Radiation Therapist I

Company

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Location

St. John's, Newfoundland

Duties

The Radiation Therapist I provides a high standard of technical performance and patient care in the planning and delivery of accurate and precise treatment with ionizing radiation. This includes the administration of radiation treatments according to physician's prescription and set-up instructions to deliver a precisely measured dose to the defined tumour volume with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. The Radiation Therapist I also assists in maintaining the daily appointment system through discussion with the Radiation Therapist II and the booking clerk; explains procedures, treatments and side effects to patients; participates in the simulation process to ensure accuracy and reproducibility of all positioning required for patient treatment; maintains accurate treatment records by recording treatment parameters daily to furnish documentary evidence of patient's treatment; participates in departmental quality assurance programs; performs weekly quality assurance checks on treatment charts; and performs other related duties.

Requirements

Graduation from an approved (recognized) Radiation Therapy program is required.
Current registration and member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in Radiation Therapy is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Regularly lifts or moves objects less than 10 lbs. (i.e. supplies, linens, charts, etc.), and occasionally objects between 10-50 lbs. (i.e. lead shielding, supplies, equipment, breast board, immobilization devices, and lifting beam modifying equipment), requiring strength and endurance.
Pushes and pulls patients over 50 lbs. in order to position/reposition them to perform treatments.
Regularly stands, walks, or sits for extended periods when performing procedures/treatments, or reviewing data on monitors.
Constantly performs fine finger or precision work using various controls on machines requiring very controlled movements.
Uses hand tools that require accurate control and steadiness. Gross motor skills are also required to reposition patients

Start Date

2021-05-01

Hours

70 bi-weekly (8 hour shifts; days, evenings, weekends on-call)

Salary

Salary will commensurate with experience and market differential may be available.

Comments

Temporary, Full Time (until September 1, 2022 with possibility of extension)
Start date is TBA

Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

Contact

Telephone

709-777-7777 or 1-800-563-3693

Job Posting Link

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centrewebsite

Display Date

2021-04-15

Expiry Date

2021-04-30