Radiation Therapist
Job Details
SCCA Proton Therapy Center - Seattle, WA
Full Time
Varied
Job Description

The SCCA Proton Therapy Center, located in beautiful Seattle, Washington, is seeking a Radiation Therapist who will work in cooperation with other team members to assure all treatment procedures are delivered accurately, compassionately, and of the highest quality. Proton therapy is an advanced form of cancer treatment that allows doctors to focus radiation directly into the tumor, reducing the potential for side effects. The SCCA Proton Therapy Center is located on UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center campus and is the only proton therapy center in a seven-state region.

Responsibilities

  • 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

 

Qualifications

Required Skills and Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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, possibility to work both 1st and 2nd shifts.
  • Ability to travel for educational / training purposes.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs of equipment or weight of patient in wheelchair transfer and 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.
  • The SCCA Proton Therapy 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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