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Radiation Therapy Technologist - 113643

Employer
University of California - San Diego
Location
La Jolla, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/27/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/4/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Radiation Therapy Technologists perform a wide variety of technical therapeutic procedures by the application of ionizing radiation from radioactive materials or generators to treat benign or malignant diseases of the body; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Radiation Therapy Technologists typically confer with Radiation Oncologists and work closely with Dosimetrists to discuss the treatment plan and the type of simulator films that will be necessary; place reference markings on the patients' body; review treatment procedures with the patient to reinforce the therapist's comments on reactions to therapy, to ensure that communication and emergency procedures are understood, and to advise on appropriate dietary and skin care procedures; position patients for single portal, multiple portal, rotation or cross beam therapy, providing immobilization devices as required; set up equipment according to the treatment plan verifying the placement of bars, wedges and similar devices; closely monitor the patient for unexpected reactions and report these deviations to the Therapist; and record delivered dosage values on the chart, verifying these values against the prescribed treatment plan.

Incumbents may also calculate prescribed dosages of ionizing radiation to be delivered to the patient; assist in preparing applicators for interstitial and intracavitary implants; operate simulation, radiographic and automated or manual film processing equipment; evaluate the technical quality of localization and verification port films; perform minor equipment adjustments; order equipment and supplies; and evaluate equipment for modification and replacement. Under supervision, Radiation Therapy Technologists perform the range of typical duties outlined in the series concept.

Incumbent function as a member of a team with the Senior Radiation Therapy Technologist in patient treatment on supervoltage equipment and act independently in the operation of orthovoltage equipment and in taking radiographic films for simulation purposes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • California Radiology Technologist of Radiography (CRT-R).

  • Registered Technologist for Radiation Therapy issued by ARRT (R.T(T)(ARRT)).

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Experience with daily set-up and treatment of patients.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Previous experience in a large complex healthcare environment.
  • Experience with CT Simulations, MU Calculations, Aria, Patient Manager, Treatment and Time Planner.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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