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Radiation Therapist - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment plans and subsequently rendering the radiation therapy treatment. Position is supervised by either the RTT Supervisor or by the Chief Radiation Therapy Technologist. They do not supervise others and receive a moderate amount of supervision. Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Description:
$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS
Relocation assistance may be available for out of state applicants.

Work Schedule: 40 Hours per week.

Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment plans and subsequently rendering the radiation therapy treatment. Position is supervised by either the RTT Supervisor or by the Chief Radiation Therapy Technologist. They do not supervise others and receive a moderate amount of supervision. Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises

Position Requirements:
Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Radiation Therapy. Work experience may NOT substitute for minimum education requirement. Must be capable of assisting patients onto treatment couch. Must be able to lift lead blocks (40 lbs.) to slot on collimator. Capability to perform tasks with little supervision.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. Proton Therapy experience strongly preferred.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Currently registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Technologist with Radiation Therapy Designation R.T. (R)(T)(ARRT) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required. Current CPR certification required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed/self-motivated and detail oriented. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to: (1) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work; (2) work independently; (3) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (4) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (5) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (6) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; and (7) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Patient Encounter Coordinator - Radiation Oncology - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

Under general supervision and according to UAHSF established policies and procedures, provides a variety of specialized services in support of the operations of their assigned clinic. May check in scheduled and add-on patients to the clinic, answer telephone and route calls, enter demographic, insurance and charge data into system. Check patients out of the clinic and perform patient follow-up as necessary.

Position Description:
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday – 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Under general supervision and according to UAHSF established policies and procedures, provides a variety of specialized services in support of the operations of their assigned clinic. May check in scheduled and add-on patients to the clinic, answer telephone and route calls, enter demographic, insurance and charge data into system. Check patients out of the clinic and perform patient follow-up as necessary. May perform other clerical duties related to collection, deposit & recording of clinic revenue. Consistently demonstrates outstanding customer service to UAHSF patients, visitors, physicians, and staff. As a Patient Encounter Coordinator, leadership skills are necessary as well as technical. Leadership skills should consist of having the ability to train and lead individuals within their area for all required functions, work progress and operations. The Coordinator may provide financial and scheduling oversight for their assigned clinic.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Business Office Education or similar coursework desired. College degree or relevant coursework may substitute for part of experience requirement. Must: (1) Attend all required course work assigned by management; (2) possess basic knowledge of medical terminology and advanced knowledge of PC applications, software, and database management; (3) be able to perform math & bookkeeping skills; (5) possess exceptional telephone & customer service skills; and (5) be knowledgeable of English grammar & punctuation.

Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time when serving at the UAB Medicine Self Check-In Kiosks

Two years experience in a Patient Encounter position is required.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: None

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer’s perceived needs.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Chief Radiation Therapist (Proton Therapy) - University of Maryland Medical Center

Under limited supervision, manage the daily technical operations of the Radiation Therapy department; manage Radiation Therapist and serve in an advisory role regarding the clinical/medical operation.

Chief Radiation Therapist (Proton Therapy)
Full Time – Day Shift (8am-4pm)

Baltimore, MD

Come elevate your skills and experience by working with a world class 800-bed, Magnet designated Academic Medical Center.

We are looking for talented professionals to join our radiation oncology team at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.  

Nestled in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region, you are close to everything. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the abundant wildlife, boating, hiking, and the many State Parks. Ocean City, Maryland and some of the best beaches are a short drive away. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers a multitude of cultural activities and entertainment; from there, you can take a water taxi to one of the many trendy neighborhoods around Baltimore. Remember that Washington DC is only a short drive, or a convenient ride on the MARC train. Those concerned with education will be happy to hear that the Baltimore/DC area has many nationally ranked schools. In fact, Maryland High Schools recently ranked top in the US.

The University of Maryland is an innovator in the field of Radiation Oncology, working closely with vendors to develop new technologies. At the University of Maryland Medical System, research and innovation go hand-in-hand with serving the clinical needs of our patients. The Radiation Oncology department has experienced several years of accelerated growth with the addition of Community Centers and the new Proton Center in downtown Baltimore. The department maintains a strong sense of team through department sponsored social events, teleconferencing and periodic face-to-face collaboration across the system.

