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The Radiation Therapy Technologist 1 simulates and administers radiation treatment to patients as prescribed by the physician. This position monitors the patient's physical condition to determine if any adverse side effects are taking place and provides emotional support as needed.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS Education:
- Administers doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards, as prescribed by the physician.
- Positions patients for treatment with accuracy according to prescription. Reviews prescription, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification.
- Maintains records, reports, and files as required, including information such as radiation dosages, equipment settings and patient reactions.
- Observes the patient's clinical progress and uses clinical decision-making skills to recognize and report any signs of complications.
- Follows principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others. Adheres to the radiation safety procedure protocol.
- Operates a variety of computerized simulation and treatment machines safely and effectively. Performs and documents daily machine safety checks.
- Understands safe limits of equipment operations, and reports and identifies abnormalities or inconsistencies to the proper authority.
- Constructs immobilization devices and employs custom blocking techniques that are conducive to conformal radiation therapy.
- Utilizes sophisticated imaging equipment and treatment planning systems for precise tumor localization.
- Works closely with the Radiation Oncologist and the therapy team in the preparation of a treatment plan that is customized to the patient's needs.
- Performs simulations according to physician's orders.
Certification and Licensing:
- Associate's degree in a related field required.
- Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy school.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
- Current/valid Florida Radiation Therapy license required.
- Accreditation by American Registry of Radiologic Technology.
- CPR certification.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures used to operate radiation therapy machine equipment.
- Knowledge of human anatomy and proper positioning techniques to provide treatment to patient as prescribed.
- Able to stand and walk for long periods.
- Able to fabricate immobilization devices, blocks, and compensators.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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