Aga Khan University Hospital Radiation Therapist, Radiotherapy Jobs in Kenya

Aga Khan University Hospital Radiation Therapist, Radiotherapy Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

To provide accurate, timely and efficient simulation and delivery of prescribed radiation treatment while maintaining quality patient care and proper records and ensuring proper operation and maintenance of equipment and accessories.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily set-up of work location and patient schedule for treatment, and maintaining efficient patient flow.

  • Verify and deliver ionizing radiation treatment to patients in a safe and accurate manner based on the prescribed treatment plan.

  • Prepare moulds and other immobilization devices to assist in the accurate treatment of patients.

  • Monitor and observe patients receiving ionizing radiation for any unusual reactions and respond accordingly. Explain, counsel or refer patients, as required.

  • Follow hospital and radiation oncology policies and procedures.

  • Perform quality assurance (QA) on equipment, accessories and treatment plans

  • Assist in maintaining accurate database of patient information and treatment plan.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills required:

  • Diploma/degree in Radiation Therapy (or its equivalent)

  • Or Diploma in Radiography with a Certificate in Radiation Therapy

  • Active member of the Society of Radiographers in Kenya

  • Valid license from the Kenya Radiation Protection Board

  • Valid certificate in Heart Saver/Basic Life Support by the end of probation

  • Prior experience of delivering radiotherapy in a facility equipped with 3D conformal radiotherapy, multileaf collimation, and
    brachytherapy (manual and after loading procedures, as well as high, medium and low dose rate) is preferred.

  • Knowledge of operating a Linear Accelerator and Simulation Equipment

  • Know-how of mould room procedures is desirable.

  • Knowledge of safety and precautionary measures to be taken while dealing with hazardous material

  • Ability to respond to emergency situations and unpleasant events.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Adopt to play the lead role among the group of RTTs where necessary.

  • Have the ability to work independently where necessary and be accountable.

  • Be regular and punctual, with >95% attendance.

  • Improve knowledge and skills by seeking learning opportunities.

  • Work effectively with colleagues in a team-based environment.

  • Ensure an environment of patient-centred care.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Aga Khan University Hospital Radiation Therapist, Radiotherapy Jobs in Kenya

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