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Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology, Casual, Days

Company: 
Northwestern Medicine
CIty: 
Lake Forest
State: 
Illinois
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Description

**This is a Casual, as needed position located at Lake Forest Hospital, but will require travel between both the Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses.**

The Radiation Therapist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews radiation doses and other appropriate computations from tables or computerized treatment plans.
  • Conducts simulations to develop patient treatment plans and ensure effective delivery of radiation therapy.
  • Administers radiation therapy in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Assesses patient during daily treatments for reactions or changes in physical/mental performance; reports changes to radiation oncologist, as necessary, for further assessment.
  • Maintains communication with patient and family members explaining procedures to be performed, reinforcing instructions from the radiation oncologist and providing continual reassurance.
  • Operates and maintains equipment; notifies appropriate personnel of problems.
  • Charts treatment parameters and records daily treatment information.
  • Ability to download and transfer electronic patient data into hospital EMR system.
  • Works on patient focus studies
  • Actively participates in patient satisfaction results
  • Participates in ACoS, ACR and Joint Commission surveys as necessary.


Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 to 3 years of undergraduate education or equivalent
  • 1 to 3 years of related work experience
  • ARRT eligible
  • IEMA eligible
  • BLS through American Heart Association


Preferred:

  • ARRT
  • IEMA


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area

CULTURE

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.

Mission

Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.

Vision

To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.

Values

Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2022): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index
  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2021): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index

 

 

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