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Radiation Therapist

Company: CARLE
Location: Normal
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Radiation Therapist applies ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist.

  • Accurately delivers the planned course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision. Verifies patient information and prepares the treatment room and equipment.
  • Monitors patient's condition while undergoing treatment, recognizing signs of treatment complications and alerting the physician or nurse if needed.
  • Explain procedure to patient, means of communication during treatment, and procedure to follow if emergency arises during treatment. Reinforce Radiation Oncologist's advice to patient regarding reactions to treatment and their care.
  • Perform quality assurance checks on all treatment plans prior to treatment.
  • Perform image fusion daily on patients treatment (when applicable), verifying the planned treatment field matches the area of interest for treatment.
  • Perform custom immobilization, through fabrication of patient specific immobilization devices, to accurately align patients for daily radiation therapy.
  • Follow principles of Radiation protection for patient, self, and others.
  • Conduct daily Quality Assurance checks on Radiation delivery equipment.

Keywords: CARLE, Normal , Radiation Therapist, Other , Normal, Illinois

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