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Radiation Therapist I

NL Health Services - 1,117 Jobs
St. John's, NL
$32.82 - $41.51 / hour
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Location: Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre

Radiation Therapist I
Cancer Care Program - Radiation Therapy
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours 70 bi-weekly (8-hour days; standby and on-call required * must report to work within 30 minutes when on-call) Salary LX-28 ($48.82 to $57.51 per hour) ($32.82 - $41.51 base rate plus $16.00 pensionable wage premium*)
The following Sign on Incentives may be applicable and can be combined:
1. Signing bonus up to $10,000
2. Come Home incentive up to $60,000
3. Relocation support
4. Student bursary up to $10,000
For more information on bursaries/incentives please visit or email [email protected]
*subject to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador approval annually
Competition Number 2024001174 Posted Date 14 February 2024 Closing Date Open until filled.

About Us
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL. NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people.

The Cancer Care Program has a provincial mandate to deliver cancer care to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. It operates the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre (DHBMCC) in St. John's, and regional cancer centres in Corner Brook, Gander and Grand Falls. The DHMBCC has four linear accelerators, an orthovoltage unit, an HDR Brachytherapy unit, two CT-Simulators, Eclipse Treatment Planning System and ARIA Radiation Oncology information system. The cancer centre in Corner Brook will be a satellite site with one linear accelerator and one CT simulator and will be offering a full complement of radiation therapy techniques.

Job Summary
The Radiation Therapist I is responsible for:
- Providing radiation services and patient care in accordance with established policies and standards of professional practice for radiation therapy.
- Providing radiation services through treatment planning, delivery and follow up.
- Providing individualized radiation therapy simulation, planning and treatments to patients in consultation with the oncology team.
- Administering prescribed Radiation Treatments using complex equipment and clinical judgment following departmental policies and procedures and standards of care.
- Using medical imaging equipment including X-ray, CT, MRI, PET to ensure treatments are delivered accurately.
- Monitoring the progress of the patient and suggesting amendments to treatment plans when necessary.
- Supervision, teaching, and evaluation of Radiation Therapy Students during their clinical placement.
- Supervision and facilitating orientation of newly hired Radiation Therapists
- Providing patient care through patient assessment, reviewing patient history, educating patients and families on the treatment process and side effects, and recommending self-care measures.
- Assisting patients in the interpretation of the treatment plan and evaluating the patient's understanding of treatment and side effects.
- Ensuring that patients and their families are aware of services available in the Provincial Cancer Care Program and in the community.
- Consulting with and/or referring patients to members of other health care disciplines as required. Consulting with Dosimetrists, Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists on optimal treatment parameters.
- Maintaining patient records by collecting and documenting information related to the patient and health care history, radiation therapist assessment, symptom and side effect management, and patient and family education.
- Performing quality assurance checks of equipment according to established policies and procedures, maintaining records of checks and taking appropriate action on equipment malfunctions.
- Performing quality assurance checks of Patient Electronic Medical Record by following established policies and procedures, maintaining records of checks and taking appropriate action when necessary.

Radiation Therapists report to the Division Manager of Radiation Therapy.

Job Demands
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.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an approved/accredited degree/diploma program in Radiation Therapy is required.
Current registration and member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in Radiation Therapy is required.
Current and continuing BLS certification is required.
Comprehensive knowledge of departmental, organizational, and professional standards.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain successful working relationships.
Demonstrated commitment to Eastern Health's values of accountability, caring, collaboration, excellence, and respect.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

Open to external applicants.

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Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately

To become a part of our team, please submit an up to date resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.

NL Health Services is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

Competition Number: 2024001174
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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