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VCA Radiation Therapist in Clackamas, Oregon

Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Radiation Therapist to join our growing Oncology Department (Medical and Radiation) at our well established, multi-specialty veterinary practice in Clackamas, Oregon.

Our state of the art facility was constructed in 1999 and is a fully functioning multi-specialty hospital in Clackamas, Oregon just outside of Portland. Just as in human medicine, we use a Varian Trilogy Radiotherapy System in combination with a CT scan to develop advanced treatment plans (IMRT, SRT) offering state of the art radiation delivery. You will serve as a mentor for our veterinary technicians and support staff, plus be required to educate clients and perform treatments on our veterinary patients.

A little about the position

You would be under direct supervision of our Veterinary Oncologist and administer radiation therapy treatments to our patients. Accuracy in positioning the beam of radiation to correspond with the designated tumor volume and accuracy delivering the prescribed dose are paramount job functions. Animal handling will be required. You would support and adhere to the US Oncology Compliance Program, which includes the Code of Ethics and business standards.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy technology program required.

  • Position is entry level and requires 0-3 years’ experience actively practicing as an RTT. ARRT certification required.

  • Must hold valid state license for radiation therapy in Oregon.

  • Associates degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent, but not required.

  • One or more years in specialty practice, oncology specialty favored but not required.

  • Candidate should possess the ability to multitask, handle stressful and emotional situations.

  • Candidate should have a good understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.

  • Must be able to work well independently as well as part of a team

  • Must be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, self-started with a professional and positive attitude.

  • Enjoys mentoring and training others.

  • Flexibility with work schedule.

At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 3,000 doctors, including 360+ boarded specialists.

You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts and more!

Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!

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