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Radiation Therapist

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Paradise
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Adventist Health and Rideout has served the Yuba-Sutter region with exceptional healthcare since 1907. Since joining Adventist Health in 2018, the nonprofit hospital has continued to grow its services and improve quality and patient experience, all part of our vision of transforming the health of our community. The award-winning hospital is a 221-bed acute care facility that includes an expanded Level III emergency department, a Level III trauma center and STEMI-receiving center and provides the following care services: cancer care, heart and vascular, stroke, inpatient and outpatient surgery, orthopedics and labor and delivery, including a NICU unit. Outpatient services include over a dozen specialties and we offer senior living services. Adventist Health and Rideout serves the community with 365 physicians, 2,745 associates and contractors, including 849 nurses.
Job Summary:
Administers ionizing irradiation to patients in accordance with prescriptions and instructions from department physicians.
Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in radiological technology or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Preferred
  • Master's Degree: Preferred
  • Experience in radiologic technology: Preferred


    • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy [R.T.(T)(ARRT)] and applicable State Certification of Therapeutic Radiologic Technology (RTT): Required
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) certification: Preferred
    • Fluoroscopy Permit from the state of practice, Department of Health Services: Preferred
    • ARRT-Radiation Therapy (ARRT-T): Required
    • State Radiologic Tech (RT): Required

      Essential Functions:

      • Delivers the prescribed course of radiation therapy by checking prescription, diagnosis chart, and patient identification. Explains procedures to patient, means of communication during treatment, and basic treatment procedure. Delivers prescribed daily dose to patient, observing radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
      • Prepares room and equipment for patient according to prescription or simulation regarding immobilization devices, etc., transfers patient to treatment couch, giving attention to the special needs of the patient.
      • Observes patients for unusual reactions and for signs and symptoms of developing complications during treatment, reporting reactions and complications to supervisor and department physician
      • Maintains a variety of records, including, records of daily treatment; maintains and regularly reviews patient charts to eliminate errors and to ensure that blood counts and special reports are properly recorded.
      • Provides clinical supervision and evaluates students' practical ability to perform procedures.
      • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

        Organizational Requirements:
        Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health, Chico , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Paradise, California

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