The Department of Radiation Oncology currently provides clinical services at five locations across Central Maryland: the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, Central Maryland Radiation Oncology in Columbia, the Tate Cancer Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, the Upper Chesapeake Health Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air, and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in downtown Baltimore.

A total of 11 Linear Accelerators are available for treatment across all practice sites. The new state-of-the-art proton center uses pencil beam scanning exclusively in its 4 gantry rooms, and the single fixed beam room. Each practice site is equipped with a 4D-capable multi-slice CT scanner. All sites utilize an integrated ARIA record and verify system. Eclipse and Ray Station serve as the primary treatment planning systems. The Department also houses a Gamma knife as well as a Gamma Pod for stereotactic partial breast treatments. A full range of brachytherapy services are available at most locations.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, manage the daily technical operations of the Radiation Therapy department; manage Radiation Therapist and serve in an advisory role regarding the clinical/medical operation.

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiation Therapy Technology or Radiologic Technology is required. An Associate of Science degree in Radiation Therapy Technology is preferred. A course study in business administration/management is preferred.
  • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.
  • Mental Hygiene as a Radiation Therapy Technologist is required.
  • CPR certification is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience performing Radiation Therapy Technologist functions is required. In addition, a minimum of three (3) years supervisory/management experience in the diagnostic imaging/radiation therapy field is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Radiation Therapist - UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI), located in Jacksonville, Florida, has an opening for a Radiation Therapist position responsible for performing treatment planning simulations and administering a prescribed course of ionizing radiation to cancer patients. Individual will accurately perform tumor localization using a simulator, CT simulator or other radiographic equipment and will participate in the Quality Assurance Program. Also participates in the billing process for each patient's treatment. Individuals are expected to observe and practice safety methods with patients and personnel.

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI), located in Jacksonville, Florida, has an opening for a Radiation Therapist position responsible for performing treatment planning simulations and administering a prescribed course of ionizing radiation to cancer patients. Individual will accurately perform tumor localization using a simulator, CT simulator or other radiographic equipment and will participate in the Quality Assurance Program. Also participates in the billing process for each patient’s treatment. Individuals are expected to observe and practice safety methods with patients and personnel. Position requires the ability to adjust to fluctuating work schedules due to patient treatment.

Qualified candidate must have excellent teamwork skills, strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 1-3 years Radiation Therapist experience preferred (treatment delivery and simulation). Manual dexterity, fine motor skills and the ability to lift 30 – 50 pounds required. Must be a graduate of a program approved by the Council on Allied Health Education and Accreditation for Radiation Therapy Technology. Must be board certified or board-eligible with certification obtained within 6 months in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Must hold, without interruption, current license as required by the State of Florida for Radiation Therapy Technology. Must obtain BCLS certification within 6 months of employment and continually maintain certification.

UFHPTI offers a competitive salary/benefits package, an excellent work environment and the opportunity to be part of a team committed to providing world class service to our patients.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Radiation Therapist - Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

GENERAL SUMMARY: Prepares and applies ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescription and instruction of the Radiation Oncologist and under the general supervision of the Manager and Lead Therapist. Operates all Radiation Oncology related equipment, i.e. CT simulator, linear accelerator, QA dosimeters, diode system, and various computer equipment.

GENERAL SUMMARY:     Prepares and applies ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescription and instruction of the Radiation Oncologist and under the general supervision of the Manager and Lead Therapist. Operates all Radiation Oncology related equipment, i.e. CT simulator, linear accelerator, QA dosimeters, diode system, and various computer equipment.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  1. Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  2. Current CPR Certification required.

Sibley Memorial Hospital provides a smoke-free workplace.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts — including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.

 

Radiation Therapist - Texas Center for Proton Therapy

The Radiation Therapist, under direct supervision, administers radiation therapy treatments to patients. Accuracy in positioning the beam of radiation to correspond with the designated tumor volume and accurately delivering the prescribed dose are paramount job functions. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. 

Texas Oncology is looking for a Radiation Therapist to join our team!  This position will support the Texas Center for Proton Therapy location in Irving, Texas. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.  Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today—at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer.  Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

 

Why work for us?

