Radiation Therapist I
Job posting number: #7098556 (Ref:10016424)
Posted: April 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and practices. Therapy may contain of any or all the following procedures: IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), SRS (Stereotactic Radiation Surgery), SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy), TBI (Total Body Irradiation Therapy), TBE (Total Body Skin Electrons Therapy), High Dose Rate Brachytherapy and CT based simulation. Provides clinical instruction to students.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients of all ages.
- Prepares room and equipment for patient
- Explains procedure
- Answers patient questions
- Maintains visual and audio communications with patient during treatment
- Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events
- Observes radiation safety measures for patient and personnel
- Maintain complete and accurate patient records
- Reinforces recommendations given to patient by healthcare professional concerning reaction to treatment and care of radiated area, prevention, or treatment of generalized and local side effects
- Performs simulation procedures as prescribed by physician and assist in dosimetry procedures
- Assists in research and development directly related to departmental services
- Performs daily quality assurance checks on linear accelerators, reporting any variation in morning warm-up. Reports improper equipment operation to appropriate personnel
- Completes billings for patient treatments, setups, and simulations.
- Aides in the training of radiation therapy students
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings and workshops
- Attends meetings as required
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- High School or equivalent.
- Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in an accredited Radiation Therapy Education Program.
- 0-3 years related experience, depending on training.
- IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
- SRS (Stereotactic Radiologic Surgery)
- SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)
- TBI (Total Body Irradiation Therapy)
- TBE (Total Body Skin Electrons Therapy)
- CT based Simulation
- Provide clinical instruction and/or supervise students
- Excellent oral/written communication and organization skills
- Graduate of an accredited radiologic technology course plus radiation therapy course OR Graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Program.
- Licensed by the California State Department of Health (Certified in Radiation Therapy)
- ARRT Certification plus 24 months course in radiologic technology
- Current AHA BLS Certification (adult & pediatric)
- Full-time, day shift
- Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.