The Chief Radiation Therapist provides leadership to the Radiation Therapy team at four locations. Key functions include providing daily direct supervision of the therapy team, strategic planning in support of program development and implementation, quality assurance, patient safety, regulatory and compliance oversight, and technology assessment. The Chief Radiation Therapist will ensure efficient high quality treatments are being delivered to all patients.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and lead the Radiation Therapy Department which includes daily operations, personnel management, patient care procedures and resource planning.
Establish a strong relationship with the Medical Director to ensure a collaborative partnership with the physicians and the therapy team.
Acts as a mediator between Billing Compliance Officer and the Radiation Therapy team, addressing all therapy billing issues, correcting charges as needed, and ensuring therapists have the most up to date information on billing.
Participates in the hiring process of all Radiation Therapists and provides proper orientation and training.
Evaluate Radiation Therapy teams’ effectiveness. Recommend performance management and organization strategies that empower top performance. Ensure compliance with regulations and funding guidelines.
Develop, recommend and implement change in administrative and clinical policies and procedures. Ensure that the standards and codes regulating the quality assurance of healthcare set forth by the various accreditation boards and regulatory agencies are maintained so that the highest level of patient safety and satisfaction are met.
Education and Certification
Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy or Radiologic Science or Graduate of a JCRT approved program for Radiation Therapy. Registered by American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy.
Seven years clinical Radiation Therapy experience.
Five years clinical leadership experience, preferably as a Chief Radiation Therapist in a facility with at least three linear accelerators.
Demonstrated success managing a team of Radiation Therapists at multiple facilities, motivating top performance by setting and maintaining high standards, demonstrating accountability, initiating performance improvement, and developing a strong team that is able to succeed in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
Experience working with multiple physicians in a very busy clinical environment.
Knowledge of principles and practices of Radiation Therapy with experience in the use of performance improvement tools and techniques to improve patient care and operational processes. A fundamental understanding of Radiation Therapy risk management.
Position will require a strong independent thinker. A leader that takes ownership and responsibility of the team they lead.
A team builder who is energized by educating, inspiring and mentoring team members. Someone who enjoys developing relationships. Someone who can be an active participant that is willing to share openly and cooperatively and who works as a problem solver to help the team accomplish its goals.
One that is committed and dedicated to providing excellent patient care.
Skilled listener and communicator at multiple levels, both orally and written, with individuals and groups.
Demonstrates high integrity. Someone who is honest, fair and trustful at all time even when no one is looking. Someone who admits mistakes and does not misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain. Someone who is not afraid to stand up for what is right even if it is not the most popular viewpoint.
Position will require the ability to prioritize work and quickly focus on the critical goals and tasks.
Someone that brings a passion to the role and exudes positive energy and enthusiasm for the challenges and opportunities presented to them. Someone who is energized by working closely with radiation therapists, nurses, physicians, and other individuals that provide care to patients in a cancer care setting.
Alliance Cancer Care was formed in 2016 when three leading healthcare providers came together to form a strategic partnership that will ensure excellent patient care and the latest technology for many years to come. Center for Cancer Care has been providing radiation therapy in North Alabama since the mid 1980’s and has grown into the largest radiation oncology provider in the state of Alabama. ... Alliance Oncology is the nationwide leader in radiation oncology and radiosurgery programs. Alliance Oncology partners directly with hospitals, physicians groups and other healthcare providers to offer the latest technologies to their patients. Huntsville Hospital Health System is the third largest publicly owned hospital system in the nation with more than 1,800 beds and 12,000 employees. These three very strong companies have come together form Alliance Cancer Care.
Alliance Cancer Care is based in Huntsville, Alabama. With the belief that progressive, high level cancer treatment should be available close to home and as convenient as possible, Alliance Cancer Care provides radiation therapy to over 180 patients every day with a team of seven physicians at six locations across North Alabama. Alliance Cancer Care recently partnered with Elekta and will soon be installing the first of 5 Versa HD’s. This cutting edge technology enhances our SRS and Lung SBRT programs with more precise and efficient treatments resulting in better outcomes and patient comfort. Alliance Cancer Care is also in the process of developing a comprehensive cancer center in the Florence, Alabama market that will introduce a state-of-the-art facility offering convenience and comfort to patients in need of specialized high level treatment. These initiatives ensure our commitment to the community to provide progressive, high level radiation therapy in North Alabama for many years.
The main location of Alliance Cancer Care is in the high tech city of Huntsville, Alabama located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley in North Alabama. Located just 100 miles south of Nashville, Huntsville’s technology, space and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park. Home to several Fortune 500 companies, Huntsville also offers a broad base of manufacturing, retail and service industries. Our quality of life is second to none - with a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. We successfully combine the rich heritage of Southern Hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity.