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Radiation Therapist

Job ID: 12405
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.70
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

PeaceHealth is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a Part Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $41.49, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Administers prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts using Linear Accelerator Equipment according to the established practices and Standards.
  2. Performs dosimetric calculations under the supervision of a physicist or dosimetrist, using either manual or computerized dose calculations.
  3. Assists with Brachytherapy procedures.
  4. Warms up treatment machines/simulator and checks all safety and operational procedures; reports any erratic operation to the physicist
  5. Checks the laser positioning to ensure proper alignment.
  6. Verifies dose through barometer and thermometer measurements; reports any discrepancies to physicist.
  7. Follows Principles of Radiation Protection for patient, self and others. Adhere to ALARA and other radiation safety requirements.
  8. Positions Patients utilizing correct patient immobilization devices with accuracy according to simulation/prescription.
  9. Adheres to Radiation Therapist Code of Ethics.
  10. May train & supervise students or subordinate Radiation Therapists.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Completion of an accredited Radiation Therapy course approved by ARRT program (AAS)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current American Registry of Radiograph Technology (ARRT) – Radiation Therapy Certification
  • WA State Radiologic Technologist license
  • Current AHA BLS Health Care provider card

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Prior experience preferred.

OTHER SKILLS

  • 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

ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion from 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift/move objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work may require frequent exposure to toxic materials or hazardous waste. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

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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.  

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