The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
Together, SCCA and UW Medicine's Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offer unrivaled cancer care to people living in north Seattle and beyond. SCCA Medical Oncology and SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center serve adults who need outpatient oncology and hematology treatment. Every day, top UW Medicine cancer specialists deliver SCCA's targeted, breakthrough therapies in the medical center's warm, caring environment. Its a partnership that brings the regions leading medical oncologists closer to home for our patients.
This is aTemporary, 3 months position.
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.
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 Radiologic Technologist licence
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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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.