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Radiation Therapist – CST Project
Upcoming Temporary and Regular Full Time Opportunities
Wage: $34.34 to -$42.85 per hour
Prince George, BC
Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) is one of the largest health care projects in British Columbia's history. It is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Providence Health Care (PHC) to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. This is an exciting initiative that will deliver key benefits for our patients, health care providers and health organizations.
Utilizing evidence-based practice, the Radiation Therapist provides radiation services and patient care in accordance with established policies and standards of professional practice for radiation therapy. Provides radiation services through treatment planning, delivery and follow up. Provides patient care such as assessment and patient and family education related to planning, treatment and side effects.
Example of Duties & Accountabilities
- Provides patient care by performing duties such as patient assessment, reviewing patient and family history, educating patients and families on treatment process and side effects and recommending self-care measures. Consults with and/or refers patients to members of other health care disciplines as required.
- Performs treatment planning procedures by:
- Constructing immobilization and beam directional and shaping devices.
- Using simulation and related equipment for the generation and verification of treatment plans.
- Positioning and marking patient to ensure optimal dose distribution & reproducibility of treatment plan.
- Performing manual and computerized planning calculations for radiation treatment techniques.
- Reviews, interprets and implements radiation treatment prescriptions for brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy which includes computerized treatment plans, use of immobilizing and beam modifying devices and, accurate dose calculations. Maintains accurate treatment record.
- Assists the patient in the interpretation of the treatment plan and evaluates the patient’s understanding of treatment and side effects. Ensures that patients and their families are aware of services available at the Agency and in the community.
- Maintains patient records by collecting and documenting information related to the patient and health care history, radiation therapist assessment, symptom and side effect management, and patient and family education.
- Performs quality assurance checks of equipment in assigned work area according to established procedures, maintains records of checks and takes appropriate action on equipment malfunctions.
Education, Training and Experience
Degree in Radiation Therapy or recognized certificate and Canadian Association for Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) Certified. Within the preceding five (5) years, the successful completion of Radiation Therapy training program or active employment as a Radiation Therapist. Current CPR (Level C) certification.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with patients, families, staff, physicians, and other health care providers.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to work independently and prioritize issues and workload.
- Demonstrated ability to apply clinical and technical knowledge into practice.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.
For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca
For more information about the BC Cancer Agency, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca
For more information on the Clinical Systems Transformation Project please visit https://cstproject.ca
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.