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How to Reduce Stress & Burnout and Build Resilience
July 2, 2020

How to Reduce Stress & Burnout and Build Resilience

“The greatest ability we have as humans is the ability to see beyond our circumstances. It’s about the choices we can make, the choices we need to make now are the in order to move into growth mode in everything you do.” Dr. Peart

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Strategies for Diversifying the Radiation Oncologist Workforce
June 24, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Strategies for Diversifying the Radiation Oncologist Workforce

This blog post sources its content from “Diversity Matters”, an article published in SROA’s quarterly news publication Radiation Oncology News for Administrators in April 2020.

 

Published studies and statistics show that cancer patients from underrepresented populations tend to have poorer health outcomes. According to a 2017 ASCO Post article, “In oncology, just 2% of the physician workforce self-identifies as black/African American and 3% as Hispanic/Latino. In addition, the proportion of black/African American and Hispanic/Latino oncology fellows is consistently lower than many other fellowships in subspecialties in internal medicine.”

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SROA COVID-19 Radiation Oncology Q&A
June 17, 2020
Posted by: Melissa Kauffman

SROA COVID-19 Radiation Oncology Q&A

SROA recently hosted a COVID-19 Q&A webinar session with four Board members. The members discussed what their facilities are doing to manage the CDC guidelines and the changing dynamic of the COVID-19 pandemic. All questions asked during the webinar were from SROA members. 

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Radiation Therapy Staffing
June 12, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Radiation Therapy Staffing

According to SROA’s 2018 Benchmarking Survey, the highest and lowest reported salaries for licensed radiation therapists was $93,600 and $65,094, respectively, with median bonuses of $2,000 and $900, respectively. Administrators reported that bonuses were not typical. SROA encourages member administrators to participate in the 2020 Biennial Benchmarking Survey.

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How to Improve Operational Outcomes
June 4, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

How to Improve Operational Outcomes

Molly Patt is the radiation oncology department administrator at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. Patt shared details about more about her poster presentation, “Visual Management and Team Huddles Improve Operational Outcomes,” from the 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Oncology Clinical Trials Amidst the Pandemic
May 27, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Oncology Clinical Trials Amidst the Pandemic

As COVID-19 took hold, it upended almost everything in health care. It has changed how healthcare providers work and how patients receive their care. The media have reported on the increased use of telehealth, treatment delays and the impacts on clinical trials. Typically, according to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 3 to 5 percent of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials.

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Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology
May 20, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

Sarah Lombardi is the Regional Quality Safety Coordinator for the Department of Radiation Oncology and Yale New Haven Hospital. Lombardi shares with SROA a more in-depth look at the importance of a quality and safety coordinator in radiation oncology.

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Getting Organized to Get Things Done
May 13, 2020
Posted by: Shannon Sperati

Getting Organized to Get Things Done

Do you ever feel like there is too much to do and not enough hours in the day?

I do. I bet most of us do. If you’re anything like me, you’re juggling projects at work and at home. As the work piles up, you can feel paralyzed. Take this blog post, for instance –– I promised to complete it an embarrassingly long time ago. On top of that, it’s based on David Allen’s book, The Art of Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

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Radiation Oncology Career Growth Starts with a Conversation
May 6, 2020
Posted by: Brenda Marie Palo

Radiation Oncology Career Growth Starts with a Conversation

Job satisfaction is important because it helps us have a healthy attitude that permeates all areas of our life. One was to ensure job satisfaction is having an honest conversation about career development with your manager. A good manager is willing to act as a mentor and help foster your career growth. 

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Small Steps to Tackle Workplace Burnout
April 30, 2020
Posted by: Melissa Kauffman

Small Steps to Tackle Workplace Burnout

"There's only really 13% of the workplace, the global workforce that is engaged and happy at work." We spoke with Jennifer Moss in a recent podcast interview for SROA SoundBoard, regarding workplace Burnout Within and Beyond the Pandemic.

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