Radiation Therapist (all levels)
Fairfax, VA 
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Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

At Inova, we want you to succeed! Inova offers a safe environment for the necessary learning and support needed for a successful transition into the role of a professional practicing Radiation Therapist in an acute care setting including focusing on time management, communication, dealing with stress, conflict management, as well as working with complex clinical scenarios.

A career in radiation at Inova is like no other. Because of the size and reputation of our network, the variety of environments each hospitals offer, the broad range of opportunities, and the mobility we provide, we meet our therapists' professional and personal needs at every stage of their careers. And we do it all while keeping the welfare of our patients and their families at the center of everything we do. Each of our hospitals/centers has a distinct personality. With such a wide variety of work environments, there's sure to be a career that's perfect for you!

Inova Health System is seeking Radiation Therapist of all experience levels to join this dynamic team. We have openings for full-time, part-time and PRN working 8-hour day shifts Monday to Friday. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, GREAT sign on bonus + relocation bonus incentives! Plus, don't forget about our other amazing benefits and perks!

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
  • Tuition reimbursement and Educational Assistance
  • Student loan assistance - up to $10,000!
  • State-of-the-art medical and training facilities
  • Paid parental leave for birth/adoption of a child
  • Retirement benefits with match from day one
  • Free Parking to all employees
  • Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!

Positions available for various shifts at the following facilities. Click the links to discover more about each location!

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital - 4320 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital -44045 Riverside Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital- 3600 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, VA 2203
  • Inova Schar Cancer Institute - 8081 Innovation Park Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Potomac Radiation Oncology Center - 2280 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Requirements for consideration:

Radiation Therapist 1

  • Associate degree in Radiation Therapy
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologist certified or registry eligible within one year of employment.
  • Basic Life Support form AHA required upon start.

Radiation Therapist 2

  • Associate degree in Radiation Therapy or Certification.
  • 2 years of experience as a Staff Therapist in a Radiation Therapy department with experience in linear accelerators and patient simulation
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologist required upon start.
  • VA License required at PROC (Woodbridge)

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Radiation Therapist communicates effectively with patients, families, medical staff, healthcare team members, supervisors, and outside contacts.
  • Provides education and support of methods appropriate to patients' levels of understanding and motivation while including families and caregivers in education and training as appropriate.
  • Positions all patients for initial treatment to verify set-up; Verifies beam directional devices, ancillary aids and blocking via record and verification systems on machines and patients' computerized treatment plans before initiation of radiation beam; Maintains accurate records of daily treatments and other records as required.
  • Acts as a Liaison between physicians and machine staff by utilizing technical expertise for all difficult/complex treatments on various machines.
  • Documents any corrections in charts resulting from changes in the originally prescribed course of treatment; Detects unsatisfactory set-up and/or errors and resolves/reports to physicians.
  • Ensures that portal verification films are taken at appropriate intervals. Recognizes the need for adjustments in treatment ports when comparing simulation/portal films or patient positions; Performs daily quality assurance on linear accelerators, simulator and Computed Tomography machines to verify accurate output of designated parameters. Records findings and reports erratic operations of equipment.
  • Verifies operation of emergency shut offs and interlocks; Participates or provides assistance with in-vivo dosimetry measurements and special dosimetry. Attends department in-services/conferences and meetings.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of department treatment modalities and protocols in scheduling, set-up and treatment of patients; Keeps abreast of new technology in field of practice and assists in the development of new techniques, participation in research projects and/or educational activities.
  • May perform additional duties as assigned.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, Inova Health System (“Inova”) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services or benefits under any of its programs or activities, whether carried out by Inova directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Inova arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
This policy is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, and regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at 45 C.F.R. Parts 80, 84, 91 and 92, respectively.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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