The University of Kansas Hospital - Imaging & Radiology Careers

Staff Radiation Therapist Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Cancer Center - Lees Summit

Department: KUCC LS-RAD THER

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 8-430

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for a Staff Radiation Therapist

Responsibilities:

Demonstrates the ability to select appropriate immobilization and positioning aids for simulation and treatment. Performs simulations for tumor localization.

Accurately delivers the prescribed course of treatment to pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, under the direction of a radiation oncologist and supervisor.

Provides patient education and monitors patients for treatment-related reactions and complications.

Accurately enters and maintains patient treatment parameters into electronic medical record or paper medical record.

Performs verification films and/or digital images according to treatment plan. Utilizes diode dosimetry and TLDs for dose verification.

Accurately fabricates custom blocks and molds.

Accurately completes simple monitor unit calculations and accurately interprets a computerized treatment plan.

Practices and enforces all radiation safety requirements, monitors equipment for compliance with standards, detects malfunctions and makes appropriate response.

Retrieves patient information and images as needed for simulation and treatment. Updates treatment room supplies and linen as needed.

Assumes "on-call" responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED required

Bachelor's Degree in science related field preferred

Technical/professional training/degree in radiation therapy required

One year experience in an out-patient setting or hospital preferred

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certified in Radiation Therapy required

Certified in basic life support by American Heart association required

Registered Radiation Therapist in the State of Kansas, if applicable, required

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