Radiation Therapy Supervisor – Arcadia Radiology/Oncology – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Arcadia, California, United States)

Under the general direction of the Radiation Oncology Director and Therapist Manager at Norris Cancer Hospital, this position will directly supervise the day-to-day administrative and clinical operations of the satellite radiation oncology department – including front desk, clinic, and external beam treatment, CT simulator and simulations. Major responsibilities to include direct supervision of the therapists, technicians, and front office staff; oversight of nursing staff to ensure an efficient clinic workflow that meets the expectations and standards of the Radiation Oncology Department and our patients. In addition, this position is responsible for the supervision of patient scheduling and on-site problem resolution, staff scheduling, and daily operations. This position requires strong interdepartmental communication skills, monitoring of a quality assurance program, and oversight of the performance of a wide variety of treatment procedures under the direction of the on-site Radiation Oncologist. The Supervisor, Radiation Therapy position, in partnership with the Norris Leadership team, will ensure that the ambulatory satellite site complies with hospital policies and procedures, accreditation and licensing standards, and is alignment with the department performance improvement program. Administratively, this position is responsible for assisting to meet annual financial and operational targets, performing employee timekeeping and evaluations, addressing HR and patient concerns, and maintaining billing standards and practices. *This is a working Supervisor position and may be required to travel to other satellite community locations if needed.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee and perform radiation oncology treatments through provision of quality care of each patient undergoing a prescribed course of treatment.
  • Evaluates and assesses daily, the patient’s physical and psychological responses to treatment and refers patients for appropriate management when indicated.
  • Performs skillfully in extreme, life-threatening emergencies: rapid grasp of the problem contingency management rapid matching of demands and resources in emergency situations involving patient or equipment applies in treatment delivery.
  • Participates effectively in the Therapeutic team approach to provide optimal treatment.
  • Facilitates the continuity of care through the communication of information to all team members.
  • Supervises and coordinates daily activities and devote complete attention to all necessary tasks involved in the treatment delivery.
  • Resolves problems, disputes, and complaints in a timely manner, Informs the director and manager of any problems that needs immediate action and/or approval.
  • Coordinates and meets multiple patient needs and requests; sets priorities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served (Adolescence, Adult, and Geriatric). This is to include principles of growth and development, assessment of data reflective of the patient’s status, and interpretation of information to identify patient requirements relative to age specific needs.
  • Provides for training, continuing education and staff orientation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that required annual competencies, mandatory training and compliance activities are completed.
  • Participates in the probationary and annual performance appraisal review for the therapists. Assist in the process of commendations, counseling, interview and selection of new employees.
  • Effectively monitors daily schedule on all modalities and makes appropriate adjustments with schedule to properly treat with proper staffing.
  • Promotes positive interpersonal relations that contribute to high moral with the department by establishing a good working rapport with team workers.
  • Resolves problems, disputes, complaints and criticism in a timely manner, informs the director and manager of any problems.
  • Monitor the professional credentials of the clinical staff to ensure all licenses/certifications/registrations are current/good standing, and not expired.
  • Participates in regulatory and compliance preparedness initiatives and/or projects.
  • Supervises departmental compliance with the regulatory agencies and report deficiencies to appropriate management.
  • Maintains values congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and scope of practice as well as adhering to national institutional and/or departmental standards, policies and procedures regarding treatment delivery and patient care.
  • Demonstrates respect for confidentiality of medical records and privileged knowledge.
  • Always applies the principles of Radiation protection .
  • Follows and ensures that all policies and procedures set in place.
  • Completes and ensures all clinical competencies set in place.
  • Generate statistical reports as required by Administration i.e. weekly patient forecasts.
  • Responds to the needs of the department by accurately performing the daily billing and assures that all procedures performed are properly accounted for.
  • Reviews and understands the billing needs / requirements for treatments and documentation.
  • Performs daily and periodic quality assurance checks and related results, detects equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate action.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialized/technical training Graduate of a Regionally Accredited Program for Radiation Therapy
  • 5 years Five years’ experience as radiation therapist in an Acute Care Facility setting and one year as a Lead Therapist or at a senior therapist level.
  • Must have knowledge of basic dosimetry, MLC, CT Simulation, and IMRT.
  • Experience with Varian Machines, preferred Varian TrueBeam
  • Experience with Varian EMR, preferred ARIA 15.6
  • Willingness to take on new tasks and additional responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and strong technical skills, with a work ethic that inspires others
  • Good organizational skills
  • Proficient knowledge and skills in computer and applicable software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 years Six (6) years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual in one of the threshold languages is highly desirable: English, Spanish, Chinese, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese. candidates preferably in (Mandarin, Spanish)

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Radiologic Technologist (CA DPH)
  • Radiation Therapy (ARRT) Current ARRT certified in Radiation Therapy R.T. and licensed by the state in which they will be working
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The annual base salary range for this position is $110,240.00 – $181,896.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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