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 - Mount Carmel East

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Radiation Therapy Tech

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Radiation Therapist will work closely with the radiation team to provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the Physician. Candidates must have excellent communication, problem solving, organization and follow-up skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously...
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Winchester, VA

Radiation Therapist Reduced Hours

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 FT/40 HRS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionSimulates and treats patients according to the physician's prescription.RequirementsEDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology.CERTIFICATION/LICENSES:...
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Radiation Therapist Per Diem

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionSimulates and treats patients according to the physician's prescription.RequirementsEDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology.CERTIFICATION/LICENSES:...
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Radiation Therapist Per Diem

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Radiation Therapist - Per DiemThe Radiation Therapist is a member of the Radiation Oncology team who, under general supervision, provides radiation therapy to patients utilizing a variety of radiation therapy equipment and specialized procedures. Their role will include:Accurately deliver the...
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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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Radiation Therapist PRN

Type: Part Time
DescriptionAdventHealth SebringLocation Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth SebringFaith Based & Mission driven FacilityLargest Employer in the CountySurrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida's oldest State ParkClose...
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Radiation Therapy Technologist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Provide radiation therapy treatments and function as an essential member of the radiation oncology treatment team, in order to provide total quality care to patients. Reports to Director of Radiation Therapy. Must be a graduate of an accredited radiation therapy program, a registered Radiation...
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Registered Respiratory Therapist - EMCM

Type: Part Time
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is a medical destination providing many new healthcare services and resources previously unavailable in the area including advanced medical and surgical care, diagnostic testing services, a neonatal intensive care unit, and 24 hour emergency care. Located on 87...
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Radiation Therapist Lead

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PURPOSE:The Lead Radiation Therapist is a role model in demonstrating outstanding clinical assessment, interpretive and treatment delivery skills; and shares these skills with others to ensure the competency of the team and optimal patient outcomes. The incumbent is responsible for facilitating...
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Radiation Therapist PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionSHIFT: PRNSCHEDULE: PRN/Per DiemRadiation TherapistThe Radiation Therapist will administer the actual radiation treatment as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist, and using the parameters as calculated by the Medical Physicist and Dosimetrist. The Radiation Therapist is expected to...
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Radiation Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care...
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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

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 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 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

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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