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas.  We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

Responsibilities

What does the Radiation Therapist do? 

 

The Radiation Therapist, under direct supervision, administers radiation therapy treatments to patients. Accuracy in positioning the beam of radiation to correspond with the designated tumor volume and accurately delivering the prescribed dose are paramount job functions. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. 

 

The essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Accurately delivers and records radiation therapy treatments under the direction of a radiation oncologist and chief radiation therapist. 
  • Accurately enters and maintains patient treatment parameters into electronic medical record. Participates in clinical instruction of newly hired therapists and students.  
  • Assists in maintaining patient appointment schedule and submitting correct billing information. 
  • Accurately cuts blocks, when applicable. 
  • Accurately makes custom molds. 
  • Accurately completes simple mu calculations. 
  • Accurately interprets a computerized treatment plan. 
  • Maintains clean, safe, and organized work environment. 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the Radiation Therapist will have the following background and experience: 

  • Graduate of an accredited radiation therapy technology program.  
  • Position is entry level and requires 0-3 years experience actively practicing as an RTT.  
  • ARRT certification required. Must hold valid state license for radiation therapy. 

Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 

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Director, National Capital Region - Radiation Oncology - Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for oversight of clinical operations, strategic planning and multidisciplinary planning for the Department of Radiation Oncology in the NCR at the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital – Rockledge campus. Together the two campuses include 5 linear accelerators, 3 proton gantries, 3 CT simulators, 1 MR, and 1 HDR unit in metro Washington D.C.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for oversight of clinical operations, strategic planning and multidisciplinary planning for the Department of Radiation Oncology in the NCR at the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital – Rockledge campus. Together the two campuses include 5 linear accelerators, 3 proton gantries, 3 CT simulators, 1 MR, and 1 HDR unit in metro Washington D.C.

The Director collaboratively works with department, the NCR cancer service line including medical and surgical oncology, hospital senior operations lead/liaison and hospital leadership to facilitate and implement programmatic goals and priorities including strategic objectives. He/She supervises will oversee administrative, financial, academic and operational functions for radiation oncology services in the NCR. The Director supervises managers and staff in the areas of responsibility and ensures that the Radiation Oncology department achieves the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center’s (SKCCC) standards of performance in care delivery, patient experience, employee engagement, business goals, and continuous process improvement. The Director serves as a liaison and works directly with hospital senior operations lead/liaison and local clinical and administrative leadership in the management of patient safety objectives and interdepartmental care coordination to ensure that Radiation Oncology is directly aligned with safety and care coordination programs, standards, and initiatives established for the NCR. The Director will collaborate with the Sr. Administrator for the Department of Radiation Oncology, hospital senior operations lead/liaison, the physician Directors of Clinical Operation Radiation Oncology for Sibley and Suburban, the Chair of Radiation Oncology, the CAO for the SKCC, the NCR Director and Administrator for the SKCC.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or MHA preferred.
Minimum of 5‐7 years of progressive experience in a relevant setting
Four (4) or more years of management experience preferred.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

RN Oncology Nurse - Ackerman Cancer Center

Ackerman Cancer Center is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team of highly trained radiation oncologists and medical professionals. The Registered Nurse will provide general nursing care in our clinical oncology setting by performing all required duties in compliance with the Ackerman Cancer Center standard of care.

*5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Ackerman Cancer Center is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team of highly trained radiation oncologists and medical professionals.

Our facilities in Jacksonville and Amelia Island specialize in the most advanced radiation oncology therapies available for all types of cancer. The interdisciplinary team at Ackerman Cancer Center is professional, compassionate, and dedicated to the highest level of care for patients and their families.

All new employees must obtain their COVID-19 vaccine within 60 days of hire date. 

Position Overview 

The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide general nursing care in our clinical oncology setting by performing all required duties in compliance with the Ackerman Cancer Center standard of care.

