients for treatment to optimize department efficiency and patient convenience.
  • Report changes in patient’s condition or inappropriate response to treatment to Radiation Oncologist or Nurse.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new or transfer staff to ensure competence in the functionality of all therapy related equipment.
  • Support training and oversight of radiation therapy students within the guidelines of the program and the department.
  • Assist with the maintenance of department facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Reports maintenance and repair needs to supervisor. Maintain a clean and order work area.
  • Participates in educational in-services, as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain and expand knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Perform on-call duties to provide emergency treatments during non-clinic hours.
  • Demonstrate continuous competency on an annual basis on all applicable equipment in the department.
  • Participate in the evaluation of treatment devices. Maintain compliance with medical center and regulatory agency standards in regard to annual training, infection control, Radiation Protection guidelines, and credentialing requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to patient safety standards.
  • Complete daily QA process for CT scanner and Linear Accelerators.
  • Records results and reports suboptimal performance of these systems to the Medical Physicist and other designated personnel. Liaison with physicians, nursing and physics to carry out treatment and patient related treatment activities.
  • Manage patient wait times; update patients on unit delays, and work with staff to communicate with patients and coordinate rescheduling appointments when the unit is down.
  • Collaborate with Patient Care Coordinators in scheduling patient appointments.
  • Participate in the evaluation of treatment devices. Perform on-call and week-end duties if required.
  • Support proper function of therapy equipment. Report equipment issues to Physics and Chief Radiation Therapist. Leadership .
  • Support hospital and department policies and workflows.
  • Supervise daily therapy activities.
  • Provide guidance to staff therapist on executing MD instructions.
  • Serve as subject matter expert (SME) for special procedures, and simulations.
  • Establish machine rotations to facilitate cross coverage.
  • Participate in conducting training competency validations.
  • Conduct audits for ongoing support of regulatory standards; Joint Commission, APEx.
  • Schedule staff to provide adequate coverage for daily therapy activities, and on-call duties.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly workspace, and established supply and inventory par levels.
  • Assist with onboarding of new staff. Organize schedule to facilitate staff’s participation in therapy meetings and in-services.
  • Conduct new plan and therapist chart check quality assurance audits on charts of those patients starting and under treatment; ensure required set-up instructions are recorded and plan timeouts are completed.
  • Support hospital and department Quality/safety event learning processes.
  • Complies with established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Submits SAFE or RO-ILS reports as needed.
  • Participate and support department QA and QI initiatives.
  • Support hospital and department Quality/safety event learning processes.
  • Support efforts to maintain high patient satisfaction scores.
  • Participate in department research. Perform monthly inspection of treatment devices.
  • Inform Chief Therapist of devices needing repair or replacement.
  • Attend educational in-services as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Perform all other duties assigned.
  • Provides patient care and/or support activities appropriate to all ages served, primarily adults ages 18-65 or geriatric patients ages overage 65.
  • May also include care for infant age 0-1 year, child ages 1-12 years or adolescent 13-17 years.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of three years experience as a radiation therapist with one year in a lead role photon and proton preferred.
  • Certificate or degree from an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology program.
  • ARRT certification required.
  • CPR training required.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste, Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Dosimetrist II - Emory Proton Therapy Center

Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription. Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET. Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.
  • Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets.
  • Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
  • Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.
  • Perform simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET.
  • Plans and implements the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
  • Produces moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
  • Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.
  • Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
  • Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
  • Provide assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
  • Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays.
  • Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
  • Participates in clinical research. Participates in continuing education.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited medical dosimetry program and three years of progressively responsible dosimetry experience or an equivalent combination of medical physics education and experience required.
  • Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist issued by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) is required.

