Radiation Therapist II - Per Diem - Multiple Openings
City of Hope
ID: 7135004 (Ref.No. 10020623)
Posted: April 6, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $53.13 - $85.00 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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.Hours of Operation - 5:00am-9:00pm, Candidates would be expected to work 8 hour shifts within hours of operation with the flexibility to work both day and evening shifts.
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.
Under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist, performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) simulation procedures where applicable, in conjunction with radiation therapy standards. 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 (HDR) and CT based simulation procedures. Participates in all MRI and/or Radiation Oncology related clinical research protocols and ensures that patient and staff safety is maintained. Functions as a Clinical Instructor and Supervisor of Therapy Students.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients of all ages.
- Prepares room and equipment for patient
- Enters patient data at the start of examination and monitors data acquisition during procedure
- 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 records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients
- Provides patient safety as required
- Assist with patient scheduling
- Operates MRI control console for each patient’s scan, including selection of proper imaging techniques and operates various peripheral hardware (where applicable)
- Transfers, positions, and instructs patient regarding MRI and/or radiation therapy procedures to obtain the appropriate treatment planning image quality as specified by a physicians
- Assists Radiation Oncologist in therapeutic research programs utilizing MRI guidance
- 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 of clinical studies directly related to departmental services
- Performs diagnostic testing on equipment, general maintenance, and quality assurance as is appropriate for an MRI Technologist or Radiation Therapist
- Performs daily quality assurance checks on linear accelerators, reporting any variation in morning warm-up.
- Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed
- Responsible for equipment calibration checks/field uniformity, and reporting/scheduling equipment maintenance as necessary
- Completes and processes billings for patient treatments, setups, and simulations
- Assists in the education and training of radiation therapy students
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings and workshops
- Participates in staff educational programs
- Attends meetings as required and participate in the department continuing education program
- 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 Program
- Must have at least 5 years radiation therapy experience with demonstrated strong technical leadership skills(diagnostic imaging experience can substitute for a portion of radiotherapy experience):
- 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
- Experience with various CT Simulation Units
- 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)
- Certification by the ARRT – in Radiation Therapy CRT
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification (adult and pediatric)
Preferred education experience and skills:
- Multiple Radiation Therapist roles available; per diem
- Hours of Operation - 5:00am-9:00pm, Candidates would be expected to work 8 hour shifts within hours of operation with the flexibility to work both day and evening shifts.
- Hourly Per Diem Rate: $75/hr
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $53.13 - $85.00 / 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.