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Providence Health & Services Radiation Therapist in Portland, Oregon

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Providence is calling a Radiation Therapist (0.6 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

The Radiation Therapist will work 5 hours/day, 5 days/wk from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

This individual will work on a team of 8 and will always have a partner throughout the work day. The team is looking for someone who's a great communicator, is extremely team oriented, is good with conflict resolution, and is amazing with the patients we serve.

The Radiation Therapist will perform simulations and deliver therapeutic ionizing radiation to the patient as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist. Assist the physician and fellow employees to provide optimum care and treatment to the patients.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for keeping abreast of current technical trends and procedures used in the care and treatment of radiation therapy patients and the ability of applying such knowledge.

  • Participate in continuing education through attendance in appropriate meetings, conferences, classes and literature review.

  • Actively communicate ideas, current techniques, meeting information, and similar information to co-workers and students.

  • Provide active participation in the weekly treatment evaluation sessions (i.e. Chart Rounds).

  • Openly discusses specific and general patient problems, condition and concerns.

  • Contribute to solution of treatment technique problems.

  • Provide appropriate and understandable information to the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient regarding health care and potential problems during radiation therapy.

  • In cooperation with the nursing staff, Radiation Oncologist and other care providers, responsible for monitoring patients' physical, emotional and psychological status during their course of treatment.

  • Responsible for proficient and accurate performance in simulation:

  • Independently operate simulation equipment in a safe and proper manner.

  • Perform routine CT simulations with basic knowledge of proper positioning in accordance with daily treatment.

  • Perform advanced simulation techniques in cooperation with the dosimetrist and/or physicist.

  • Document concise treatment set-up instructions to provide accurate daily reproducibility of patient treatment position and technique.

  • Construct and utilize immobilization devices.

  • Operate and understand the function of the treatment machines, and accessory equipment (i.e. block fabrication, immobilization devices, Portal imager).

  • Responsible for morning warm-up checks for quality control.

  • Identify and report any malfunctions and/or deficiencies to the appropriate staff member.

  • Accurately deliver the prescribed course of radiation therapy with minimal supervision.

  • Maintain patients daily treatment record in accordance with departmental charting standards and is responsible for accurate completion of daily patient statistics and charges.

  • Check prescription, diagnosis, consent forms and patient identification.

  • Document concise treatment set-up instructions to provide accurate daily reproducibility of patient treatment position and technique.

  • Check and approve treatment plan with treatment sheet (and documents) to verify correct axis, tattoos, gantry / collimator angles, SSD's, monitor units and energy utilized for each patient's treatment.

  • Assist in teaching radiation therapy students by means of clinical practice.

  • Assist in development and maintenance of up-to-date teaching procedures.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an AMA-approved Radiation Therapy Technology program

  • Registered or board-eligible, by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).

  • Currently licensed in the State of Oregon as a Radiation Therapist.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Radiation therapy experience

  • Have had experience working with more than 1 treatment machine

  • Radiation therapy experience in the hospital setting

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Radiation Therapy

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 250746

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