Radiation Therapist

City of Hope

Lancaster, CA

Job posting number: #7092181 (Ref:10014787)

Posted: January 13, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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.

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:

  • Per Diem
  • Days

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.

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.

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Job posting number:#7092181 (Ref:10014787)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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