 Essential Job Functions:
• General nursing care for assigned patients
•    Monitoring of medical conditions of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy
•    Assessment of clinical needs & medication management
•    Assistance & Consultation with physicians regarding patient care
•    Provision of patient & family education regarding radiation therapy and possible side effects of cancer treatment
•    Assistance in patient assessment & intervention
•    Management of patient navigation and follow up activities
•    Accurate phone triage for patients

Requirements:

Required
•    3+ years Registered Nurse (RN) experience in a clinical setting
•    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited university
•    Current Florida Registered Nursing License
•    BLS/ACLS Certifications
•    Strong patient care skills
•    Excellent Communication skills

Preferred
•    1+ year Registered Nurse (RN) experience in clinical radiation oncology setting
•    Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)

Hours
•    Monday-Friday with occasional Saturday coverage
•    Full time/40 hours per week
•    7a-3:30p

Flexi Radiation Therapy Tech - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment plans and subsequently rendering the radiation therapy treatment. Position is supervised by either the RTT Supervisor or by the Chief Radiation Therapy Technologist. They do not supervise others and receive a moderate amount of supervision. Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Description:
Work Schedule: Flexi/PRN

Responsible for assisting in the development of treatment plans and subsequently rendering the radiation therapy treatment.  Position is supervised by either the RTT Supervisor or by the Chief Radiation Therapy Technologist. They do not supervise others and receive a moderate amount of supervision.  Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Radiation Therapy. Work experience may NOT substitute for minimum education requirement.  Must be capable of assisting patients onto treatment couch. Must be able to lift lead blocks (40 lbs.) to slot on collimator. Capability to perform tasks with little supervision.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: Currently registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Technologist with Radiation Therapy Designation R.T. (R)(T)(ARRT) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.  Current CPR certification required or must be obtained within 30 days of employment.

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed/self-motivated and detail oriented.  Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to: (1) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one’s own work;  (2)  work independently; (3) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (4) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (5) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (6) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; and (7) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) - Radiation Oncology - UAB Medicine Proton Therapy Center

The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Radiation Oncology Team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment who develops and implements radiation therapy treatment plans; correct usage of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangements and other treatment parameters; designs and constructs beam modifying devices for optimal radiation dose delivery; calculates doses for therapeutic isotope implants. Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Description:
Work Schedule: This position offers a flexible work schedule and remote work options.

The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Radiation Oncology Team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment who develops and implements radiation therapy treatment plans; correct usage of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangements and other treatment parameters; designs and constructs beam modifying devices for optimal radiation dose delivery; calculates doses for therapeutic isotope implants.  Responds to the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as the need arises.

Position Requirements:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: Position requires Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with two years as a radiation therapist preferred and certification in Medical Dosimetry, or certification eligible.  Must be able to articulate and demonstrate Basic, Intermediate and Highly Complex treatment planning techniques with competence by showing accuracy and the ability to complete in a timely manner.

Preferred:

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:

Required: CMD certification or certification eligible. Certification must be obtained within 18 months of hire date.

Preferred: ARRT with certification in Radiation Therapy

TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be methodical, articulate, conscientious, detail oriented and display good judgment.  Must be able to: 1) adapt to change and work quickly without producing errors; 2) action oriented to meet treatment planning deadlines; and 3) conscientious, caring and committed to quality patient care.  Pertinent skills required for this position are:  1) able to operate and understand the treatment planning system; 2) knowledge of the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics necessary to derive radiation treatment plans, and the ability to communicate these aspects to the Radiation Oncologist for plan approval, and to the Radiation Therapist for treatment plan implementation; 3) ability to perform duties independent of supervision, or in consultation with the Manager of Dosimetry and Radiation Therapy Services, Medical Physicist and the Radiation Oncologist as required; 4) able to perform quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer; 5) working knowledge of radiation safety and current rules and regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; 6) ability to interpret and execute treatment plans as defined in relevant treatment protocols; 7) apply mathematical skills necessary for the treatment planning

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Proton Therapist, RTT - Emory Proton Therapy Center

Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation Therapist. The Proton Therapists conduct CT simulations and deliver proton therapy treatments to patients with the utmost in accuracy, safety and patient care in mind. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. This is not an exhaustive list of duties. Deliver a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients as per Radiation Oncologist's instruction in accordance with generally accepted proton radiation therapy practices and departmental procedures. Provide thorough documentation of simulation set-up, and procedure information. Prepare and/or administer IV and oral contrast.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Radiation Therapist.
  • The Proton Therapists conduct CT simulations and deliver proton therapy treatments to patients with the utmost in accuracy, safety and patient care in mind.
  • The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties.
  • Deliver a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients as per Radiation Oncologist’s instruction in accordance with generally accepted proton radiation therapy practices and departmental procedures.
  • Provide thorough documentation of simulation set-up, and procedure information.
  • Prepare and/or administer IV and oral contrast.
  • Perform POCT testing for pregnancy, and in preparation for IV contrast administration.
  • Ability to understand, focus and adapt to unique attributes of proton therapy, including limited clearance between gantry and treatment table, accommodations for a robotic treatment table arm and mental calculations regarding gantry positioning and sequencing for imaging and treatment.
  • Prepare treatment room and equipment for patient according to the prescription and simulation, including placement of immobilization devices, setting of treatment devices, verifying parameters and any protection devices.
  • Check prescription, confirms treatment site, treatment plan parameters, patient identification and other relevant information.
  • Explains procedure, including pre- and post-simulation or treatment.
  • Answers questions and reassures patient before and after procedure.
  • Transfer patient to treatment table with care for IV s and catheters.
  • Checks patient treatment plan and delivers prescribed dose.
  • Maintains patient markings.
  • Changes markings according to physician¿s direction or need.
  • Documents treatment, in accordance with departmental protocols.
  • Keeps physician informed and adapts treatment per physician orders.
  • Acquires and analyzes digital radiographs of all treatment areas.
  • Observes radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
  • Ability to understand proton radiobiology in order to recognize tissue changes during treatment and proton specific considerations regarding anatomy or accessories the proton beam may pass through.
  • Perform on-call duties to provide emergency treatments during non-clinic hours.
  • Evaluate images for technical quality, and proper positioning.
  • Monitor patient visually and audibly during therapy procedure for any unusual reactions or events.
  • Uses judgment and informs physician if indicated by patient’s condition, before proceeding with treatment.
  • Reports significant information to designated supervisory personnel.
  • Interfaces in a highly collaborative manner with all members of the patient¿s care team including: radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, child life specialists, social workers, administration and others.
  • Participate in the evaluation of treatment devices.
  • Complete daily QA process for CT scanner and ProBeam therapy equipment.
  • Keeps records of these and reports suboptimal performance of these systems to the Medical Physicist and other designated personnel.
  • Responsible for the simulation of patients on a CT simulator.
  • Prepares simulation equipment and room for simulation of patient.
  • Simulates patient based on physician orders and established department procedures.
  • Documents simulation set-up instructions and other pertinent information in ARIA.
  • Schedule patient treatments to support patient convenience and preference while balancing efficient workflow and throughput.
  • Comply with established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Submits SAFE or RO-ILS reports as needed.
  • Maintain patient safety and infection control practices at all times.
  • Practices organizational and universal standards for sterile technique, infection control, and radiation protection in carrying out daily responsibilities.
  • Wears personal protective equipment as required.
  • Ensure charges to patients for services rendered are accurately recorded.
  • Conduct new plan and weekly chart check quality assurance audits on charts of those patients starting and under treatment.
  • Demonstrate continuous competency on an annual basis on all applicable equipment in the department.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new or transfer staff to ensure competence in the functionality of all therapy related equipment.
  • Support training and oversight of radiation therapy students within the guidelines of the program and the department.
  • Assist with the maintenance of department facilities, equipment, and supplies. Reports maintenance and repair needs to supervisor.
  • Maintain stock levels of supplies and materials.
  • Participate in educational in-services, as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain and expand knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Conduct new plan and therapist chart check quality assurance audits on charts of those patients starting and under treatment; ensure required set-up instructions are recorded and plan timeouts are completed.
  • Support hospital and department Quality/safety event learning processes.
  • Complies with established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Submits SAFE or RO-ILS reports as needed.
  • Participate and support department QA and QI initiatives.
  • Review treatment protocol criteria, to ensure adherence of treatment delivery to guidelines.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of an accredited ARRT/JRCERT Radiation Therapy Technology program. Current, valid registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) is required.
  • Proton Therapy experience preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical practice in Radiation Therapy is preferred.
  • Certification OR degree required.
  • Degree preferred.
  • ProBeam experience preferred but not required.
  • ARIA experience preferred but not required. BLS CPR certification required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including potential nights, weekends or changes to a scheduled shift on short notice.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs and placing them 5-6 feet above the floor; Frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing). Ability to assist or lift impaired patients from a wheelchair or stretcher. Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Dosimetrist II - Emory Proton Therapy Center

Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription. Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets. Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET. Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription.
  • Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets.
  • Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
  • Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.
  • Perform simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET.
  • Plans and implements the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
  • Produces moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
  • Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.
  • Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
  • Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
  • Provide assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
  • Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays.
  • Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
  • Participates in clinical research. Participates in continuing education.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited medical dosimetry program and three years of progressively responsible dosimetry experience or an equivalent combination of medical physics education and experience required.
  • Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist issued by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) is required.

Senior Medical Dosimetrist -Provision Nashville

The senior medical dosimetrist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including designing a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy. The senior medical dosimetrist, along with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, will work to construct a treatment plan that will meet the prescription written by the radiation oncologist. The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information.  The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for continuing education, training students and interns, and developing and supervising process improvement within the department. This position will mainly focus on proton therapy treatment planning, with more limited photon planning responsibilities. The Senior Medical Dosimetrist is under the direction and/or supervision of the Manager of Dosimetry.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:   The senior medical dosimetrist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including designing a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy. The senior medical dosimetrist, along with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist, will work to construct a treatment plan that will meet the prescription written by the radiation oncologist. The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information.  The senior medical dosimetrist is also responsible for continuing education, training students and interns, and developing and supervising process improvement within the department. This position will mainly focus on proton therapy treatment planning, with more limited photon planning responsibilities. The Senior Medical Dosimetrist is under the direction and/or supervision of the Manager of Dosimetry.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry (dose-volume constraints, dose calculations) to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the radiation oncologist’s prescription.
  • Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets (fusion and registration, contouring/segmentation). Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
  • Supervise, perform, or assist in simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging modalities including, but not limited to, CT, MRI and PET.
  • Supervise, perform, or assist in the planning and implementation of the production of molds, masks, and other immobilization devices.
  • Assure that the implementation of the treatment plan includes the correct use of field arrangement, beam modifying devices, biological evaluation, and any treatment variable associated with treatment planning implementation.
  • Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan, including the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement and other treatment or imaging parameters.
  • Perform calculation methods for the verification of prescribed dose and subsequent documentation in patient files.
  • Review all external beam plans with Radiation Oncologist for approval.
  • Interface with the Oncology Information Management System including Record/Verify, Import/Export, charges, etc.
  • Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified (review of final treatment plan).
  • Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
  • Assist the Physics and Dosimetry team in performing process improvements in the department and the clinic
  • Participates in continuing education related to the field of dosimetry
  • Develop abstracts and publications for annual conferences related to the field of dosimetry
  • Create comparative photon and proton plans and work with providers and finance team to develop detailed reports that demonstrate the unique and relevant dosimetric advantages of proton beam therapy for specific cases.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in a physical or biological science
  • Maintains certification by the MDCB
  • 6 + years of clinical treatment planning experience with 1+years of clinical proton treatment planning experience preferred
  • Experience with advanced IMRT planning preferred
  • Ability and willingness to mentor less experienced staff
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proven time management skills
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology, radiobiology, radiation physics, and radiation safety
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate the exchange of information with patients, family members, and the radiation oncology treatment team as well as outside entities
  • Has high-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Works independently, but in collaboration with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist
  • Knowledgeable in using RaySearch, MOSAIQ, and PACS preferredHas basic to intermediate knowledge if Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Physician directive communication
  • Patient safety, privacy, and satisfaction
  • Meet plan deadlines
  • Productivity/efficiency
  • Accurate treatment planning and evaluation
  • Accurate billing
  • Accurate documentation
  • Collaboration with teammates and related departments
  • Adherence to and participation in the Provision culture of care

