Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Radiation Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Radiation Therapy Specialist.
Typical Work •Deliver a planned course of basic and routine radiation therapy such as 4-field pelvis, anterior and post lung, whole brain, 3-field head and neck, breast tangents, and external electron beam utilizing radiation therapy equipment •Has acquired competency in multiple specialized treatment modalities and methods including Total Body Irradiation, IMRT, IGRT, Fractionated Stereotactic and Neutron regimens •Observe patient's condition; recognize the need for emotional and psychological support to patients; refer patients to departmental staff and other health-care professionals as necessary •Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment •Check patient prescription and treatment records for errors •Perform daily quality assurance tests on radiation therapy equipment •Assist radiation oncologists in tumor localization, simulation and dosimetry procedures using CT scanners, simulators, computers and/or other equipment •Acquire CT images as required for planning of radiation therapy
•Perform related duties as required.
Equipment Operation :
Must be able to operate a linear accelerator using the current operating system and record and verify function. Operate GE (or similar) CT simulation equipment to acquire images Must be familiar with current radiation safety standards Understand patient set-up including appropriate use of immobilization devices, head masks, bolus, etc. Familiarity with Mosaiq enabled systems is very helpful.
Patient Preparation and Interactions
Ability to explain process to patients and reassure them Ability to monitor patient during treatment and take corrective actions if necessary Must be familiar with infection control methods such as appropriate hand hygiene and equipment cleaning and sterilization methods.
Teamwork and Communication
Able to work cooperatively with team members to ensure patient safety Can provide teaching/instruction to less experienced therapists Treats patients, families and co-workers professionally and with compassion Able to communicate effectively with clinical team members including physicians, RNs, medical physicists and others Understands basics of patient confidentiality and privacy.
•Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiation Therapy Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained. •Licensed by the State of Washington to practice and administer radiation. •Completion of Competency Assessments for varied treatment regimens or 2 years experience working as an RTT Language Skills:
•Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing Skills:
•Ability to safely operate Radiation Oncology treatment and simulation equipment •Experience with Mosaiq documentation and operating systems •Basic computer knowledge.
As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Registered as a radiation therapy technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or equivalent organization AND six months of experience in one or more specialized radiation therapy areas OR equivalent education/experience.
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