Radiation Therapist (Oncology) - Full-time
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, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia.
Ensures that the most optimal radiation therapy treatments are provided to our patients, under direction of the Radiation Oncologist and/or the Lead Radiation Therapist. This will be a team approach in professional operations with treatment delivery, simulation, and brachytherapy, or any other care related to the radiation therapy treatments.
Conduct - Maintains good staff interpersonal skills, by providing a work example to patients, peers, and other staff members. Is kind, courteous to patients, along with being flexible and effectively interacting with patients, family members, and staff. May interview patients and their family to discuss problems and reports to appropriate staff in a timely manner. Portrays professional demeanor and conduct in dealing with all patients, and staff by upholding the CTCA mission and values
Leadership/Accountability - Assures that all department rules and regulations are followed. Observes all radiation safety measures for patients and personnel. Maintains all equipment in safe and satisfactory working order, and report all defects, deficiencies or problems to service engineer, physicist, and lead therapist. Relays important information regarding treatments to appropriate staff, and or family members in a professional timely manner. Assures quality and accuracy on patients’ charts, and report any mistakes to physics staff and lead therapist.
Interpersonal - Maintains open and timely communication regarding the patient’s care, and records or conveys any changes in treatment to other staff when needed. Assists other staff, physicians and or patient with any needs or examinations if needed. Maintains a timely schedule, minimizing waiting time for the patient and family. If machines go down informs patient, front desk and lead therapist in a timely manner, and keeps such information updated frequently to all the above appropriate staff.
Development/Training - Maintains clinical proficiency at all times. Meets all requirements of skills for the 6 month competency evaluation. Attends all department/ in-service meetings, and if not able to attend, notifies lead therapist.
Decision Making - Knows how to operate all radiation equipment trained on and delivers planned course of radiation therapy as described by Radiation Oncologist with minimal supervision. Assists with making patient immobilization devices. Knows basic dosimetry to enable in proper treatment of patients. Observes unusual physical/ psychological reactions and problems regarding patients and informs appropriate physician and or other staff members in a timely manner. Recognizes unsatisfactory procedures or problems and works to find/ recommend a resolution. Reports any abnormal lab results to physician assistant, nurse or physician in timely manner and before treatment is given. Deciphers when alterations need to be made to treatment plan and/or treatment immobilization devices and reports such to appropriate staff in a timely manner
Age Specific/Safety/Infection Control - Demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities for the age specific population. Explains code orange, code yellow, code black, code green, code red, code white, and code blue; gives appropriate numbers to call for each. Locates MSDS information, and policy and procedures. Explains what to do in the event of an electrical, water, medical gas and telephone failure. Demonstrates proper hand washing techniques and uses PPE when appropriately needed. Responds to fire drills and knows where the evacuation routes are and also where the fire extinguishers/ alarm pulls are located in the department. Demonstrates proper way to dispose of infectious wastes, soiled linens, and sharps. Explains the process for a chemo/ blood spill.
- 2 or 4 year degree in the field of Radiation Therapy, or certificate in an accredited radiation therapy program is required.
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in radiation therapy or show proof of working towards this certification.
Pay Range$30.97 - $51.02
Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility. These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.
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.
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: JR-09458