Radiation Therapy Team Supervisor

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JOB POSTING #827502
Job Title:
Radiation Therapy Team Supervisor (Team 3)
Site:
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department:
Radiation Therapy
Reports to:
Manager
Salary Scale:
D009
Hours:
37.5 hours per week
Status:
Permanent full-time
POSITION:
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where
above all else the needs of patients come first , encompasses
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning , the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada.
Find out about our purpose, values and principles here .
As an integral member of the inter-professional super team leadership, the Radiation Therapy (Super Team) Supervisor (RTS) provides oversight for super team operations. This position is responsible for overseeing and the practice of Radiation Therapists in their assigned team. He or she will contribute to staff development
by mentoring, coaching and providing direction; by ongoing development and performance monitoring of team members, in a supportive/collaborative learning environment. The RTS will liaise with members of the multi- disciplinary team to ensure efficient coordination of care/service provision in order to meet /exceed high standards of practice, quality and safety. The RTS undertakes quality assurance responsibilities, fosters a culture of patient safety and error elimination. Through the provision of leadership and the application of clinical expertise the team care leader contributes to ensuring a high standard of practice is maintained for the optimal management of patient care. The RTS maintains their clinical skills by participating in clinical practice ~ 20% of the time; primarily through training and coaching of team member. The RT supervisor will also play a hands-on role in the development and dissemination of new techniques and technology.
The main function of the RMP Super Teams is to facilitate effective and efficient Radiation Therapy treatment; by employing team work and optimizing use of resources to adopt standardized approaches to planning and treatment in order to enhance the quality of care. In collaboration with the physician and physicist super team leads, the radiation therapy RTS will:
Enhance the transparency of the organizational structure of the Super Team
Ensure treatment policies are complete and up to date, available and communicated
Ensure treatment protocols are maintained by the site groups, that they defined using common principles, are complete, up to date, and communicated
Ensure an up to date inventory of the full set of protocols is available
Facilitate communication within the super-team, promote team work and engagement in problem-solving
Ensure QA policies are implemented
Stimulate disciplined innovation and creativity
QUALIFICATIONS:
At minimum, completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy or recognized equivalent required
Current Registration with CMRTO
Membership with CAMRT
Current CPR Certification
A minimum of 5 years practical and related experience as a Radiation Therapist
At least 2 years previous experience undertaking leadership role(s) – demonstrated leadership abilities and effectiveness
Effective team leadership; effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Evidence of professional development in area of leadership, e.g., completion of leadership courses/workshops required. Willingness to participate in further learning
Familiarity with regulatory requirement governing practice such as CMRTO standards of practice, MRT, ACT, RHPA, HARP, CNSC, as well as UHN policies
Ability to apply knowledge of radiation therapy principles, theories and concepts – demonstrated clinical expertise, awareness of clinical and research protocols
Demonstrated commitment to improving level of service to the patient
Ability to exercise judgment and sound decision making to resolve problems; excellent critical thinking and facilitation skills; takes initiative and uses sound judgment; able to multi-task
Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills
Understanding of quality principles
POSTED DATE:
July 26, 2018
CLOSING DATE:
August 2, 2018
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position.
Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.