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Radiation Therapist

Job ID: 24946
Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro Wooley, Washington is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $41.49, more depending on experience, plus a 15% per diem differential.

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:

Sedro-Woolley, WA, the “Gateway to the North Cascades,” is a wonderful blend of incredible scenery, endless outdoor recreation and small-town living! Stroll through historic downtown to see life-size chainsaw art sculptures carved from cedar logs at the annual Loggerodeo. The seasonal Farmers Market offers some of Skagit County's freshest produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, handcrafted goods and snacks, and Riverfront Park offers picnicking and boating beside the Skagit River. There are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, scenic drives and horseback riding. Both Sedro-Woolley and neighboring Burlington, WA (known as “The Hub of Skagit County”) offer many Arts, Culture, Entertainment and retail opportunities, including the famous Skagit Tulip Festival. Finally, if you want to visit a bigger city, Sedro-Woolley is a quick 20-minute drive to Bellingham, a 90-minute drive to Seattle, WA and a 90-minute drive to Vancouver, British Columbia. 

For a complete description of this 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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