Radiation Therapist I - Radiation Oncology

City of Hope

South Pasadena, CA

Job posting number: #7134548 (Ref:10020139)

Posted: March 16, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $50.31 - $75.46 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913,City of Hopehas grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis fornumerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated family of organizations includesTranslational Genomics Research InstituteandAccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us onFacebook,Twitter,YouTube,InstagramandLinkedIn.

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.

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
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or equivalent
    • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in an accredited Radiation Therapy Education Program
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 0-3 years of related experience, depending on training

Required Courses/Training:

  • Graduate of an accredited radiologic technology course plus radiation therapy course OR
  • Graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Program

Required Certification/Training:

  • Licensed by the California State Department of Health (Certified in Radiation Therapy)
  • Registration by ARRT plus 24 months course in radiologic technology
  • BLS or CPR (American Heart Associate)

Preferred skills:

  • 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)
  • CT based Simulation
  • Displays professional attitude and appearance
  • Provides clinical instruction and/or supervises students
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills

Additional Information:

  • This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Day shift, M-F
  • Per diem role
  • Hourly rate for this position: $70/hr

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $50.31 - $75.46 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

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.

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