Mount Sinai Careers

Per Diem Radiation Therapist - The Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Understands the function of the equipment and is able to use it to its full potential.  Understands the use of wedges and compensating filters, appreciates the misuse or omission during treatment
  • Understand all procedures and practices before proceeding with the patient set-up.  Contacts the appropriate staff if uncomfortable or unsure of procedure
  • Detects treatment unit malfunctions and knows when safe limits of malfunction have been reached.  Reports malfunction to Supervisor, Chief Therapist and Physics
  • Explains treatment procedure to patients, answer questions, and reassures patient in order to alleviate fears and/or apprehension. Tends to patient modesty
  • Maintains visual and audible communication with the patient during treatment
  • Reports any unusual or adverse patient reactions, as a result of radiation treatment, to the appropriate staff member
  • Is responsible for instructing student radiation therapist
  • Evaluates students at the end of their rotation
  • Maintains an organized treatment room, stocked with supplies
  • Schedules patient appointments when necessary.  Ensures that daily treatment schedule is accurate and maximizes therapist’s time
  • Ensure that weekly chart checks are done
  • Attends chart rounds, displays films and participates in discussion of patient treatment.  Attends in service and ad hoc training sessions
  • Ensures that all charts for new patients are reviewed at chart rounds
  • Orientates new employees on assigned treatment unit
  • Ensures correctness of record and verify system
  • Schedules in-patients daily on transport list
  • Creates immobilization devices during simulator rotation.  Create/adjust shielding block as needed
  • Keeps patients in waiting area informed of delays and any progress made in the resolution of the delays
  • Assists Supervisor/Chief Therapist in establishing new and improved procedures and policies for improved patient care and better working environment
  • Makes recommendation to Supervisor/Chief Therapist at the time of therapists’ performance appraisal
  • Displays professional behavior at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned


 

Requirements:
  • Graduate of an approved, two year, hospital-based certificate program, two year associate degree program, or four year baccalaureate degree program in Radiation Therapy
  • ARRT registered or eligible for registration within the field of Radiation Therapy
  • Three to five years of post-certification experience
  • Simulation experience required
  • Promotions are based on demonstrated competencies
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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