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Radiation Therapist

Company: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Reporting to the Radiation Therapy Manager, the incumbent delivers proton therapy treatments to patients in the SCCA Proton Therapy Center and adheres to all policies and procedures governing the high quality and compassionate delivery of radiation therapy treatments / simulations. The Radiation Therapist (2nd shift) will work in cooperation with other team members to assure all treatment procedures are delivered accurately.

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  • Performs daily proton treatments and / or simulation procedures.
  • Works as an engaged team member in their assigned area.
  • Works with care team to provide high quality, compassionate and consistent care.
  • Follows all policies, protocols and procedures.
  • Helps maintain work area to JCAHO standards and helps maintain proper supplies stock in the treatment area.
  • Maintains efficient schedule by cooperating with team members and maintaining good workflow processes.
  • Always places patient care first.
  • Reports any equipment problems to management promptly, and assists, if required, to investigate problem.
  • Provides feedback to Manager on any process improvement opportunities.
  • Maintains positive relationships with other team members, nursing, dosimetry, physics, physicians, administration, partner hospitals, engineering., etc.
  • Assures procedures performed, are code captured accurately in Mosaiq.
  • Reviews patient electronic charts for accuracy and completeness prior to delivering treatments and on a weekly basis.
  • Works with patients to provide convenient appointment schedules.
  • Compiles reports of any deviations in planned treatment delivery and notifies Manager immediately.

    • Experience with modern radiation therapy systems and sub-systems.
    • Experience performing simulation, pre-treatment imaging and treatment delivery procedures.
    • Computer skills including -Mosaiq or Aria record & verify, Excel, Outlook, Word.
    • Able to multitask.
    • Ability to work 2nd shift
    • Technical problem solving and critical thinking.
    • Understands code capture procedures / requirements.
    • Provide excellent care for all patients, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or religion.
    • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
    • Ability to travel for educational / training purposes.
    • Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs of equipment or weight of patient in wheelchair transfer.
    • Physical ability to reach -6 feet above the floor.
    • Able to walk for majority of shift. COMPETENCIES
      • Competency/Dependability/Thoroughness.
      • Problem Solving/Analytical Skills.
      • Flexibility/Managing Change.
      • Cooperation/Building Collaborative Relationships.
      • Interpersonal Communication Skills. EDUCATION/DEGREE
        • Bachelor degree preferred, associate degree required
        • ARRT current certification, with full CE compliance.
        • Washington Radiologic Technology license. OTHER
          • Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required to follow universal precautions. Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized. Work is mainly performed in an area with no natural light, and in close proximity to other team members.
          • Seattle Proton Center utilizes RFID ( Radio - Frequency Identification) tags at the centers for the purposes of analysis of productivity and patient throughput. This information is not for use as a management tool for employee performance issues.
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            We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at (see application details) or by calling (see application details).

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