Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network
Work Type: Full Time
An opportunity exists for a Chief Radiation Therapist in Radiation Oncology at Penn State Health – St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Under the supervision of the Radiation Oncologist and Director of Oncology Services, the Chief Radiation Therapist oversees the radiation therapy staff who are responsible to accurately deliver ionizing radiation to the patients in accordance with the planned treatment prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist. The Chief Radiation Therapist will assist as needed in all aspects of Radiation Oncology Department functions, including patient care, treatment delivery, treatment record maintenance, radiation safety, billing, quality assurance, dosimetry, front office organization and operations, patient satisfaction, accreditation initiatives, and patient outcomes.
Graduate of accredited radiography program plus graduate of an accredited Radiation Oncology program (12 months)
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in radiation therapy in accordance with state regulations
Five years of experience as a Radiation Therapist
Three years of leadership experience
Bachelor’s degree in an approved program of radiologic technology or health care field
Experience working in a facility which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the ACR in Radiation Oncology
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Provide daily supervision of the radiation therapists performance and treatment delivery process to ensure timely, safe, efficient, and cost effective patient care
Proactively manage the daily patient flow and processes within the division to optimize daily patient schedules making staffing adjustments, as required
Collaborate with the Medical Director and Chief of Physics to oversee the Quality Assurance Program designed to optimize patient care
Collaborate with the business manager to maintain necessary records regarding patient safety and compliance
Serve as a preceptor and mentor for all new radiation therapist staff and students. Advise and direct therapists in new of difficult procedures
Provide input on implementation of new technology
Serve as a professional role model and mentor to staff.
Serve as a change agent to facilitate communication and transition that supports the mission of the division and organization
WHY PENN STATE HEALTH?
As part of one of the country’s pre-eminent universities and Penn State Health since 2015, our 204-bed acute care hospital serves the Berks County region with outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services.
Reading, PA, and the surrounding area offer a pleasant alternative to the pressures of urban living with a mix of well-maintained communities with safe shopping districts, beautiful farmland, and state parks and game lands. It’s the best of both worlds, with cultural events and nightlife within driving distance in Philadelphia; the Pocono Mountains; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. The area is home to minor league sports teams, golf courses, theater, symphonies, and opportunities for hunting, fishing, and mountain biking.
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