Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 2:06 PM
Under the leadership of the Radiation Therapy Clinical Manager assist in localizing tumors, participate in treatment planning and deliver high doses of ionizing radiation prescribed by radiation oncologist. Radiation therapists are the primary liaison between patients and other members of the radiation oncology team. They also provide a link to other healthcare providers such as social workers and dieticians. The radiation therapist must adhere to Johns Hopkins Hospital policies, procedures, regulatory standards set forth by JCAHO, and HIPAA as well as the policies and procedures stated in the Radiation Therapist policy and procedure manual. The Lead Therapist takes responsibility for managing the efficiency and effectiveness of the therapist team at their assigned unit and works to promote exemplary standards of safety, efficiency and caring service. The Lead Therapist will be the primary RTT responsible for communicating to all parties as well as identify problems and discuss areas that could be improved within the radiation treatment process, develop potential solutions and communicate effectively with team members in both written and verbal forms.Work requires interpersonal skills to deal effectively with Oncology patients for up to eighty percent of work time. Must have computer skills for simulation and treatment machines. Uses strong leadership skills to problem solve and effectively communicate with other staff members. Ability to read and interpret patient images and make appropriate decisions on patient set:up and alignment as well as determine when physician input is necessary. Ability to provide leadership and guidance in identification, analysis and resolution of program:related problems. Ability to negotiate conflict and to offer diplomatic solutions when challenged. Ability to resolve philosophical and/or process problems among team members. Simultaneously support a number of complex projects. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:Quality patient services are provided through the safe and accurate implementation of a deliberate plan of action.Ensures that services are performed in a safe environment in accordance with established guidelines. Ensures that equipment maintenance and operation comply with established guidelines. Assesses equipment to determine acceptable performance based on established guidelines.Provides information about the procedure to the patient, significant others, and health care providers. Documents information about patient care, the procedure, and outcome. Check patientsA? charts weekly for quality assurance. Manages any information or concerns requested by other staff members.Assesses factors that may contribute adversely to the patientA?s treatment plan.Ensure that scheduled times for therapy patients are according to physician orders and workload. Ensures efficiency to accommodate assigned workload. Minimizes any distractions in the treatment area.Trains students in proper use of equipment and procedures. Performs related service duties such as keeping treatment room supplied with necessary supplies and general cleaning of work area.Promotes a positive, collaborative practice atmosphere with other members of the radiation oncology team. Displays leadership abilities and serves as a role model for staff and student therapists.Acquires and maintains current knowledge in clinical practice.Decisions and actions made on behalf of the patient are based on a sound ethical foundation.
• Location: Baltimore
• Post ID: 26574937 baltimore