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Radiation Therapist


This is a Contract position in Reno, NV posted July 15, 2024.

As a Radiation Therapist, you will be serving patients with high quality care.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivers radiation treatment according to written prescription and treatment plan, under the guidance and mentorship of an RT, Senior RT or Lead RT. Ensures safety in patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment administration. Treatment delivery includes identifying correct patient, escorting patient to treatment room, assisting patient onto the treatment table, positions patient for treatment, delivers radiation from the control room and assists the patient in exiting the treatment room.
  • Provides and ensures an environment of caring, concern and support for patients, visitors, medical staff and co-workers on a consistent basis.
  • Assures the quality of treatment delivery through the complete and accurate
    documentation of treatment records. Recognizes deviation from prescribed
    treatment delivery and reports all deviations to their RT mentor, Lead Therapist and/or Physicist.
  • Uses effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills to provide
    explanations for treatment-related procedures. Explains treatment procedures to patient and/or family. Refers medical questions to appropriate personnel. Responds effectively to patient concerns. Observes patients for expected and unexpected reactions to treatments and communicates this to appropriate staff members. Reinforces patient education/side effect management information and indicates non-compliance to medical/nursing staff.
  • Observes and learns how to effectively perform patient simulations at the request of physician. Collects and documents data acquired during the simulation procedure. Accurately input treatment-related data into the EMR. Make any appropriate patient–centric recommendations to the appropriate clinical team member.
  • Assists as needed in all treatment-related procedures, including transporting patients, reviewing charts, and ordering supplies. Demonstrates the ability to recognize standard imaging / ARGT; and make the necessary adjustments to ensure high quality treatment.
  • Performs and documents daily and weekly QA checklist. Notifies appropriate clinical team members and documents of findings outside the normal range of operations. Participates in programs to measure and improve the quality of care within the Department.
  • Captures and verifies patient treatment charges.

Position Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree or Certificate from College or Technical School required.
  • ARRT(T) required or in the process to obtain ARRT(T) certification preferred.

    o Note: If an individual is not currently registered by the ARRT in Radiation Therapy, Temporary State License will be accepted in lieu of ARRT(T) with the condition that certification through the ARRT will be obtained within one year of hire or title change.

  • CPR Certification required.
  • 1-year minimum experience as a Radiation Therapist
  • The COVID-19 vaccination is/may be a condition of employment.
  • All candidates who accept an offer for employment will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

Physical Requirements:

The employee may be exposed to radioactive isotopes, ionizing radiation, and a strong magnetic field, radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

  • More than 50% of the time:

    o Sit, stand, walk.

    o Repetitive movement of hands, arms, and legs.

    o See, speak and hear to be able to communicate with patients.

  • Less than 50% of the time:

    o Stoop, kneel or crawl.

    o Climb and balance.

    o Carry and lift (ability to move non-ambulatory patients from a sitting or lying position for transfer or to exam).

Who We Are

Akumin is a national outpatient partner of choice for U.S. health systems, hospitals, and physician groups, addressing their outsourced radiology and oncology needs.

Akumin provides comprehensive radiology and oncology services and solutions to approximately 1,000 hospitals and health systems across 47 states and offers fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging through a network of owned and/or operated facilities. By combining clinical and operational expertise with the latest advances in technology and informatics, Akumin delivers unparalleled patient experiences and outcomes.

This job has been posted by IgnyteAI on behalf of Akumin. IgnyteAI is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of IgnyteAI not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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