PRN Radiation Therapist

Cleveland Clinic

Akron, OH

Job posting number: #7237039 (Ref:ccf20267831)

Posted: April 17, 2024

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic Akron General where we have been providing world-class care to the community for over 100 years. At Akron General, you will work and learn from some of the best caregivers, provide and receive multitudes of support and appreciation, and create the steppingstones toward a rewarding career with one of the world's most respected healthcare organizations. We strive for patient-centered care and comfort, and we are committed to serving the community and treating our patients as family.  


As a Radiation Therapist, you will be responsible for providing radiation therapy to patients. Your primary duties will include, but are not limited to: 

Collaborating with physicians and dosimetrists.  

Delivering appropriate patient treatment plans. 

Monitoring patients’ condition and reporting adverse reactions. 

Accurately positioning patients and selecting anatomic/technical parameters. 


The ideal caregiver is someone who: 

Is a graduate of a CAHEA approved School of Radiation Therapy technology or registry eligible. 

Is a Board-Certified Registered Radiation Therapist with current Ohio licensure as well as certified in Radiation Therapy through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 

Is a BLS Healthcare provider. 

Has a strong work ethic. 

Thrives in a team environment. 


This is an excellent opportunity for Radiation Therapists to discover Cleveland Clinic and gain hands-on experience in this rewarding department. You will have career growth opportunities as well as opportunities to learn new equipment, work on research protocols and be involved in intra-departmental groups for process improvement.  


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. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Administers prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and procedures. Follows radiation safety protocols for patient, self and others.
  • Educates, prepares, and reassures patients and their families by answering questions, providing physical assistance, and reinforcing physician advice regarding treatment reactions and post-treatment care.
  • Assists physician with performing brachytherapy procedures as needed.
  • Schedules patients for treatments and simulations.
  • Conducts quality assurance tests on equipment to ensure it is functioning properly and reports potential problems.
  • Maintains clean and orderly treatment rooms. Notifies appropriate personnel when supply levels are getting low.
  • Assists radiation oncologists and physicists to prepare physical and technical aspects of treatment plan simulations.
  • Calculates initial treatment dosages to determine proper radiation treatments, when necessary.
  • Complies with all Radiation Oncology System (IMPAC) entry requirements for accurate patient treatment, charges, and tracking monitors as appropriate. Maintains accurate records
  • Stays current in new technology by reviewing literature and attending relevant seminars.
  • Assists and supports the Therapy student and Radiologic student program, specifically the clinical aspect. Provides supervision and feedback to students as they perform procedures.
  • Reviews images with students on request and provides evaluations of students to clinical instructor for formal reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Follows Hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department-specific competencies and requirements.

Education:

  • Graduate from a School of Radiation Therapy Technology that is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education of Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and be registry eligible.

Languages:

Certifications:

  • Radiation Therapist Licensed in the State of Ohio required.
  • Radiation Therapy (T) – ARRT required.
  • Current BLS certification.

Complexity of Work:

  • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic necessary to perform calculations and record keeping associated with the job.
  • Ability to effectively communicate patient care and technical information.

Work Experience:

  • Ability to operate radiation equipment properly and safely.

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 to assist patients.
  • 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.

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.


By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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