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Staff Radiation Therapist

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and practices. Keeps treatment records and prepares operational reports as required. Performs job for the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and their families, physicians, and the community.
* Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and vital signs.
* Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the customer asks.
* Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.
* Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of customers through personal action and attention to the environment of care.
* Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and anticipates information needs of customers.

CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, and the GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal requirements of the position and department.
* Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational records.
* Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.
CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments. Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even when workload and demands are high.
* Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity, and fairness.
* Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.

CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
* Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work processes.
* Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work processes.
* Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality initiatives.

CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost management practices.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Effectively manages time and resources
* Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of the organization - material, human, and financial.
* Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.

CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and emphasizes patient and employee safety.
* Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries or potential injuries.
* Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee safety standards at all times.
* Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques, equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and plans.
JOB FUNCTIONS
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1. Performs radiation therapy procedures in accordance with standards of practice.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Administers prescribed dose of radiation to patients under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist(s).
* Assists the Radiation Oncologist(s), Medical Physicist, and/or Dosimetrist in the simulation (planning and delineation of fields) during area rotation as assigned.
* Constructs and calculates dose plans for radiation treatments under the supervision of the Dosimetrist, Medical Physicist and/or Radiation Oncologist(s) during rotation as assigned.
* As necessary, constructs patient treatment devices, and incorporates these devices into the treatment.

2. Demonstrates correct and safe operation of equipment.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Demonstrates compliance with radiation safety procedures to protect patient and self.
* Maintains high quality control of treatments.
* Utilizes all equipment in a safe and satisfactory manner.
* Communicates equipment problems to Chief Therapist, Service Engineer, and/or Physicist.
3. Practices effective communication that enhances teamwork and quality of care.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxiety and to obtain patient cooperation.
* Recognizes adverse reactions and responds appropriately through action and communication with physicians and other staff.
* Demonstrates age specific care awareness by communicating at appropriate level of complexity and word choice for the age of patient undergoing treatment.
* Communicates clearly and concisely with all members of the health care team.

4. Performs all other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Holds current Louisiana State license to perform in the capacity of radiation therapist.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

HIPAA REQUIREMENTS:
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records without limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, medical records related to quality data, patient financial information, patient billing 3rd party, patient related complaints, information related to patient location, patients' religious beliefs and/or research information.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification, receives orders for patients, validates patients for any procedure/surgery, transports patients, monitors clinical alarms, and radiation safety.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Reference DOT 078.361-034 RADIATION-THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST (medical ser.)
STRENGTH: L - Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires waling or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Holds current Louisiana State license to perform in the capacity of radiation therapist.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , Staff Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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