Job Description

Radiation Therapist (Oncology) - Full-time

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Job Overview

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.

Education/Experience Level

  • 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.

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online