RELATIONSHIPS: 

  • Reports to: Manager of Dosimetry
  • Work closely with:
    • Physicists
    • Radiation Oncologists
    • Nurses
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Dosimetrists
    • Patient Concierge
    • Patient Care Coordinators

To apply for this position please email Nanette McLain

Senior Medical Physicist - Provision Knoxville

The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including evaluating a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy, ensuring that the patient will not lose important healthy organ function and that the radiation delivered will not affect healthy surrounding tissue. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the performance and documentation of quality assurance in the clinic, including software QA, hardware QA, and patient QA. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the development and implementation of treatment planning machine models, treatment modality commissioning, and process improvements within the clinic.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the treatment planning system, including evaluating a treatment plan for the delivery of radiation treatment based on the radiation oncologist’s prescribed course of radiation therapy, ensuring that the patient will not lose important healthy organ function and that the radiation delivered will not affect healthy surrounding tissue. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the appropriate use of the electronic medical record, including maintaining an accurate record of treatment planning progress, and communication and documentation of relevant patient information. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the performance and documentation of quality assurance in the clinic, including software QA, hardware QA, and patient QA. The senior medical physicist is responsible for the development and implementation of treatment planning machine models, treatment modality commissioning, and process improvements within the clinic.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Calibrate therapy equipment in a manner suitable for accurate radiation dose delivery.
  • Serve as the focal point for machine maintenance and repair
  • Direct the acceptance testing and commissioning of new equipment and treatment devices
  • Direct the determination of radiation dose distributions in patients undergoing treatment (i.e. computerized dosimetry planning or direct radiation measurement)
  • Develop policies and procedures related to radiation safety and radiation oncology physics
  • Design and implement pertinent aspects of the quality management program that involve the use of external beam radiotherapy equipment
  • Maintain proper records necessary for APEx, NRC, state, or other regulatory agencies.
  • Manage the medical physics service in a manner to meet or exceed established standards of practice consistent with the facility size and available resources
  • Establish, develop, and monitor procedures for measuring the performance levels of equipment used in radiation oncology
  • Evaluate new technologies and implement as needed, including acceptance testing of new equipment and treatment devices
  • Consult with the radiation oncologists, as required, concerning patient doses and optimization of patient treatment plans and delivery
  • Serve as a member of various committees such as the Radiation Safety Committee, Cancer Committee, CQI Committee, and the Hospital Safety Committee
  • Provide technical direction of radiation oncology staff as specified by the Director of Medical Physics

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Science or Doctoral degree in Radiological Physics, Physics, or related discipline.
  • Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics
  • Must also meet any qualifications imposed by the federal or state radiation control agency to practice radiation oncology physics and/or provide oversight of the establishment and conduct of the radiation quality management program.
  • At least six years post-degree clinical experience
  • Completion of a clinical medical physics residency program preferred
  • One-year proton therapy medical physics experience preferred
  • Understand the technical aspects of radiation oncology and medical physics in order to perform radiotherapy medical physics and medical dosimetry and communicate these aspects to the radiation oncologists, other medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and other team members as needed
  • Possess working knowledge of radiation safety principles and current rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Department of Radiological Health (TDECDRH) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Extensive knowledge of modern radiation therapy systems and sub-systems
  • Experience and fluency in modern treatment planning software systems. Mosaiq and RayStation treatment planning systems are preferred
  • Proficient in using radiation-measuring equipment for calibration and quality assurance, treatment planning computers, and oncology information systems in a paperless environment
  • Excellent overall understanding of all activities of a proton and photon radiation therapy department, (e.g. treatment planning, quality assurance, revenue cycle, customer service, medical staff role(s), etc.)
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including but not limited to MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Mosaiq
  • Coding skills, such as Python or C++, preferred

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Patient satisfaction
  • Productivity/ Efficiency
  • Maintenance of proper record keeping
  • Collaboration with teammates and related departments
  • Maintain board certification

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Director of Medical Physics
  • Work closely with:
    • Physicists
    • Radiation Oncologists
    • RN’s
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Dosimetrists

To apply for this position please email Nanette McLain



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