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Radiation Therapist

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Job ID: 20257
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham, Washington is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a Part Time, 0.80 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $41.49, more depending on experience.

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

Details of the position:

  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.

What you bring:

  • Completion of an accredited Radiation Therapy course approved by ARRT program (AAS)
  • Current American Registry of Radiograph Technology (ARRT) – Radiation Therapy Certification
  • WA State Radiologic Technologist license
  • Current AHA BLS Health Care provider card
  • Prior experience preferred.
  • 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.

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

About the community:

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks -there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives!

For a full description of the position or for questions, contact Andrea, [email protected]

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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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