Position Summary Texas Oncology is searching for a Chief Radiation Therapist. The Chief Radiation Therapist is responsible for the planning, coordination and evaluation of the technical staff. Interacts and directs the simulation therapists, radiation therapists and mold technicians in order to effectively deliver a high quality radiation therapy treatment course for each patient presented. May perform the duties of radiation therapist and mold technicians up to 20% of the time in order to maintain a high quality care environment. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Responsible for the planning, coordination and evaluation of the technical staff. Interacts and directs the simulation therapists, radiation therapists and mold technicians in order to effectively deliver a high quality radiation therapy treatment course for each patient presented. May perform the duties of radiation therapist and mold technicians up to 20% of the time in order to maintain a high quality care environment. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve More breakthroughs. More victories. in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends. Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
Job Details: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Supervises and coordinates all technical staff including evaluating performance to enhance high quality radiation therapy. -Participates in QA program to assure accuracy of treatment plan and delivery. Reviews and amends patient billing for accuracy. Participates in the clinical instruction of newly hired radiation staff and radiation therapy students. -Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, and rewarding and disciplining employees. -Maintains clean, safe, and organized work environment. Directly supervises employees in the radiation oncology program which may include mold technicians, simulation therapists, radiation therapists. -Ensures effective clinical staff coverage for the Practice, within budgetary guidelines. -Implements standard radiation oncology and diagnostic policies and procedures throughout the practice. -Directs the hiring and training of all radiation and imaging personnel for maximum service to patients in accordance with practice and USON policies and procedures. -Develops performance expectations, and departmental objectives for radiation staff positions to ensure efficiency and productivity. -Ensures all staff members maintain state licensure and are adequately trained to perform duties. -Works cooperatively with managers and members of other departments and ensures teamwork and cooperation between radiation and imaging staff and other practice personnel. -Ensures the timely and cost-effective ordering of radiation and imaging supplies. -If needed on a temporary basis, performs tasks assigned to radiation and imaging staff as necessary and appropriate to area of education and expertise. -Assists in the development and implementation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on organization goals and objectives. -Ensures the correct use of charge codes and educates all radiation and imaging staff in correct documentation per US Oncology reimbursement guidelines. Ensures all billing is completed in a timely manner. -Ensures the provision of quality radiation and imaging care. This includes radiation treatment delivery, dosimetry, brachytherapy, and diagnostic imaging.
Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy technology program, Bachelors degree preferred. Minimum five years actively practicing as an RTT. Minimum two years prior supervisory experience required. ARRT certification required. Valid state license for radiation therapy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to utilize components of the treatment-planning computer including but not limited to the use of keyboards, digitizers, trackball and mouse controls. Must be able to stand for 8 hours; lift 40 pound block to shoulder level; have sufficient visual acuity to distinguish structures and isodose displays on computer monitor. Additionally, must be able to align treatment field and monitor patient during radiation therapy treatment; have adequate hearing and speaking capabilities to effectively communicate with patients and staff; have adequate mobility to assist patients on and off treatment couch and document treatment.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to blood, toxic substances, ionizing radiation and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Requires exposure to conditions common to a clinic environment.