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Radiation Therapist

Company: Confluence Health
Location: Moses Lake
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary Range

$41.29 - $64.61 Overview

Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members. Employees of Confluence Health receive a wide range of benefits in addition to compensation.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Saving Accounts
  • CH Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Shift DifferentialSummary

    Up To $15,000 Sign On Bonus Applies to external candidates only.Requires 2 year commitment to Confluence Health Under the administrative supervision of the Clinical Manager and the professional direction of a radiation oncologist, the radiation therapist performs various radiotherapy treatments and simulations at a technical level requiring minimal supervision of technical detail. The radiation therapist may be assigned to provide specific instruction to technology students and/or ancillary personnel and may be required to assist in the development of new techniques for simulations and/or treatments, in the use of new equipment and the development of new devices. Position Reports To: Radiation Oncology Clinical ManagerEssential Functions

  • Safely provides the correct radiotherapy treatment to patients.
    • Follows principles of radiation protection (i.e., ALARA) for patient, self and others.
    • Reviews the isodose plan and treatment prescription prior to implementation. Verifies the treatment plan is consistent with the prescription and can be accurately implemented in the treatment room.
    • Operates the medical equipment used for radiotherapy.
      • Administers prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts as planned and prescribed by a radiation oncologist, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards.
      • Performs simulation as prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Fabricates individualized immobilization devices (molds, blocks, compensators and other beam-modifying devices).
      • Utilizes imaging technologies for the explicit purpose of simulation, treatment planning and treatment delivery as prescribed by a radiation oncologist (e.g., weekly ports, CBCT, kVp and MV imaging, and IGRT).
      • Ensures that the medical equipment is regularly maintained and in excellent working order.
        • Performs daily warm-up procedures (e.g., processor, simulator, treatment units) prior to each patient and maintain documentation of quality assurance activities, procedures and results in accordance with established guidelines.
        • Checks equipment for malfunctions/abnormal quality assurance readings and report any abnormal findings to appropriate personnel (clinical manager or administrator, medical physicist, machine engineer).
        • Maintains accurate records of a patient's treatment regimen.
          • Maintains records, reports and files as required, including such information as radiation dosages, equipment settings and patients' reactions.
          • Discusses various treatment plans with the patient developed in partnership with clinical oncologists and physicians.
            • Helps patients to understand the potential side effects of radiation treatment and how to manage any associated side effects.
            • Provides explanation and instruction to patients regarding radiation therapy procedures and provides education on skin car and nutrition and maintains patient markings during treatment.
            • Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.
              • Attends weekly quality assurance rounds, monthly therapy meetings and educational in-services.
              • Incorporates department and hospital policies and procedures into care provided.
              • Required to maintain active Basic Life Support (CPR) certification.
              • Other duties as assigned.Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.Position Requirements

                Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential requirement of working at Confluence Health. Religious and medical exemptions will be considered upon request.Qualifications

                Required:
                • Minimum Associate degree in radiation therapy technology
                • Certified ARRT in radiation therapy (RT(T))
                • WA State Certification RT(T) prior to start of employmentDesired:
                  • Bachelors Degree.
                  • Varian and Aria experience including knowledge of latest techniques including IMRT, SRS, SBRT, IGRT.Physical/Sensory Demands

                    O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday. Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:
                    • Walking - C
                    • Sitting/Standing - C
                    • Reaching: Shoulder Height - O
                    • Reaching: Above shoulder height - O
                    • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
                    • Climbing - F
                    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - F
                    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
                    • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - F
                    • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
                    • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
                    • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
                    • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - O
                    • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
                    • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
                    • Crawling/Kneeling - O
                    • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - C
                    • Twisting/Turning - O
                    • Repetitive Movement - CWorking Conditions:
                      • Standard to the industry.Job Classification:
                        • FLSA: Non-Exempt
                        • Hourly/Salary: HourlyPhysical Exposures For This Position:
                          • Unprotected Heights - No
                          • Heat - No
                          • Cold - No
                          • Mechanical Hazards - Yes
                          • Hazardous Substances - Yes
                          • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - Yes
                          • Lighting - Yes
                          • Noise - Yes
                          • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - Yes
                          • Infectious Diseases - Yes

Keywords: Confluence Health, Richland , Radiation Therapist, Healthcare , Moses Lake, Washington

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