Providence Health & Services Radiation Therapist, Lead *$6,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Medford, Oregon
Providence is calling a Lead Radiation Therapist to Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This is a full-time, day shift position. Our hours of operation are 7am - 5pm. Our Caregivers support these clinic hours. Our team utilizes modern programs and equipment such as Elekta Versa HD, Varian 21EX, MOSAIQ, and RayStation to treat 3D, VMAT, and SBRT. For our robust HDR program, Verisource and BrachyVision are used. Candidates who are familiar with any of these programs are highly encouraged to apply. Aside from the fantastic benefits offered by Providence on day 1, we are currently offering a $6k extended sign on bonus and relocation assistance to new hire or rehire Caregivers who qualify for either program.
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We are seeking a Lead Radiation Therapist that will directly assists the Department Manager in planning and organizing the activities of the technical section of the Radiation Oncology Department to ensure provision of safe, cost effective, quality radiation therapy services. Responsible for administration of the quality assurance program for the department (includes assisting with final chart review). In the absence of the Dept Manager, directs the activities of the department. Performs simulations and delivers therapeutic ionizing radiation to the patient as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologists. Assists the physician and fellow employees in providing optimum care and treatment to the patients. Serves as PHS Clinical Coordinator for the OHSU, Argosy and Washburn Radiation Therapy programs. Teaches, supervises and evaluates the radiation therapy students.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Actively support and incorporates mission into daily activities as outlined in the Department Mission Practicum
Report to work as scheduled and on time per system policy. Time away from work is approved and taken in accordance with established system policies
Maintain confidentiality of all information related to patients, medical staff, employees, and as appropriate, other information
Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees, supervisors, and other department employees, so that productivity and positive employee relations are maximized
Consistently demonstrate and incorporate principles of safety and infection control into daily activities as outlined in Safety, Infection Control, and Exposure Control manuals
Use protective equipment and takes appropriate precautions whenever there is potential for contact with blood, body fluids and/or chemicals
Maintain knowledge of disaster policies and participates in disaster drills
Be responsible for keeping abreast of current technical trends and procedures used in the care and treatment of radiation therapy patients and the ability of applying such knowledge:
Participate in continuing education through attendance in appropriate meetings, conferences, classes and literature review
Actively communicate ideas, current techniques, meeting information, etc. to co-workers and radiation therapy students
Provide appropriate and understandable information to the adult and geriatric patient regarding health care and potential problems during radiation therapy
In coordination with the nursing staff, Radiation Oncologist and other care providers, responsible for monitoring patient's physical, emotional and psychological status during their course of treatment
Be responsible for proficient and accurate performance in simulation:
Legibly complete appropriate documentation in accordance with charting standards
Perform routine simulations with knowledge of proper positioning, scanning and acquisition of dosimetric information
Perform advanced simulation techniques in cooperation with the dosimetrist and/or physicist
Construct and utilizes immobilization devices
Follow procedural guidelines, constructs and verifies alignment of custom fabricated blocks
Independently operate CT scanner in a safe and proper manner
Schedule patients for simulation and first treatment in accordance with established standards
Operate and understand the function of the treatment machines, simulators and accessory equipment (i.e., block fabrication, immobilization devices, etc.):
Cooperate with physic for periodic equipment checks for quality control (i.e., door interlocks, emergency off, beam output / constancy monitors, treatment device, etc.)
Identify and report any malfunctions and/or deficiencies to the appropriate staff member
With the Physicist and Bio-Med Engineer, coordinates and schedules routine preventive maintenance inspections and machine calibration
Accurately deliver the prescribed course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision:
Create and maintain patients daily treatment record in accordance with departmental charting standards
Check prescription, diagnosis, consent forms and patient identification
Document concise treatment set-up instructions to provide accurate daily reproducibility of patient treatment position and technique
Check treatment plan with treatment sheet (and documents) to verify correct axis, tattoos, gantry / collimator angles, separations, SSD's, etc. are utilized for each patient's treatment
Be responsible for maintaining treatment rooms, simulators, mold room in a safe, orderly, clean and well stocked manner
Be responsible for accurate completion of daily patient statistics and charges following department standards. Along with Physicist, serves as billing/coding resource for Staff Therapists
Complete work assignments in a timely manner and requests assistance as needed
Be accountable for on-going, active participation in the weekly treatment evaluation sessions (i.e. Chart Rounds):
Openly discusses specific and general patient problems, condition and concerns
Contribute to solution of treatment technique problems
Coordinate the teaching and guides the radiation therapy students by means of clinical practice:
Assist in development and maintenance of up-to-date teaching procedures
Complete written student performance evaluations
In coordination with the Physicist and Medical Director, develops and implements the department Quality Assurance program
Conduct appropriate tasks and collects statistics in an accurate, timely manner. Provides QA reports to Manager on a quarterly basis
Be accountable for periodic on-call coverage (rotational basis) for emergent, after hours patient treatment
Adhere to the dress code policy of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Assist the Dept Director with hiring, developing, evaluating, rewarding and coaching
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Coursework/Training: Graduate of an AMA approved Radiation Therapy Technology program
Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
Currently licensed in the State of Oregon as a radiation therapy technologist (LRTT)
Three (3) years of full time experience as a radiation therapist in clinical radiation oncology
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Job Category: Radiation Therapy
Req ID: 312837