Northwell Health Radiation Therapist in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 001S07

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Performs a variety of technical procedures in the application and delivery of radiation therapy, as prescribed by the physician.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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.

  • Records treatments.

  • 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.

  • Maintains logbooks.

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.