NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Radiotherapy Tech.
In this role, the successful candidate Applies scientific knowledge and theory to practical use of high energy beam to provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and protocols
Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.
Performs all other duties as directed by department head and/or chief technologist
Attends staff meetings, workshops and seminars both in and outside of hospital to increase knowledge and refine skills.
Maintain records, reports and files as required. Collect statistics as directed.
Assist with maintenance of department facilities, equipment and supplies. Maintain stock levels of supplies and materials. Report maintenance and repair needs to supervisor. Check beam direction daily (calibrate, temp., barometric pressure), for high energy equipment. Keep records and report erratic operation to engineer, physicist or dosimetrist
Aid in the training of medical students of Radiotherapy Technology School.
Assist in tumor localization, dosimetry procedures; follow-up clinic or other exams
Observe patient for any unusual reactions or events. Report to designated personnel and assist in emergency treatment. Observe radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
Take into consideration the age, growth and developmental stage of the individual when assessing, treating or caring for patients.
Reinforce recommendations given to the patient by the physician, dietician, etc., concerning reaction to treatment and care of the radiated area (dressings, hygiene, etc.), prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects. Change dressing as necessary
Prepare room and equipment for patient according to prescription. Transfer patient to treatment couch. Withhold treatment pending decision by radiation oncologist if indicated by patient's condition, etc. Maintain visual and/or audible contact with patient during treatment. Check daily treatment time and deliver prescribed dose. Maintain patient markings. Document treatment. Keep physician informed. Change therapy as ordered. Take and check films of all treated areas, process and file same.
Interface with physicist, planning and mold tech at initiation of treatment. Act as a liaison with supportive care physicians and nurses.
Deliver a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients by checking prescription, diagnosis, chart, patient identification, etc. Schedule patients and explains procedures pre- and post-treatment. Answer questions and reassure patients.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Graduation from an accredited program in radiation therapy technology. At least (2) years of training in an accredited program in radiation therapy technology as a student. A willingness to devote the time required completing assigned tasks on schedule. Must be able to function in a high stress environment. Current New York State License Department of Health Current Registration by the ARRT.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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