Radiation Therapist

Company

Health Sciences North - Sault Area Hospital (Algoma Cancer Centre)

Location

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Duties

1. Deliver safe and accurate daily radiation treatments to patients by educating, preparing, and
positioning for treatment, assessing verification images, and taking necessary corrective action.
2. Consult with Radiation Oncologists (RO) and Medical Physicists regarding treatment plans (e.g.
interpreting computer dosimetry data).
3. Develop computerized treatment plans based on prescriptions and dose limits to critical
structures.
4. Perform dose calculations based on RO’s prescription and enter into the Record and Verify
system.
5. Perform quality assurance of all treatment plans and dose calculations prepared by co-workers,
and verify RO prescriptions.
6. Perform routine quality assurance tests on a variety of technical equipment and initiate corrective
action as required.
7. Verify patient information and machine parameters by using computer systems.
8. Prepare electronic treatment charts.
9. Perform treatment preparation duties, including Computed Tomography (CT) Simulation and
customized accessory fabrication (e.g. moulds, immobilization devices, and other beam modifying
devices).
10. Work collaboratively with other health care professionals to ensure quality patient care and
continuing professional education.
11. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for
improvement.
12. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to
achieve goal outcomes.
13. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and
safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
14. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
15. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
16. Perform other duties as required.

Requirements

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1. Minimum of a three (3) year Bachelor’s Degree in Radiation Therapy, from an accredited
university.
2. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
(CMRTO) is required.
3. Current Membership with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
(CAMRT) is preferred.
4. Current Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required.
5. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is
required.

EXPERIENCE:
1. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a health care environment is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
1. Demonstrated excellent judgment and proven analytical skills.
2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)/Ontario
Medical Association’s (OMA) Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols.
3. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
4. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and
continue improvement.
5. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word,
Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
6. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
7. Demonstrated strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload.
8. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
9. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
1. Successful Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
2. Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
3. Demonstrated ability to perform with minimal supervision; to prioritize duties.
4. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
5. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
6. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
7. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
8. Ability to travel between local sites.

Start Date

2022-06-01

Hours

part-time

Salary

$37.84 - $46.32 / hourly

Comments

Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and relevant qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. Where these factors are relatively equal, seniority shall govern. HSN reserves the right to conduct a formal interview/testing
process where required, which may include (but not limited to), a written or practical examination or both to determine skill and ability.

Contact

Job Posting Link

Health Sciences North - Sault Area Hospital (Algoma Cancer Centre)website

Display Date

2022-04-14

Expiry Date

2022-04-27