Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Radiation Therapist provides highly technical skills in administering high-dose ionizing radiation to cancer patients for localization and treatment of tumor volumes as prescribed by the physician. The Radiation Therapist evaluates equipment and machine operation for quality assurance and is responsible for providing total patient care by preparing patients for radiotherapy, observing clinical progress, and consulting with the physician concerning treatment. The Radiation Therapist maintains daily records and monitors treatment charts for adherence to regular port films within Mosaiq. The Radiation Therapist adheres to all internal controls established for the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or GED and graduate of a JRCERT accredited program in Radiation Therapy

Degrees: Bachelors degree preferred

Licenses & Certifications:
Cert Medical Radiologic Tech with Texas Medical Board (TMB)
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program
Cert Radiation Therapist with ARRT

Work Experience: Two (2) years in radiation therapy preferred

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Writing/ Correspondence
Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms, Research

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Knowledge of Radiation Therapy

Equipment Operated Linear accelerator ( CT Sim, Hexapod, XVI preferred)

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