Senior Medical Dosimetrist -Provision Nashville

The senior medical dosimetrist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including designing a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy. The senior medical dosimetrist, along with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, will work to construct a treatment plan that will meet the prescription written by the radiation oncologist. The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information.  The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for continuing education, training students and interns, and developing and supervising process improvement within the department. This position will mainly focus on proton therapy treatment planning, with more limited photon planning responsibilities. The Senior Medical Dosimetrist is under the direction and/or supervision of the Manager of Dosimetry.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:   The senior medical dosimetrist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including designing a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy. The senior medical dosimetrist, along with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, will work to construct a treatment plan that will meet the prescription written by the radiation oncologist. The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information.  The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for continuing education, training students and interns, and developing and supervising process improvement within the department. This position will mainly focus on proton therapy treatment planning, with more limited photon planning responsibilities. The Senior Medical Dosimetrist is under the direction and/or supervision of the Manager of Dosimetry.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry (dose-volume constraints, dose calculations) to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the radiation oncologist’s prescription.
  • Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets (fusion and registration, contouring/segmentation). Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
  • Supervise, perform, or assist in simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging modalities including, but not limited to, CT, MRI and PET.
  • Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the production of molds, masks, and other immobilization devices.
  • Assure that the implementation of the treatment plan includes the correct use of field arrangement, beam modifying devices, biological evaluation, and any treatment variable associated with treatment planning implementation.
  • Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan, including the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement and other treatment or imaging parameters.
  • Perform calculation methods for the verification of prescribed dose and subsequent documentation in patient files.
  • Review all external beam plans with Radiation Oncologist for approval.
  • Interface with the Oncology Information Management System including Record/Verify, Import/Export, charges, etc.
  • Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified (review of final treatment plan).
  • Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
  • Assist the Physics and Dosimetry team in performing process improvements in the department and the clinic
  • Participates in continuing education related to the field of dosimetry
  • Develop abstracts and publications for annual conferences related to the field of dosimetry
  • Create comparative photon and proton plans and work with providers and finance team to develop detailed reports that demonstrate the unique and relevant dosimetric advantages of proton beam therapy for specific cases.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in a physical or biological science
  • Maintains certification by the MDCB
  • 6 + years of clinical treatment planning experience with 1+years of clinical proton treatment planning experience preferred
  • Experience with advanced IMRT planning preferred
  • Ability and willingness to mentor less experienced staff
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proven time management skills
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate the exchange of information with patients, family members, and the radiation oncology treatment team as well as outside entities
  • Has high-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Works independently, but in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist
  • Knowledgeable in using RaySearch, MOSAIQ, and PACS preferredHas basic to intermediate knowledge if Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Physician directive communication
  • Patient safety, privacy, and satisfaction
  • Meet plan deadlines
  • Productivity/efficiency
  • Accurate treatment planning and evaluation
  • Accurate billing
  • Accurate documentation
  • Collaboration with teammates and related departments
  • Adherence to and participation in the Provision culture of care

RELATIONSHIPS: 

  • Reports to: Manager of Dosimetry
  • Work closely with:
    • Physicists
    • Radiation Oncologists
    • Nurses
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Dosimetrists
    • Patient Concierge
    • Patient Care Coordinators

To apply for this position please email Nanette McLain

Senior Medical Physicist - Provision Knoxville

The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including evaluating a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy, ensuring that the patient will not lose important healthy organ function and that the radiation delivered will not affect healthy surrounding tissue. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the performance and documentation of quality assurance in the clinic, including software QA, hardware QA, and patient QA. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the development and implementation of treatment planning machine models, treatment modality commissioning, and process improvements within the clinic.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including evaluating a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy, ensuring that the patient will not lose important healthy organ function and that the radiation delivered will not affect healthy surrounding tissue. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the performance and documentation of quality assurance in the clinic, including software QA, hardware QA, and patient QA. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the development and implementation of treatment planning machine models, treatment modality commissioning, and process improvements within the clinic.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Calibrate therapy equipment in a manner suitable for accurate radiation dose delivery.
  • Serve as the focal point for machine maintenance and repair
  • Direct the acceptance testing and commissioning of new equipment and treatment devices
  • Direct the determination of radiation dose distributions in patients undergoing treatment (i.e. computerized dosimetry planning or direct radiation measurement)
  • Develop policies and procedures related to radiation safety and radiation oncology physics
  • Design and implement pertinent aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment
  • Maintain proper records necessary for APEx, NRC, state, or other regulatory agencies.
  • Manage the medical physics service in a manner to meet or exceed established standards of practice consistent with the facility size and available resources
  • Establish, develop, and monitor procedures for measuring the performance levels of equipment used in radiation oncology
  • Evaluate new technologies and implement as needed, including acceptance testing of new equipment and treatment devices
  • Consult with the radiation oncologists, as required, concerning patient doses and optimization of patient treatment plans and delivery
  • Serve as a member of various committees such as the Radiation Safety Committee, Cancer Committee, CQI Committee, and the Hospital Safety Committee
  • Provide technical direction of radiation oncology staff as specified by the Director of Medical Physics

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Science or Doctoral degree in Radiological Physics, Physics, or related discipline.
  • Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics
  • Must also meet any qualifications imposed by the federal or state radiation control agency to practice radiation oncology physics and/or provide oversight of the establishment and conduct of the radiation quality management program.
  • At least six years post-degree clinical experience
  • Completion of a clinical medical physics residency program preferred
  • One-year proton therapy medical physics experience preferred
  • Understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics in order to perform radiotherapy medical physics and medical dosimetry and communicate these aspects to the radiation oncologists, other medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and other team members as needed
  • Possess working knowledge of radiation safety principles and current rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Department of Radiological Health (TDECDRH) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Extensive knowledge of modern radiation therapy systems and sub-systems
  • Experience and fluency in modern treatment planning software systems. Mosaiq and RayStation treatment planning systems are preferred
  • Proficient in using radiation-measuring equipment for calibration and quality assurance, treatment planning computers, and oncology information systems in a paperless environment
  • Excellent overall understanding of all activities of a proton and photon radiation therapy department, (e.g. treatment planning, quality assurance, revenue cycle, customer service, medical staff role(s), etc.)
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including but not limited to MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Mosaiq
  • Coding skills, such as Python or C++, preferred

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Patient satisfaction
  • Productivity/ Efficiency
  • Maintenance of proper record keeping
  • Collaboration with teammates and related departments
  • Maintain board certification

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Director of Medical Physics
  • Work closely with:
    • Physicists
    • Radiation Oncologists
    • RN’s
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Dosimetrists

To apply for this position please email Nanette McLain



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