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Radiation Therapist I - Radiation Oncology

Job Details

Job Ref:

Duarte, CA 91009

Allied Health

Job Type:
Per Diem, Days


Pay Rate:
$48.30 - $77.28 per hour

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

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.

Position Summary

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 and CT based simulation. Provides clinical instruction to students.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients of all ages.
    • Prepares room and equipment for patient
    • 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 complete and accurate patient records
  • 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 directly related to departmental services
  • Performs daily quality assurance checks on linear accelerators, reporting any variation in morning warm-up. Reports improper equipment operation to appropriate personnel
  • Completes billings for patient treatments, setups, and simulations.
  • Aides in the training of radiation therapy students
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings and workshops
  • Attends meetings as required
  • 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 Education Program
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 0-3 years of related experience, depending on training

Required Courses/Training:

  • Graduate of an accredited radiologic technology course plus radiation therapy course OR Graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Program

Required Certification/Training:

  • Licensed by the California State Department of Health (Certified in Radiation Therapy)
  • Registration by ARRT plus 24 months course in radiologic technology
  • BLS or CPR (American Heart Associate)

Preferred skills:

  • 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
  • Displays professional attitude and appearance
  • Provides clinical instruction and/or supervises students
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills

Additional Information:

  • Pay Rate: $70.00/hour
  • Day shift
  • Per Diem
  • Multiple roles available
  • 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.

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

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.


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