Req Number 001S07
Job Category Nursing Support
Performs a variety of technical procedures in the application and delivery of radiation therapy, as prescribed by the physician.
Interprets and delivers accurate radiation therapy treatment courses to patients as prescribed by the physician.
Positions patient correctly using proper immobilization devices.
Identifies and utilizes beam modifying devices i.e. wedges, bolus, electron cones, lead blocks, and compensation devices, etc.
Calculates and delivers treatment doses as prescribed.
Evaluates the course of treatment and plans accordingly any impending alteration to avoid any interruption in patient’s treatment plan.
Maintains treatment records.
Documents pertinent information to facilitate patient’s set-up i.e., tattoos, photos, localization’s, dose calculations, irregular field tracings, immobilization devices, etc.
Identifies and properly amends any charting errors in accordance with Hospital and departmental procedures.
Monitors treatment equipment.
Initiates warm-up of treatment machines.
Performs routine quality assurance checks as outlined by machine manufacturers and departmental physicists.
Monitors and identifies any irregularities during its operation and notifies appropriate personnel.
Uses standard emergency procedure to terminate x-ray beam, when necessary.
Keeps appointment schedule books to facilitate initiating new patients in a timely fashion.
Records patients under treatment in monthly logbook to serve as a cross-reference to treatment records and maintains accurate daily, monthly and yearly statistics.
Maintains patient relations.
Maintains professional rapport with patients.
Explains treatment procedure to patient.
Informs patient of routine skin care.
Recognizes and reports any irregular patient problems to appropriate personnel.
Maintains treatment rooms and console areas.
Keeps room and console area neat and clean.
Maintains adequate supplies and informs supervisor of depleting stock.
Provides input for equipment and supplies purchase decisions.
Ensures cabinets and equipment are labeled and stocked to maintain efficiency during patient set-ups.
Performs related duties, as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Currently licensed in Radiotherapy in New York State.
Graduation from an approved two (2) year school for Radiation Therapy.