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Posts by Topic: Leadership

June 12, 2020
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.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Staffing, Leadership
May 20, 2020
Sarah Lombardi Quality & 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.

By Mel Kauffman
Tags: Leadership, Quality and Safety
May 13, 2020
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.

By Shannon Sperati
Tags: Leadership
May 6, 2020
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. 

By Brenda Marie Palo
Tags: Leadership, Early Career, Mentoring
April 30, 2020
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.

By Melissa Kauffman
Tags: Leadership
April 15, 2020
Tips to Help You Reduce Nursing Turnover

A recent article* published in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators offers suggestions on how to fix a nursing turnover problem.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Staffing, Nursing
February 28, 2020
Managing a Multigenerational Workforce in the Radiation Oncoloy Department

Millennials, Gen Z, Boomers... love them or hate them as professionals we all need to work with them. With as many as five generations in the workforce today it is no wonder that generations in the workforce is a hot topic for administrators who run Radiation Oncology Departments. Kim Lear shares great advice for working with and managing the different generations in the workforce today in our most recent podcast.

By Melissa Castan
Tags: Leadership
January 6, 2020
Like a Garden, Your Relationships Need Nurturing

Mentoring, in my opinion, is an overused term because I think we do it without putting the “mentoring” label on it. Mentoring is not like a shoebox with stuff in it that you pull out when you need it. It’s more aptly called relationship building, and it’s a core skill you should develop to use personally and professionally.

By Chet Szerlag
Tags: Early Career, Mentoring, Leadership
November 20, 2019
Late Career Is Not Too Late For A New Position

A few years ago I found myself downsized. My initial thought was, “What am I going to do at age 59 with no job opportunities?” I had been in my job for 24 years. I found myself in a situation I never expected.

By Giles Toole
Tags: Leadership
September 15, 2019
Decoding Demographic Shifts and Understanding Generational Insights

This blog is a summary of the keynote presentation by Kim Lear, generational expert and founder of Inlay Insights.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership