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Radiation Therapist

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

req#: 247942 Location: Cleveland, OH Facilities: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Professional Area: Allied Health Department: 3551 Radiation Oncology-Cancer Institute Job Code: D99647 Schedule: Part Time Shift: Days This position is eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus. Join Cleveland Clinic's Cancer Center and become part of one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center's Department of Radiation Oncology treats more patients than any other cancer center in Ohio and is nationally recognized as a leader in patient care, research and education. Here, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation and build a rewarding career making meaningful differences in the lives of others. Radiation Therapists are an integral part of the cancer treatment team. As an Inpatient Radiation Therapist, you will administer and record targeted doses of prescribed radiation to adult and pediatric patients. Utilizing our leading-edge technology, radiation is delivered with maximum precision, reducing treatment time. The ideal future caregiver is someone who: Is a graduate of a School of Radiation Therapy Technology approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEA) or is registry eligible. Is in good standing as a board-certified Registered Radiation Therapist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Has experience with radiation oncology-specific electronic medical records, external radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and CT simulation. Is a compassionate professional that is educated in physics, radiation safety, human anatomy and patient care. At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. Responsibilities: Provides care and delivery of radiation therapy to both adult and pediatric populations. Participate in both weekend and holiday on call rotations. Become proficient in advanced therapy delivery systems such as Gamma Knife, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy and Total Body Irradiation techniques. Performs the delivery of radiation therapy to both ambulatory and inpatient populations. Instruct and evaluate radiation therapy students from accredited affiliate programs. Determines and delivers appropriate patient treatment plan in collaboration with physician and dosimetrist. Monitors and documents patient's condition and reports any adverse reactions. Assesses and educates patients according to specific department protocols. Positions patients and selects anatomic/technical parameters accurately. Checks and adjusts necessary equipment, including linear accelerator. Treatment and management of clinically acute patients. ICU, NICU, and PICU. Coordination of treatment delivery with acute care patients requiring anesthesia and sedation. On call and weekend treatments for clinically urgent treatment delivery for inpatient care. Assistance with delivery of radiation treatment during surgical procedures. Supervision and instruction of therapy students and dosimetry students on providing acute treatment care. Conduct Total Body Irradiation therapy for inpatients that are undergoing bone marrow transplantation procedures. Other duties as assigned. See Job Description Physical Requirements: Requires ability to perform duties while walking, standing, stooping, reaching and lifting. Requires ability to lift materials weighing up to 35 lbs. Requires ability to push/pull over 100 lbs. Requires dexterity sufficient to perform computer functions. Requires Safe Operating Procedure for x-ray generating equipment. Requires ability to work the hours of operation - flexible. Requires ability to take "call" on weekdays and weekends based on a rotational schedule. Requires ability to float to other CCHS facilities when needed. Personal Protective Equipment: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process. The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our caregivers and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. All new caregivers must clear a nicotine test within their 90-day new hire period. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after one year. Cleveland Clinic Health System administers an influenza prevention program. You will be required to comply with this program, which will include obtaining an influenza vaccination on an annual basis or obtaining an approved exemption. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility. Please review the Equal Employment Opportunity poster Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities Employment Type: Full Time

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