Radiation Therapist I
- Duarte, CA
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by physician according to established standards and practices. Therapy may consist of any or all of the following procedures: IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), SRS (Stereotactic Radiation Surgery), TBI (Total Body Irradiation Therapy), TBE (Total Body Skin Electrons Therapy), IORT (Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy) or CT based simulation Functions as Clinical Instructor and Supervisor of Therapy Students.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients of all ages; answers patient questions and explains procedure.
- Maintains visual and audio communications with the patient during treatment.
- Reinforces recommendations given to patient by healthcare professionals concerning reaction to treatment and care of the radiated area, prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects.
- Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events.
- Observes radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
- Performs simulation procedures as prescribed by physician.
- Assists in dosimetry procedures.
- Maintains neat, complete and accurate patient records.
- Reports improper equipment operation to appropriate personnel.
- Attends meetings as required.
- Performs daily quality assurance checks on linear accelerators, reporting any variation in morning warm-up.
- Aids in the training of radiation therapy students.
- Assists in research and development directly related to department services.
- Completes billings for patient treatments, setups and simulations.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending inservice meetings, and workshops.
- Displays professional attitude and appearance.
- Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in an accredited Radiation Therapy Education Program.
- 0-3 years related experience, depending on training.
- Graduate of accredited radiologic technology course plus radiation therapy course.
- Licensed by California State Department of Health (Certified in Radiation Therapy)
- Registration by ARRT plus 24 month course in radiologic technology Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification (adult & pediatric)
- Per Diem
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