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Radiation Therapist

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:


The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Radiation Therapist to apply ionizing radiation to patients in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist. This position will also provide radiation therapy protection monitoring in all clinical areas. They will also provide some functional teaching and supervision of students.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities


  • Perform complex radiation therapy procedures and operate equipment.

  • Perform radiation therapy technologist responsibilities as required.

  • Provide dosimetrist and radiation physicist with treatment parameter calculations and computerized dosimetry.

  • Present instruction to radiation therapy technology students and assist in evaluation.

  • Manufacture individualized immobilization devices and shielding forms.

  • Maintain liaison with Radiation Therapy residents and staff physicians regarding scheduling and other technological matters.

  • Assist with ordering supplies and maintaining quality control in accordance with hospital, departmental and area standards.

  • Assist with preventive maintenance of equipment to minimize technical malfunction.

  • Make appropriate adjustments to equipment and patients in the event of an equipment failure. Maintain patient care and other records necessary.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.


    Qualifications

    • Eligible for certification by American Registry of Radiological Technologists in radiation therapy procedures, or Bachelors' Degree in Radiation Therapy or equivalent is required.

    • Permit to practice in the State of Iowa is required.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


      Highly Desirable Qualifications

      • A Bachelors' Degree in Radiation Sciences is highly desired.

      • Recent experience with current advanced radiation therapy technology highly desired.

      • Recent experience with specialized radiation therapy procedures highly desired.

      • Recent experience with specialized treatment imaging positioning and localization techniques highly desired.

      • Recent experience with magnetic resonance imaging procedures is highly desired.

      • Experience with gamma radiation therapy technology is highly desired.

      • Recent experience with computed tomography simulation is highly desired.

      • Experience with an electronic radiation therapy medical record system highly desired.


        University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
        Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days or until position is filled.

        Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

        The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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