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The Radiation Therapist I, under the supervision of the Radiation Oncology Manager/Chief Therapist and at the instruction of the department physicians, provides Radiation Therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation equipment.
Work Schedule Hours: M-F 12:30-9pm (schedule varies)
Provides radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment. Delivers a planned course of radiation therapy.
Evaluates the daily condition of patients undergoing treatment and recognizes the need for emotional and psychological support to patients.
Refer patients to departmental staff and other health care professionals.
Reinforce radiation oncologists recommendations regarding general activities, diet, prevention and treatment of reactions to radiation therapy.
Maintain detailed and accurate daily records of technical, legal and statistical components of treatment.
Assist radiation oncologists in patient positioning, radiation treatment field localization and simulation procedures using CT scanners, simulator, computers and other equipment.
Check patient prescription and treatment records for errors.
Perform daily quality assurance tests on radiation therapy equipment.
Instructs radiation therapy students and/or new staff accordingly to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety.
Bachelors or Associates Degree in Radiation Therapy
Registry eligible and registered within 1 year of employment in Radiation Therapy and Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Washington State License for Radiologic Technologist
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner.
Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
Ability to assess patients conditions and request assistance when necessary
Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.
Proficient in email and word processing systems
Experience with Electronic Medical Records
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.