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Radiation Therapist SR

Company: GenesisCare, USA
Location: Naples
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description: PURPOSE:The Senior Therapist is a role model in demonstrating outstanding clinical assessment, interpretive, and treatment delivery skills; shares these skills with others to ensure the competency of the team and optimal patient outcomes. The incumbent is responsible for all technical and designated administrative functions of Radiation Therapy for their assigned office(s). The Sr. Therapist reports to the Regional Technical Manager (RTM) for the assigned region and is accountable to the administrative manager of the department (VP/RVP/RA) as well as the Chief Physicist regarding technical issues. This position does provide direct patient care. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The Senior Therapist is responsible for supervising the technical/clinical staff within assigned office(s), as it is related to patient care and treatment delivery. The Sr. Therapist is challenged to delegate responsibilities among staff radiation therapists towards ensuring accuracy in all tasks and realizing the effects of his/her tasks. The incumbent can ultimately be responsible for assuming the same job responsibilities of a staff radiation therapist and therefore must remain competent with simulation and treatment delivery. The Sr. Radiation Therapist oversees all work related activities of those supervised according to the applicable job description.Actively serve as a leader in the radiation therapy department, directly working with other radiation therapists, and other department members. Monitors technical accuracy of treatment setups. Participates in specialty areas such as instruction, new simulation procedures, IMRT, IGRT, Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Total Body Irradiation, HDR program and is responsible for the safe utilization of the Record and Verify System, including the ability to teach and assist others in the proper use of the system. Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform all aspects of treatment delivery.Directly supervises and manages the technical staff including Radiation Therapists, Nurses, and Medical Assistants (as assigned)Monitors and directs patient transporters and couriers as it is related to patient care and treatment delivery. This requires working as a team with the RA and other staff members.Participates in the clinical instruction and evaluation of the Radiation Therapy Technology students.Assumes lead responsibilities if asked in the absence of another Sr. Therapist or Regional Technical Manager. Interacts with both internal and external constituents professionallyInteracts with both internal and external customers professionallyAssists the physician and P.A./Nurse Practioner in the center(s) as needed with patient problems and upcoming changes in the patients' course of treatments.Coordinates the activities of the staff radiation therapists and nursing teams, as assigned, to ensure quality treatment delivery and maximum utilization of equipment and personnel.Oversees the correct and appropriate use of the electronic medical record.Oversees simulation and treatment of patients receiving radiation therapy. Oversees scheduling of patients and clinical staff to assure appropriate coverage is maintained. Coordinate weekly chart rounds meeting. Perform quality assurance review of charts for all patients undergoing treatment. Coordinates, attends and participates in regularly scheduled technical/clinical staff meetings. Demonstrates ability to lead and support departmental meetings when called upon by the VP/RVP, RA or RTM.Conduct regularly scheduled clinical staff meetings no less than once per quarter (preferably monthly) using sign-in sheets to document. Provide typed meeting minutes and action plans to the RTM and the RA and follow up on pending items.Maintain a productive relationship with the physics and dosimetry departments. Establish practice patterns that ensure the timely readiness of treatment plans, including QA for initiating patient treatment and follow-up.Coordinate call backs and emergency treatments, including after hours care.Perform quality assurance review of all patient charts after completion of treatment. In coordination with the physicians and physicists, develops, maintains and revises continuous quality improvement measures; instituting corrective processes when necessary. Complies with all reviews and standards established by the department's Quality Assurance program and the Continuous Quality Improvement committee. Monitors all new patient starts, including boost fields to ensure efficient operations superior patient care.Reconcile the actual daily treatment stats with the DTS and report inaccuracies to the Regional Technical Manager and Medical Coder. Follows up on machine, computer, and other equipment problemsEnsures proper notification of machine down time is followed. Follows up on all Machine Problem Reports to ensure proper process reporting is complete per policy.Monitors quality assurance and morning warm-up performed on treatment

Keywords: GenesisCare, USA, Cape Coral , Radiation Therapist SR, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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