Radiation Therapist

  • 547722
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Hollings Cancer Center Svc Line - HCC Service Line
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40 

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 8-5 M-F

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose:   The Radiation Therapist II works under the direction of the Radiation Therapist III, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physics team to carry out specialized procedure that focus on delivering high doses of radiation through the means of treatment catheters inserted into a specified body region. Apply ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the special care required for patients of all age groups. Pre-treatment preparation of all cases; to include Daily Treatment, CT Simulation, Brachy Therapy, Clinical Simulation, and Emergency Simulation. Accurate delivery of prescribed planned course of radiation.

Minimum Training and Education: Three years of experience in Radiation Therapy. Graduation from an accredited Radiation Therapy program and registry eligible with the ARRT. Once ARRT is obtained, licensure from the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association is required. CPR certification required. ARRT, SC State Licensure, CPR Certified.

Licensure/Certifications: CPR certification required. ARRT, SC State Licensure, CPR Certified.   

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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