The SCCA Proton Therapy Center, located in beautiful Seattle, Washington, is seeking a Radiation Therapist who will work in cooperation with other team members to assure all treatment procedures are delivered accurately, compassionately, and of the highest quality. Proton therapy is an advanced form of cancer treatment that allows doctors to focus radiation directly into the tumor, reducing the potential for side effects. The SCCA Proton Therapy Center is located on UW Medicines Northwest Hospital & Medical Center campus and is the only proton therapy center in a seven-state region.
Performs daily proton treatments and / or simulation procedures
Works as an engaged team member in their assigned area
Works with care team to provide high quality, compassionate and consistent care
Follows all policies, protocols and procedures
Helps maintain work area to JCAHO standards and helps maintain proper supplies stock in the treatment area
Maintains efficient schedule by cooperating with team members and maintaining good workflow processes
Always places patient care first
Reports any equipment problems to management promptly, and assists, if required, to investigate problem
Provides feedback to Manager on any process improvement opportunities
Maintains positive relationships with other team members, nursing, dosimetry, physics, physicians, administration, partner hospitals, engineering, etc.
Assures procedures performed, are code captured accurately in Mosaiq
Reviews patient electronic charts for accuracy and completeness prior to delivering treatments and on a weekly basis
Works with patients to provide convenient appointment schedules
Compiles reports of any deviations in planned treatment delivery and notifies Manager immediately
Required Skills and Abilities
Experience with modern radiation therapy systems and sub-systems
Experience performing simulation, pre-treatment imaging and treatment delivery procedures
Computer skills including -Mosaiq or Aria record & verify, Excel, Outlook, Word
ARRT current certification, with full CE compliance
Washington Radiologic Technology license
Exposures to hazardous risks include radiation exposure (under the ALARA principle), potential exposure to infectious and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment and chemicals. Potential for bodily injury due to lifting. Required to follow universal precautions. Exposure to cleaning / sterilization agents. Hazards will be minimal if proper safety precautions are utilized. Work is mainly performed in an area with no natural light, and in close proximity to other team members.
The SCCA Proton Therapy Center utilizes RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tags at the centers for the purposes of analysis of productivity and patient throughput. This information is not for use as a management tool for employee performance issues.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.