Radiation Therapist - Smith Clinic
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
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.
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
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Knowledge of Radiation Therapy