Chief Radiation Therapist

Johns Hopkins Healthcare   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

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The Chief Radiation Therapist reports to the JHU Lead Therapist of Radiation Oncology. The primary responsibility is the supervision of the radiation therapist staff and ensuring high quality, safe, and efficient operations of the treatment clinic including the scheduling and utilization of equipment and the delivery of patient and family centric care. The Chief Radiation Therapist will carry out these responsibilities under the day-to-day direction and management of the JHU Lead Therapist. The Chief Radiation Therapist must be proficient in the following:

  • Effective communication with patients, peers, and the general population.
  • Leadership in significant departmental initiatives.
  • Advocacy for the therapist team.
  • Champion for patient and family centric care, and acts as a primary liaison with patients and clinical staff should items need to be addressed during the course of patient care.
  • Leadership in safety and quality programs.
  • Education and measuring staff on charge capture activities, site marking, time outs and Mosaiq overrides.
  • Development of policies and procedures for the therapist staff and ensures the adherence to these policies and procedures.

Analysis of clinical processes to identify trends and patterns which pose patient safety risks, and effectively addresses any findings. This includes active management potential patient risks within the safety reporting structure of the Department. Develops and participates in safety-training for department clinical staff.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  1. Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  2. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Any combination of education and experience will be considered
  3. 7-10 years of Radiation Therapy Experience (with progressive responsibility).
  4. Current CPR Certification required.