Radiation Therapist I

The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is seeking a Radiation Therapist to work with other professionals and support staff.

HUPTI is the nation’s 8th proton therapy facility and the largest free-standing proton clinic in the world. The state-of-the-art treatment and research center has four gantry rooms and one fixed beam room. HUPTI has been treating prostate, brain, lung, pediatric, head and neck, breast, CNS and other cancers since August 2010. HUPTI uses IBA’s Proteus 235 proton therapy delivery system, VeriSuite for IGTR, Mosaiq Oncology Information System (Elektra), Eclipse Proton Treatment Planning system (Varian) and 4D-PET/CT for simulation (Philips).

Our Proteus 235 system is equipped with IBA’s universal nozzles. We are using Uniform Scanning, Double Scattering, and Pencil Beam Scanning treatment delivery techniques in our treatment rooms.

Job Description:

HUPTI Radiation Therapists deliver proton therapy treatments following HUPTI policies and procedures with the highest quality and compassion for patients and their families. They will work with other team members to accurately deliver treatment following the MD prescription, by:

  • 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 protection monitoring in all clinical areas
  • Performing proton radiation therapy procedures and operating equipment
  • Collecting and documenting data acquired during the simulation procedure
  • Accurately inputting treatment related data into the oncology record and verify 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

Responsibilities:

In collaboration with other professional and support staff, the HUPTI Radiation Therapist:

  • Responsible for the delivery of safe, accurate radiation therapy treatments according to the prescription provided by the Radiation Oncologist and any treatment protocol
  • Responsible for scheduling patients, maintaining coordination of treatment related activities and performing patient education
  • Responsible for efficient delivery of treatments and with maximum patient satisfaction
  • Follows established department policy for acquiring digital portal images, or performs other localization techniques to verify accuracy of patient treatment position
  • 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)
  • Able to successfully pass basic radiation safety training

Qualifications:

  • Competent, dependable, thorough
  • Knowledgeable regarding human anatomy
  • Possess problem solving and analytical skills
  • Flexible and able to managing change
  • Cooperative, and able to build collaborative relationships
  • Possesses great interpersonal communication skills

Requirements: 

  • Have successfully completed a formal radiation therapy technology program from an accredited institution and currently is certified with ARRT
  • Possess a current Virginia license as a Radiologic Technologist, or can obtain one upon hire

HOW TO APPLY:

Application form

Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form

To apply for employment with the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, send your completed application form and current resume to:

Human Resources
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
40 Enterprise Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666

You can also email your application materials to: hr@hamptonproton.org