Radiation Therapist/Radiation Oncology (Contingent) Cottage

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Clinical/Allied Health
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***This position offers a chance to work with one of the world’s first MRI machines coupled with a linear accelerator***

GENERAL SUMMARY: 
  • Under general supervision administers radiation treatments to patients, as prescribed by the physician, utilizing specialized equipment including linear accelerator, High Dose Rate (HDR) Afterloader, and Computed Tomography. 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Reviews patient prescriptions to ascertain type of treatment required, location of affected areas, history of previous radiation treatment, etc. 
  • Safely positions patients utilizing immobilization devices. 
  • Utilizes appropriate treatment accessories as prescribed by the physician. 
  • Operates treatment machine (linear accelerator, HDR) precisely. 
  • Administers ionizing radiation as prescribed per physician. 
  • Verifies radiation prescription prior to treatment and confirms total radiation dose following treatment in patient charts. 
  • Documents treatment in inpatient charts. 
  • Localizes patient markings daily. 
  • Completes on-going imaging of patients per departmental policy. 
  • Assists patients in coordinating appointment time for daily treatments, accommodating patient transportation, and other appointments. 
  • Refers patients to social worker for counseling, transportation and medical equipment needs, etc. as appropriate. 
  • Refers patients to nurse or physician for conditions requiring evaluation, as appropriate. 
  • Assumes the duties of simulation. 
  • Rotates through treatment areas as assigned. 
  • Responsible for cleaning therapy rooms and work area; maintains linen and medical supplies for treatment rooms. 
  • Adheres to the quality assurance policies of the department (chart checks, time-outs, machine warm-up, etc.). 
  • Teaches radiation therapy students as defined by their educational requirements. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or requested. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree in Radiation Therapy or completion of a two (2) year program in Radiologic Technology followed by a one (1) year program in Radiation Therapy required. 
LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 
  • A.R.R.T. Radiation Therapy Technology Certification or registry eligible.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience with implementing new and emerging technologies, such as stereotactic body radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery, is preferred.
  • Candidates with strong motivation to learn and implement emerging technologies, such as magnetic resonance guided radiation therapy, are preferred.

     Overview

       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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