Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Radiation Therapist I - Temporary

Job ID
17877
Type
Temporary Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Purpose & Mission:

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) 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. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.


Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible: Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

Employees must adhere to all SCCA policies and processes, including the SCCA Code of Conduct and all HIPAA privacy requirements.

 

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
  • 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

Preferred:

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

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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