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UnityPoint Health Radiation Therapist in Des Moines, Iowa


Administers radiation therapy by exposing specific areas of the patient's body to prescribed doses of radiation. Maintain detailed records of all therapy sessions, noting on the patient's chart such information as the area treated, the radiation dosage, equipment control settings, the patient's reactions, and the total amount of radiation received to date while delivering excellence patient care.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

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• Precisely performs verification simulations on treatment machine.• Precisely documents in the patient’s electronic chart.

• Retains and practices prescribed procedures taught at in-services.

• Maintains knowledge of patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan.

• Accurately and consistently performs the duties/tasks as assigned in the job description and competency check lists.

• Supports and works effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.

• Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considers physical, psychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients served.

• Maintains a clean, safe and orderly environment demonstrating the practices of infection control principals.

• Identifies problems when they occur and reports them to appropriate personnel.

• Is self-motivated and self-directed in seeking assistance.

• Reviews patients’ charts weekly.

• Consistently and accurately records charges for billing purposes.

• Accurately answers patient questions, or refers them to appropriate personnel.

• Accurately performs cone-beam scan and kilovoltage films.

• Performs the proper linear accelerator and simulator warm-up procedure and QA testing.

• Proper use of VisionRT.

• Perform SRS and SBRT treatments.

• Performs basic dosimetry, CT simulation, assists with PET\CT simulations.

• Assists with volume studies and prostate implants, mammosite and HDR’s.

• Accurate use of respiratory gating.

• Orientates students to radiation therapy.

Education: Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy program. Abides by and assures compliance with all UnityPoint Health and departmental policies.

Experience: Previous clinical experience preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s): Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Current Iowa Permit to Practice. ARRT registered in Radiation Therapy. Must maintain BLS certification.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Microsoft Excel. Problem solving and communication. Teamwork. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and web browser. Professionalism and relationship management. Ability to handle multiple interruptions and changing priorities.

Requisition ID: 2023-127061

Street: 1221 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Physics- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Day Shift

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