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Radiation Therapist

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Job ID: 74405
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

*** Hiring Bonus and Relocation Assistance May be Available***

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $43.16 – $67.33. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

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

Details of the position:

  • 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.

What you bring:

  • Completion of an accredited Program Required: Radiologic Technology. approved by ARRT program (AAS)
  • Required: Radiology Technologist  licensure- Washington 
  • Required: ARRT - Radiation Therapy
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support
  • 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 

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

For a detailed description of this position, or for questions, contact Andrea, [email protected].

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

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.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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