Radiation Therapist

Employer
City of Hope
Location
South Pasadena, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital

Job Details

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.

Position Summary

Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist according to established policies and procedures, standards and practices.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients; answers patient questions and explains procedures.
  • Performs simulation procedures as ordered by the Radiation Oncologist and according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Adheres to the charge accumulation process implemented for the radiation oncology department and appropriately all charges for procedure performed.
  • Checks prescription, diagnosis, EMR, patient identification, etc.
  • Interfaces with the medical physicist, simulation therapist and Dosimetrist at initiation of treatment; consults with supportive care staff including physicians and nurses to provide high quality patient care.
  • Prepares room and equipment for patient. Stocks room with linen, supplies and orders as needed.
  • Reinforces recommendations given to patients by the physician, nurse, dietitian, etc., 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 to events.
  • Demonstrates ability to tailor care based on unique requirements of patients' age and developmental needs. Exhibits knowledge of patient's developmental needs and demonstrates skills necessary to deliver patient care to that population.
  • Assists in tumor localization and dosimetry procedures.
  • Checks images for all treated areas and shows these to the physician; changes therapy as ordered.
  • Assists in training other radiation therapy staff as needed.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, professional affiliations, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Participates in the performance improvement process and related projects.
  • Demonstrates understanding of COH mission and vision statement. Provides quality service to customers, employees and visitors in the performance of work assignments and duties.
  • Implements and maintains established radiation oncology center policies, procedures and objectives, as well as quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control policies.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in an accredited Radiation Therapy Education Program.


Minimum Experience:
  • 0-3 years related experience, depending on training.


Required Courses/Training:
  • Graduate of accredited radiologic technology course plus radiation therapy course.


Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • Licensed by California State Department of Health (Certified in Radiation Therapy);
  • Registration by ARRT;
  • BLS certification (adult & pediatric).


Preferred Education:
  • Bachelors of Science degree preferred.

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Per Diem.

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.

Company

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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