The University of Texas Medical Branch Radiation Therapist, Staff - Temporary with no benefits in Houston, Texas

Min Qualifications

Associates degree or radiologic graduate of an AMA accredited program in Radiation Therapy Technology. Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, in Radiation Therapy. Licensed by the Texas Department of Health in Medical Radiologic Technology.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To provide highly technical skills in the accurate delivery of radiation therapy treatments.

Specific Job Related Duties

*THIS POSITION IS LOCATED DOWNTOWN HOUSTON.*

  • Accurately and efficiently administer daily radiation therapy treatments to patients assigned to the treatment unit.

  • Rotates to all therapy machines, simulator, and CT. Performs all prescribed or required procedures accurately and efficiently.

  • Generates e-chart for patients using physician’s prescription and computerized treatment plans. Reads, interprets, and implements complex treatment plans.

  • Operates and manipulates the mechanical motions of complex radiation-emitting treatment machines, simulators, and CT scanners.

  • Practices radiation safety to protect patients and staff.

  • Demonstrates understanding of radiation therapy treatment techniques and treatment rational.

  • Maintains written and computerized records of daily treatments and other records as required.

  • Synthesizes information and instructions from medical and physics staff to assure accuracy of dose calculations, field placement and use of beam altering devices.

  • Evaluates and assesses treatment machine operations; recognizes machine malfunctions and reports them to physics.

  • Prepares and educates patients for radiation therapy treatments.

  • Communicates clearly and concisely with all members of the health care team, patients and families. Practices effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Assists in training and evaluation of student therapists.

  • Adheres to internal quality controls, policies, and procedures established by UTMB and the department. Participates in departmental Quality Management Program.

  • Maintains valid licenses and certifications as required by UTMB and state law.

MARGINAL OR PERIODIC JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs related duties as required

Work Schedule

*THIS POSITION IS LOCATED DOWNTOWN HOUSTON.*

This position is also a temporary position, 4 1/2 months with no benefits.

Closing Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Partial (20 to 39.99 hours)

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Title: Radiation Therapist, Staff - Temporary with no benefits

Job ID: 52970

Location: Houston

Business Unit: SOMED