Radiation Therapist

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
  • Radiation Oncology
  • PRN (As needed) - As Needed
  • Work Hours: As Needed
  • FTE: 0 (PRN/as needed)
  • Req #: 21889
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Job Summary

Provides therapeutic and patient care services for the purpose of delivering radiation therapy as prescribed by a Radiation Oncologist.
Job Responsibilities
  • Delivers patient treatment plan in collaboration with physician and dosimetrist/physicist.
  • Evaluates patients for appropriate response to treatment and reports any adverse reactions.
  • Positions patients and selects anatomic/technical parameters accurately; maintains a high degree of accuracy in positioning and treatment techniques while utilizing radiation protection procedures.
  • Reviews patient charts for completeness and accuracy according to established policies and procedures. Verifies completion of prescription, appropriate signatures, and patient consents.
  • Responsible for effective and safe operation of equipment in the Linac treatment room. This includes the Linear accelerator, OBI, portal imager, Protura couch, and HDR unit.
  • Fabricates individualized immobilization, custom blocks, and other beam-modifying devices.
  • Applies as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principle to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
  • Primary liaison between patients and other members of the radiation oncology team.
  • Associate's degree or higher in Science required upon hire OR
  • Associate's degree or higher in related field required upon hire
  • A combination of education, training and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • No experience required
  • RT(T) - Registered as a Radiological Technologist in Radiation Therapy required upon hire AND
  • ROC - Radiation Operator Certification in the state of Kentucky required upon hire AND
  • BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position
Skills and Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Physical Demands
  • Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely
  • Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely
  • Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely
  • Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally
  • Climbing: Occasionally
  • Bending/Stooping: Frequently
  • Kneeling: Occasionally
  • Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally
  • Reaching: Frequently
  • Talking: Frequently
  • Hearing: Frequently
  • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely
  • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently
  • Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently
  • Running: Rarely
  • Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently
  • Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently
Owensboro Health Core Commitments

INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers.

RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community.

TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future.

INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health.

SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do.

EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.

Recruiter Information

Casey Richeson

Phone: 270-685-7728

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