Reporting to the Lead Radiotherapist, the successful applicants will be responsible for planning, simulating, and carrying out dosimetry for the hospital’s oncology patients to ensure quality radiotherapy treatment in line with established protocols and the Hospital’s patient care objectives.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Educate patients on the simulation process and obtain their consent for treatment and allergy declarations in order to ensure utmost corporation and compliance to established guidelines.
Conduct CT scan simulation and tattoo the patients’ area of interest for purposes of treatment planning.
Import CT/MRI images to the Treatment Planning Systems (TPS) and proceed in order to plan treatment for patients.
Plan patients’ treatment including contouring Organs at Risk (OAR) in order to optimize the dose distribution.
Follow up with the Oncologist to ensure that gross tumor volume (CTV) is done.
Create the treatment plans including the fields of projection, optimize dose limits to organs at risk (OAR) and planning tumor volume (PTV) in line with international protocols.
Present and discuss the treatment plans with the Clinical Oncologist in order to receive approval.
Submit the approved treatment plans to the Medical Physicist team for quality assurance and address any arising issues accordingly.
Liaise with the Medical Records Officer to schedule patients for treatment sessions.
Provide guidance to junior radiotherapists on execution of work to ensure compliance to set standards.
Provide formal and on–the–job training as clinical resources to doctors, nurses and other radiotherapists on current practices; and
Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Higher Diploma or Degree in Radiotherapy or Radiation Technology from a recognized institution.
Must be a registered member with the relevant registration body and hold a valid practicing license
Minimum of 5 years’ radiotherapy experience with 2 years at supervisory level.
Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
Knowledge of radiation treatment
Patient care skills
Understanding of health and safety guidelines related to radiotherapy
Attention to detail including high levels of precision
Customer service skills
Planning and organising skills
Basic counselling skills
Team working skills
Critical Thinking skills
Method of Application
If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume in PDF) quoting the job reference number, your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 8th November 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates. The Nairobi Hospital does NOT charge recruitment fees.
Head of Human Resources The Nairobi Hospital P. O. Box 30026 – 00100 NAIROBI email: [email protected]