Radiation Therapist - Duke Raleigh Hospital - PRN (Shifts/Hours Vary)

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Location: Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 1,300 people.The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. In fiscal year2018, Duke Raleigh Hospital admitted 9,484 patients and had 230,957 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as #14 in North Carolina and #6 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Occ Summary

Apply ionizing radiation to the patient (inclusi ve of pediatric,adult, and geriatric populations) in accordance with the prescriptionand instructions of the Radiation Oncologist and under the generalsupervision of the Chief Therapist.

Work Performed

Deliver accurately the prescribed planned course of radiationtherap y with minimal supervision. *Check prescription, diagnosis,chart and pat ient identification. *Explain procedure to patient,means of communication during treatment and procedure to follow ifemergency arises during tr eatment. *Reinforce RadiationOncologist's advice to patient regarding r eactions to treatment andtheir care. *Prepare room and equipment for pa tient according toprescription regarding immobilization devices, field s ize, treatmentdistance, lead protection devices, etc. *Transfer patient safelyto treatment couch, giving special care to catheters, intravenous drips, etc. *Check daily treatment time and delivers prescribeddose. *Maintain visual and audible communication with the patientduring treatme nt. *Maintain patient markings.Observe patientfor unusual reactions and events and report accurate information to thenursing staff and/or Radia tion Oncologist.Observe radiationsafety measures for patient and personn el.Performsimulations.Assist in tumor localization procedures,preparatio n of immobilization devices, etc.Assist in dosimetryprocedures (i.e. Pre scription calculations).Obtain weekly portfilms and present such at chart rounds for review by Radiation Oncologystaff.Assume weekly on- call st atus on a rotation basis.(Applies to Duke staff therapist only)Perform a nd documentdaily accelerator warm-up and QA procedures.(DRH andRCH)Maint ain records of daily treatment and other records asrequired by departmen t quality assurance and quality improvementactivities.Perform mold room duties.(DRH andRCH)Secure and maintain supplies.Secure x-rayand labrepo rts as needed.Report erratic operation of equipment toChief Radiation th erapist, Radiation Physicist and/or MedicalEngineer.Particpate in depart mental PI (PerformanceImprovement) activities.Assist in the hiring and o rienting ofnew personnel.Attend weekly QA rounds, monthly therapymeeting s, and educational in-services.Incorporate departmentand hospital polici es and procedures into care provided.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge in principles, practices and procedures invo lved in theoperation of ionizing radiographic and radiation therapyequip ment.Knowledge of the human anatomy and proper positioning ofthe patient to provide treatment as prescribed.Ability toadminister CPR in a medica l emergency.

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications

Satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiology technology or or and a 12 month course in radiation therapy technology; Satisfactory completion of a 24 month course in radiation therapy technology; or Registered nurse who has satisfactorily completed a 12-month course in radiation therapy technology; Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in radiation therapy.


One year clinical training in Radiation Therapy.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current licensure as required by state or national authority and/or education. certification or board eligible in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiology Technology. Maintain ARRT certification in radiation therapy with a minimum of documented 12 hours of continuing

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