JOB SUMMARY: To provide highly technical skills in the accurate delivery of radiation therapy treatments. Assists the physicist in calibration of equipment, preparation of isodose curves, preparation of wedge, and compensating filters and data computer estimation. Evaluates equipment and machine operation for quality assurance. Assists or functions as radium curator. Records important statistical information. Prepares patient for radiotherapy. Administers radiotherapy treatment to patient. Applies simple surgical dressings. Supervises follow-up program and observes patient's clinical progress. Consults with physician concerning treatment. Maintains daily records and monitors treatment charts for adherence to regular port films. Adheres to internal controls established for department.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a graduate of JRCERT accredited program in Radiation Therapy. Certification in Radiation Therapy (AART) and Medical Radiology Technologist license by the State of Texas (TSDH).
Work Experience: Two Years
Equipment Operated: Linear accelerator, radioactive cobalt
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking) Writing/Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Knowledge of Radiation Therapy
Internal Number: 143557
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.