Employment Opportunities

Position:
Part-Time Radiation Therapist
Department:
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
Date Posted:
06/14/2013
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is seeking an experienced part-time Radiation Therapist. This position reports to the Chief Radiation Therapist.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Applying ionizing proton radiation to patients in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologists
  • Obtaining localization radiographs according to planned treatment delivery
  • Assisting with radiation therapy protection monitoring in all clinical areas
  • Performing complex proton radiation therapy procedures and operates equipment
  • Potentially performing measurements for use during treatment calculation, and collecting and documenting data acquired during the simulation procedure
  • Accurately inputting treatment related data into the verify and record system
  • Providing safety in patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment administration and recognizing deviation from prescribed treatment delivery and reporting any deviations
  • Potentially assisting with ordering supplies and maintaining quality control in accordance with facility and department standards
  • Reporting any technical malfunction of equipment
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients and/or family members and responding effectively to patient concerns, referring medical questions to appropriate personnel
  • Maintaining accurate and timely patient care and other records as necessary
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with patients, providers, management, staff and the public
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements

The Part-time Radiation Therapist will:

  • Have successfully completed a formal radiation therapy technology program from an approved institution
  • Possess and maintain current ARRT certification
  • Possess a current Virginia license as a Radiologic Technologist, or obtain one upon hire
  • Be knowledgeable regarding human anatomy
  • Be able to physically assist patients entering and exiting the treatment area, as well as on and off the treatment table (this requires the ability to lift and move)
  • Be able to successfully pass basic radiation safety training
  • Be personable and present well, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills with all patients, visitors, management and staff
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills

Previous experience as a radiologic technologist preferred.  Three years of radiation therapy experience preferred.  Proton therapy experience preferred.  Experience with Elekta Mosaiq system preferred.

How to Apply

To apply for employment with Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, send your completed Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute Employment Application, along with a current resume to:

Katasha Madyun
Human Resources Specialist
40 Enterprise Parkway
Hampton, VA 23669

Telephone:  (757) 251-6800

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