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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Radiation Therapist for the Radiation Oncology Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Responsible for delivering accurately the prescribed, planned course of radiation therapy for patients of any age group inclusive of simulation, mold room duties, treatment, quality assurance, dosimetry and nursing assistance as requested by the Radiation Oncologist according to department, hospital and regulatory agency standards. Assesses situations, exercises care, uses discretion and judgment, assumes responsibility for professional decisions, and acts in the best interest of the patient.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently demonstrates competence in the delivery of the prescribed, planned course of radiation therapy: reviews patient's chart, treatment plan, prescription, dosimetry, and set-up instructions prior to treatment procedures; and positions patients accurately during treatment.

  • Performs clear and concise documentation.

  • Assists in tumor localization procedures via port films or simulation with the Radiation Oncologist.

  • Utilizes current block cutting system and mounting system.

  • Assumes responsibility for portions of Quality Assurance and Quality control measures in order to comply with JCAHO, Title 17, and Title 22. As well as Radiation safety, hospital and department standards; regularly checks equipment, accessories, and supplies.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of radiation oncology procedures, radiation physics, radiobiology, radiation protection, anatomy and positioning and dosimetry.

  • Knowledge of JCAHO, Title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, and Title 22 requirements as well as Radiation Safety, Safety, and Hospital and Department Standards.

  • Ability to safely and accurately operate the radiation therapy equipment, linear accelerators, simulators, and computers, treatment devices, quality assurance tools and other equipment for the delivery of radiation treatments.

  • Ability to follow directions and is accountable for analyzing and problem solving.

  • Ability to establish priorities, organize and complete work in a timely manner.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with patients and others.

  • Ability to perform necessary procedures and knowledge of age specific protocols as defined by the skills and competency checklist.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Coursework/Training - Satisfactory completion of formal education program in radiation therapy. Or equivalent educ/experience

Experience: 1 year experience.

Licenses/Certifications

  • CRT.

  • ARRT in Radiation Therapy.

  • Healthcare Provider BLS.

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Radiation Therapy

Req ID: R331717

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