Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Radiation Therapist I

Radiation Therapist I

Job ID 
10190
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location 
US-WA-Seattle

More information about this job

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.

 

The Radiation Therapist I, under the supervision of the Radiation Oncology Manager/Chief Therapist and at the instruction of the department physicians, provides Radiation Therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation equipment.

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.

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