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PRN Staff Radiation Therapist

Kansas City, Missouri

Job ID: R-20302

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-20302 Job Type: Part time Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Position Summary / Career Interest:

JOB SUMMARY The Radiation Therapist, under the direction of a radiation oncologist, uses the process of ionizing radiation to treat cancer patients. Is responsible for collecting relevant patient information and using this information to plan a patient’s treatment.

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.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

**Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Technical/Professional Training/Degree in Radiation Therapy
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, certified in Radiation Therapy
  • Certified in Basic Life Support by American Heart Association
  • Registered Radiation Therapist in the State of Kansas, if applicable

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science-related field
  • One year experience in an out-patient setting or hospital.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more.

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The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(k)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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