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PeaceHealth Radiation Therapist in Sedro Woolley, Washington

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a Per Diem/Relief, Variable position. Hourly compensation starts at $40.68, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the accurate treatment, simulation, and dosimetry of patients undergoing ionizing radiation treatment in accordance with standards of practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Administers prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts using Linear Accelerator Equipment according to the established practices and Standards.

  • Performs dosimetric calculations under the supervision of a physicist or dosimetrist, using either manual or computerized dose calculations.

  • Assists with Brachytherapy procedures.

  • Warms up treatment machines/simulator and checks all safety and operational procedures; reports any erratic operation to the physicist

  • Checks the laser positioning to ensure proper alignment.

  • Verifies dose through barometer and thermometer measurements; reports any discrepancies to physicist.

  • Follows Principles of Radiation Protection for patient, self and others.Adhere to ALARA and other radiation safety requirements.

  • Positions Patients utilizing correct patient immobilization devices with accuracy according to simulation/prescription.

  • Adheres to Radiation Therapist Code of Ethics.

  • May train & supervise students or subordinate Radiation Therapists.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Completion of an accredited Radiation Therapy course approved by ARRT program (AAS)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current American Registry of Radiograph Technology (ARRT) – Radiation Therapy Certification

  • WA State Radiologic Technologist license

  • Current AHA BLS Health Care provider card

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Prior experience preferred.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Competent in treatment planning and dosimetry

  • Maintain quality assurance programs in accordance with departmental policy.

  • Strong customer service skills, treat patients with empathy and respect.

  • Demonstrated skills in use of computers and treatment programs

UNITED GENERAL PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion from 34% to 65% of the time.

  • Ability to lift/move objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.

  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail up to 100% of work time. Job may require work shift rotation.

  • Job duties may require interaction with patients who are extremely stressed and emotional.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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