Lead Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology - Full Time - DaysMercyOne, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The primary responsibility of the Lead Radiation Therapist is to coordinate day-to-day activities of the radiation therapists and will perform technical and supervisory duties in the Radiation Therapy department, enforcing established departmental and hospital policies and procedures in order to provide high quality and efficient patient care. Is responsible to promote harmonious relations and favorable attitudes among the health care team, including therapists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, administration and the medical staff. Serves as a liaison between the radiation therapy staff and the patient, the physicians, the general public and the medical community to coordinate quality patient care. Is required to demonstrate leadership and ability to make decisions and solve problems as they arise. Works with department director and medical director to develop and update policies and procedures for the department and cancer center. Is responsible for the implementation and continuous review of clinical practice standards and policies as relates to external beam treatment delivery. As needed, will perform radiation therapy duties and procedures as staffing and workload dictates. Support the philosophy, goals and objectives of the organization.
Bachelor's Degree in Radiation Therapy or Radiologic Science. Graduate of CAHEA approved Radiation Training Program. Registered by American Registry of Radiologic Technology )ARRT Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 3 years thereafter. Experience:
Five years' clinical experience with two years of supervisory experience.
Special Skills, Competencies, and Aptitudes:
Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated experience and competency with Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and a variety of web-based programs and browsers, with the willingness and ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the goals of the departments. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.
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Paid Sick Leave
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