2017 Radiation Therapists
Median Pay: US$80,220
Entry Level: Associate's degree
Summary
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.
Duties

Radiation therapists typically do the following:

  • Explain treatment plans to the patient and answer questions about treatment
  • Follow safety procedures to protect the patient and themselves from overexposure to radiation
  • Examine machines to make sure they are safe and working properly
  • X ray the patient to determine the exact location of the area requiring treatment
  • Check computer programs to make sure the machine will give the correct dose of radiation to the appropriate area of the patient's body
  • Operate the machine to treat the patient with radiation
  • Monitor the patient to check for unusual reactions to the treatment
  • Keep detailed records of treatment

Radiation therapists operate machines called linear accelerators, which are used to deliver radiation therapy. These machines direct high-energy x rays at specific cancer cells in a patient's body, shrinking or removing them. 

Radiation therapists are part of the oncology team that treats patients with cancer. They often work with the following specialists:

  • Radiation oncologists, physicians who specialize in radiation therapy
  • Oncology nurses, registered nurses who specialize in caring for patients with cancer
  • Medical physicists, physicists who help in planning of radiation treatments and help to develop better and safer radiation therapies

Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology (Experience Preferred)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
JOB CODE INFORMATION:Title: Radiation TherapistJob Code: 5670Job Stream Description: ProfessionalTitle: Radiation TherapistJob Code: 5670Job Stream Description: ProfessionalVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center committed to reducing...
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Radiation Therapist FT Float

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PURPOSE:The Radiation Therapist coordinates, plans, and administers high quality and comprehensive age/disease appropriate radiotherapy to oncology patients of all age groups by utilizing equipment, computers, and established techniques to ensure a positive patient experience. Demonstrating...
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Occupational Therapist - Physical Therapy - PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionThe Occupational Therapist has the responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, evaluating and implementing care for the patients assigned occupational therapy. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for adhering to all standards of Occupational Therapy Practice Act as...
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Lake Charles, LA

Human Resources Intern

Type: Internship
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...
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Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThe Radiology Service Line at the Atlanta VAHCS is currently hiring a Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist. The incumbent will perform CT treatment planning scans for treatment planning/tumor localization, deliver the prescribed therapeutic radiation for cancer therapy, and provide...
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Respiratory Therapist RRT- Respiratory Services Department - Per Diem

Type: Part Time
SummaryAdministers respiratory therapy and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, under supervision of the Director of Respiratory Services, Manager of Respiratory Care, and the Medical Director of Respiratory Care. Cares for patients from simple...
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Radiation Therapist (Reg)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION: Applies ionizing radiation to patients in accordance with prescriptions and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist. Responsible for the simulation of patients on both traditional and CT simulators. May be involved in special procedures and Dosimetry functions as needed...
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Lead Radiation Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Under the direction of the Director of the Cancer Center and clinical direction of the radiation oncologists, coordinates and supervises the overall function of the Radiation Oncology Department. Supervises radiation therapy clinical spaces and workflows including radiation therapy operations...
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Radiation Therapist PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PURPOSE:The Radiation Therapist coordinates, plans, and administers high quality and comprehensive age/disease appropriate radiotherapy to oncology patients of all age groups by utilizing equipment, computers, and established techniques to ensure a positive patient experience. Demonstrating...
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Clinical Nurse (FT)- Radiation Oncology Clinic-NCCC

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Radiation Oncology RN provides professional nursing care to patients within radiation oncology. The RN assesses plans, organizes, provides, and evaluates nursing care utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking. The RN makes nursing judgments and decisions and assumes responsibility for...
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Respiratory Therapist Sleep Lab Per Diem

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Performs basic/advances therapeutic procedures as outlined under the scope of respiratory patient care service within the section of the policy procedure manual. Transcribes and implements physician orders. Uses basic oxygen advanced assessment skills and patient information to maintain awareness...
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Physical Therapist- SH- Part Time -Day

Type: Part Time
OverviewHealth Quest was formed through an affiliation of four hospitals: Northern Dutchess Hospital (Rhinebeck, NY), Putnam Hospital Center (Carmel, NY), Sharon Hospital (Sharon, CT) and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY). Health Quest also includes affiliated healthcare providers...
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Radiation Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position SummaryTexas Center for Proton Therapy (Texas Oncology) is searching for a Staff Radiation Therapist. The Staff Radiation Therapist position is 100% clinical with direct involvement in daily treatment delivery and after appropriate tenure, cross training for diagnostic imaging and...
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Radiation Therapist, PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION: Applies ionizing radiation to patients in accordance with prescriptions and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist. Responsible for the simulation of patients on both traditional and CT simulators. May be involved in special procedures and Dosimetry functions as needed...
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Radiation Therapist, PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Applies ionizing radiation to patients in accordance with prescriptions and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist. Responsible for the simulation of patients on both traditional and CT simulators. May be involved in special procedures and Dosimetry functions as needed. Uses and checks radiation...
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Atlanta, GA

Radiation Therapist FT Float

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PURPOSE:The Radiation Therapist coordinates, plans, and administers high quality and comprehensive age/disease appropriate radiotherapy to oncology patients of all age groups by utilizing equipment, computers, and established techniques to ensure a positive patient experience. Demonstrating...
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Radiation Therapist I

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
This position is responsible for assisting in localizing tumors, participates in treatment planning and delivering high doses of ionizing radiation to patients in accordance with prescription and instruction from the Radiation Oncologists and under direction of the Manager of Radiation Oncology....
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Radiation Therapist PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Radiation Therapist PRN(Job Number: 02348-9874)Work Location: United States-Louisiana-Alexandria-Rapides Regional Medical CenterSchedule: PRN/Per DiemJob Type: ImagingDescriptionRadiation Therapist
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Radiation Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position SummaryJob DescriptionTexas Center for Proton Therapy (Texas Oncology) is searching for a Staff Radiation Therapist. The Staff Radiation Therapist position is 100% clinical with direct involvement in daily treatment delivery and after appropriate tenure, cross training for diagnostic...
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Radiation Therapist (PRN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About Austin Cancer CenterForty years ago, Dr. George Brown, a radiation oncology specialist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, came to Austin with the dream of bringing state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge capabilities closer to home. He built the group that would become Austin Cancer Center...
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