Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.
The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.
Exciting New Joint Venture!
Oneida Health and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have formed a joint venture to open a new Radiation Oncology Center on the Oneida Health campus. Accepting patients NOW!
Performs complex radiation therapy duties characterized by a greater degree of work independence and less common radiation treatments; delivers planned courses of radiation therapy; maintains accurate records; verifies records and treatments; applies principles of radiation protection; regulates radioactive material; provides special procedures; provides physics support.
- Provides technical guidance and consultation to Radiation Therapists and other Radiation Medicine staff.
- Recommends improvements to departmental operations.
- Performs all the required duties of the Radiation Therapist.
- Simulates and localizes treatment areas.
- Calculates treatment volumes and critical structures.
- Performs and monitors patient treatments; surveys patient and treatment areas upon completion of treatments,
- Maintains and documents treatment records and summaries; creates treatment charts as prescribed by the radiation oncologist; records and verifies daily treatment.
- Educates and counsels patients of treatment procedures; provides emotional support during and after treatment.
- Produces x-ray films for verification of treatment areas and critical structures; aids in the utilization of computed-tomography (CT) scanners for treatment volumes and target localization for seed implants; operates a full range of radiotherapy equipment to administer a prescribed course of radiation therapy.
- Performs specialized procedures and delivers specialized treatments, as prescribed.
- Assists in Physics Department as needed.
- Maintains and manages Radiation Medicine personal film and lifetime records.
- Distributes film badges to all Radiation Medicine personnel, students and residents; documents all out-of-range radiation exposure to patients and staff; reports radiation exposure concerns to the appropriate individuals.
- Performs primary and secondary equipment safety checks as required.
- Inspects treatment machines and completes safety checklists.
- Supervises, trains and evaluates the performance of Radiation Therapy technology students.
- Maintains compatible working relationships with Residents and Fellows
- Maintains equipment inventory.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety and compliance standards.
- Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, distributing and reading current literature, conducting and participating in in-service meetings and workshops.
- Prepares other written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and projects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed.
- Attends meetings as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
OTHER DESCRIPTIVE ELEMENTS
The Clinical Center Associate typically reports to the Ambulatory Center Administrator and/or higher level members of the administrative support staff. The incumbent has limited authority to make decisions or commitments directly related to the performance of the job within the limits of the organization policies and procedures that are clearly specified. Decisions are simple and based on well-defined choices.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS
The Radiation Therapist has frequent communication inside and outside of the department, with other departments, divisions or groups, patients, vendors and sales representatives.
- Must possess knowledge of radiation therapy technology practices.
- Must possess knowledge of quantitative techniques relevant to executing radiation treatment plans.
- Must be familiar with treatment planning systems, Linear Accelerators, simulators, and multi-leaf collimators.
- Must be familiar with various software applications for treatments.
- Must possess problem-solving skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
- Must display advanced competency in components of radiation therapy technology practices as appropriate.
- Must possess the ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others.
- Must possess age-specific competency knowledge.
MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
- Personal computer
- Various equipment and machinery as indicated by the nature of the position within the department
While performing the duties of this job, the Radiation Therapist is frequently required to use hands or fingers to manipulate, touch or handle and talk or hear. The incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, or sit. He/she is occasionally required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The incumbent is regularly required to lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move over one hundred (100) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are not job requirements, but are representative of those demands that are typically expected of employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to successfully perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- License to practice as a radiation therapist in the State of New York.
- Associate’s degree and the equivalent of three (3) years of full-time experience in the practice of Radiation Therapy.
Required degrees must have been granted by an accredited college or university or one recognized by Roswell Park Cancer Institute as following acceptable educational practices.
About Oneida Health
Oneida Health’s patients never have to sacrifice local accessibility for world-class care. Over twenty local care centers and our community of 150 employed and private-practice physician partners means an ever-expanding pool of professional expertise, progressive medical technology and treatment options.
Oneida Health provides ready access to a full complement of services including: 24/7 Emergency Department; Modern Inpatient Facilities; EHR; State of the Art Operating Suites; da Vinci Robotic Surgery; Modern Birthing Center; Outpatient Rehab Center; Hospital-Operated Primary and Specialty Care Practices and a 160-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. The Circle of Care means “Exceptional Care…Always!”
Oneida, NY is a unique community with beautiful tree lined streets, sprawling parks and playgrounds, and convenient shopping. Available housing includes everything from wonderful old 19th century Victorians, to condominiums, to the house of your choice in a variety of new developments. Oneida and neighboring communities offer excellent school systems with records of academic excellence and student success. The city also boasts a progressive library, and many other easily accessible services. Oneida is equidistant between Syracuse to its west and Utica to its east, with beautiful Oneida Lake just 5 miles north. Finger Lakes wine country and the majestic Adirondack mountains are easy day trips, with Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City all within a 5 hour drive. Syracuse University sports are a major source of regional pride and excitement and two world class shopping and entertainment destination – Turning Stone Casino and Destiny USA – are just minutes away.