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October 29, 2020
#SROA2020 Highlights: Radiation Therapist Burnout

On Tuesday, October 27, Cassandra Worley, radiation therapy supervisor at The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, gave a workshop on the potential hazards of burnout amongst radiation therapists.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Staffing
October 28, 2020
#SROA2020 Highlights: Improving the Patient Experience

SROA President Brenda Marie Palo welcomed participants to the society’s 37th annual and first Virtual Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26. She introduced John Cashion, this year’s keynote speaker.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership, Staffing
August 14, 2020
Generation We

“I find that showing people how to behave is better than telling them how”–– John Paul DeJoria

Lee Silber joined SROA to discuss generations during his “Generation We” webinar. Silber, an award-winning author of 26 books, including two best sellers, spoke about the multigenerational workforce, what makes each generation special and commonalities with each generation.

Tags: Leadership, Staffing, Diversity
July 23, 2020
Tackling Diversity and Inclusion Through A Broader Lens

“People misconstrue diversity. Diversity encompasses many groups depending upon what is underrepresented in the field,” said Dr. Maria L. Soto-Greene, who is nationally known for her work in diversity, inclusion, health equity and social justice. “Sometimes people equate diversity with underrepresented minorities, which leaves out the many identities that we have. Think about a person who is LGBTQ and also an underrepresented minority. When we fail to consider the assets of a diverse provider, we deprive our communities of the benefit that can be realized in their care.”

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Diversity, Leadership, Staffing
July 9, 2020
Lack of Diversity in Radiation Oncology is Not Simply a 'Pipeline Problem'

If you look at the top 20 specialties, radiation oncology ranks at the bottom with respect to women and minorities, so we need to figure out what we are not doing a good enough job at, recruiting these folks that are going into other specialties,” said Dr. Curtiland Deville, clinical director of Radiation Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Tags: Diversity, Leadership, Staffing
June 17, 2020
COVID-19 and 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. 

By Melissa Kauffman
Tags: Leadership, Staffing, Technology, Diversity, Pandemic
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
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
March 19, 2019
8 Tips to Avoid Workplace Burnout & Ensure Job Satisfaction

As administrators in radiation oncology many of us are tasked with diverse responsibilities that don’t fit neatly into a job description. Though we are in leadership roles, oftentimes we are the chief cook and the bottlewasher, the go-to people that step in to ensure that last-minute crises are avoided. We get the job done. And while that level of involvement can be rewarding and challenging, it can quickly lead to burnout. Read on for 8 tips to avoid workplace burnout and ensure job satisfaction.

By Sharda Kohli
Tags: Staffing, Leadership, Quality and Safety