Director, Radiation Oncology
Sansum Clinic - Santa Barbara, CA

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)
1. Manages radiation oncology services in accordance with clinic and governmental standards within the established budget.
2. Manages the staff and resources to ensure the most positive outcomes for the patient and a high degree of productivity for the department
3. Develops departmental goals and objectives.
4. Responsible for facility and equipment maintenance and acquisition of supplies and materials.
5. Considers and implements meritorious recommendations for improvement.
6. Demonstrates considerable leadership, planning and decision making responsibilities.
7. Evaluates the patient flow, the effectiveness of the staff (including hiring, performance evaluation, training and disciplinary action), overall departmental performance, compliance issues and work methods.
8. Reviews departmental performance and ensures compliance with accreditation, legal and other regulatory requirements.
9. Collects data, prepares reports, answers correspondence, and compiles statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes.
10. Participates in the Utilization Review process.
11. Participates in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous materials programs and activities.
12. Serves as liaison among medical staff.
13. Maintains and inspects equipment and materials. Introduces and demonstrates new equipment and techniques. Conducts in-service training.
14. Assists in development of the financial plan and monitors the allocation of resources.
15. Maintains skills necessary to perform routine physics tasks during physicist absence.
16. Coordinates emergent radiation therapy biomedical needs in engineer's absence.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
1. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of Radiation Therapy to direct and backup the activities of staff.
2. Knowledge of radiology standards to monitor and evaluate work of therapist.
3. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology sufficient to corroborate appropriate treatment.
4. Knowledge of Radiation Therapy equipment and testing to determine needs and evaluate equipment for purchase.
5. Knowledge of safety requirements to provide instructions and to recognize and correct hazardous conditions.
6. Skill in anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations.
7. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
8. Skill in providing guidance and instruction to therapists.
9. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
10. Skill in identifying and resolving problems.
11. Ability to evaluate utilization statistics and other data and make program recommendations.
12. Ability to determine budget needs and maintain expenditures within budget.
13. Ability to contribute to a safe, amiable working environment.
14. Ability to communicate clearly.
15. Completion of course in Radiation Therapy approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
16. Ten (10)+ years of experience as a Radiation Therapist with two (2) years of supervisory experience including administrative and budgetary duties.
17. Current certification (ARRT) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, (CRT) in Therapeutic Radiologic Technology and a Fluoroscopy permit with the California Department of Health Services.

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