Radiation Therapist I - Proton Therapy

Job ID
23370
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Allied Health

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

The Radiation Therapist I, under the supervision of the Radiation Therapist Supervisor and at the instruction of the department physicians, provides radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation equipment.

 

The Radiation Therapist 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

  • Provides radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment. Delivers a planned course of radiation therapy.
  • Evaluates the daily condition of patients undergoing treatment and recognizes the need for emotional and psychological support to patients.
  • Refer patients to departmental staff and other health care professionals.
  • Reinforce radiation oncologists' recommendations regarding general activities, diet, prevention and treatment of reactions to radiation therapy.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment.
  • Assist Radiation Oncologists in patient positioning, radiation treatment field localization and simulation procedures using CT scanners, simulator, computers and other equipment.
  • Check patient prescription and treatment records for errors.
  • Perform daily quality assurance tests on radiation therapy equipment.
  • Instructs radiation therapy students and/or new staff accordingly to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety.
  • Perform daily proton treatments and / or simulation.
  • Help maintain work area to JCAHO standards and helps maintain proper supplies stock in the treatment.
  • Report any equipment problems to management promptly, and assists, if required, to investigate.
  • Assure procedures performed, are code captured accurately in.
  • Review patient electronic charts for accuracy and completeness prior to delivering treatments and on a weekly basis.
  • Work with patients to provide convenient appointment.
  • Compile reports of any deviations in planned treatment delivery and notifies Manager.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Radiation Therapy.
  • Registry eligible and registered within 1 year of employment in Radiation Therapy and Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Washington State License.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands.
  • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
  • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.
  • Experience with modern radiation therapy systems and sub-systems.
  • Experience performing simulation, pre-treatment imaging and treatment delivery.
  • Computer skills including -Mosaiq or Aria record & verify, Excel, Outlook, word.
  • Understands code capture procedures / requirements. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed. 
  • Ability to travel for educational / training puposes. 
  • Physical ability to reach -6 feet above the floor.

 

Preferred: 

  • Proficient in email and word processing systems.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

 

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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