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How to Apply

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


Notice of Non-Discrimination Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute adheres to the principle of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed or national origin.

Radiation Therapist III

Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is seeking a Radiation Therapist III to demonstrate outstanding clinical performance, provide safe proton therapy treatments and CT simulations while working alongside 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 IGRT, MOSAIQ Oncology Information System (Elekta), Eclipse Proton Treatment Planning system (Varian) and a 4D-PET/CT for simulations (Philips), and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR Ingenia 3T) by 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.

 Radiation Therapist III

The Radiation Therapist III reports directly to the Chief Radiation Therapist (CRT) and indirectly to the Lead Radiation Therapist. The Radiation Therapist III (RT3) is responsible for overseeing assigned treatment/CT room by providing other therapist, assistants, and students guidance within the Radiation Therapy Team while being held accountable to the Lead/Chief.  This position provides direct patient care.  

Responsibilities:

  • Actively serve as a seasoned proton therapist in the Radiation Therapy Department, directly overseeing activities in the assigned treatment/CT room Radiation Therapists.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform all aspects of proton treatment delivery and simulations. Deliver safe, accurate, and efficient proton radiation therapy treatments according to the prescription and any treatment protocol provided by the Radiation Oncologist.
  • Assist with the training workflow for students, assistants, and new therapists in your assigned rotational treatment/CT room.
  • Attend regularly scheduled department meetings to participate and contribute to the agenda action items.
  • Perform quality assurance review of chart checks for treatment patient data and documentation in the oncology record and verify system(s).
  • Educate and prepare patients by reinforcing physicians’ advice regarding pre/post-treatment care during follow-up call to schedule treatments.
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with the Physicians, Nurses, Patient Liaison, Physics, Dosimetry, and MRI departments. Inform Leadership of practice patterns that ensure the timely readiness of treatment plans or to resolve challenges to improve patient care and service.
  • Comply with all safety regulation governed by such agencies as OSHA and HIPAA.
  • Demonstrates knowledge about utilization of proper equipment and body mechanics (lifting) consistently applies this knowledge and shares it with staff members.
  • Responsible for inventory control for supplies and materials used by the radiation therapy department.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients and/or family members, and respond effectively to patient inquiries, and referring medical questions to appropriate personnel.
  • Performs basic dosimetry procedures as directed by Physicians and/or Chief Radiation Therapist III for collecting and documenting data acquired during the simulation procedure.
  • Effectively and in a timely manner communicate challenges with the Chief Radiation Therapist III.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with patients, providers, management, staff and the public.
  • In coordination with the physicians and physicists, develops, maintains, and revises quality improvement measures, instituting corrective processes when necessary.
  • Assure the efficient operation of workflow within the department by performing other duties as assigned by the Chief Radiation Therapist or Lead Radiation Therapist.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate great influence, patience, competence, dependability, thoroughness.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and high-quality results oriented.
  • Precise understanding of anatomy and physiology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be pro-active and have a sense of urgency.
  • Complies with and supports all company/departmental policies and procedures.
  • Consistently meets/exceeds a required level of leadership performance.
  • Promotes collaborative relationships with an emphasis on teamwork.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; good organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills; positive interaction in dealing with patients.
  • Successfully handles issues through conflict resolution with emotional intelligence.
  • Possesses the ability to be sensitive to the patient and know when something is wrong.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with patients, providers, management, staff and the public.

Requirements: 

  • At least one (1) year of proven experience in training, mentoring, and guiding.
  • At least three (3) years in proton radiation therapy.
  • Associate of Science in Radiologic Sciences is highly preferred, but not required.
  • Completed a formal radiation therapy technologist program from an accredited institution is required.
  • Current ARRT R.T.(T) certification is required.
  • Possess a current Virginia license as a Radiologic Technologist or eligible to be obtained within 1 month of employment.
  • Proficiently use record & verify applications, treatment/simulation delivery applications, electronic medical records software programs, & MS Office Suite.
  • Experience in Mosaiq (Elekta) Oncology Management System is plus.
  • Be able to physically assist patients entering/exiting the treatment table, maneuver in narrow machine spaces, install compensators & apertures which requires to push, pull, hold, and lift up to 50 lbs. with the use of hands/fingers for fine motor skills.
  • Willing to work Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm with the ability to work flexible hours/days depending on patient needs and department volume.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and Booster or medical/religious exemption approval is required.
Harry

Harry Fotiou

Prostate Cancer Survivor, HUPTI graduation — January, 2011
Cabinet Maker (Ret.)

Never having been ill before, I was extremely apprehensive about my diagnosis and treatment. However, the first time I entered the Proton Center, I was immediately put at ease. The doctors and staff were thorough in explaining the procedure in depth. They were absolutely right about not having any side effects and I was able to continue my life as usual and with no restrictions. The only evidence was the very slight tanning of each side of my hips.

Everyone at the center from the doctors, technicians, office and maintenance and everyone was pleasant and professional. They made each day of treatment go quickly. The environment at HUPTI is exceptional! The doctors, technicians and people in every department are all very caring.

Julie Olafsson

Julie Olafsson

Brain Cancer SURVIVOR 
McClain, VA

In 2016, I was a junior in college at Christopher Newport University. In my spring semester, I was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Anaplastic Ependymoma. As a 21 year old student, we looked for the best, most minimally invasive option available to treat my young brain. When we heard about Proton Therapy technology and experienced the care that Dr. Allan Thornton and the radiologist staff at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) provided, we looked no further. 

Our experience at HUPTI was unparalleled. With little to no side effects, I was able to live a “normal” life and finish school while undergoing cancer treatment – how is that possible? HUPTI made that possible. Thanks to the staff there, I was able to keep my spirits up during my darkest days. My family and I were overwhelmed daily with the level of care we received from all involved in my treatment plan. There is no better option than proton therapy, and there is certainly no better place to receive it than HUPTI! 

As I approach 5 years of remission, I look back with immense gratitude for my time at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute. I am blessed from the experience, and forever changed. 

Charles

Charles Smith

Prostate Cancer Survivor

My experience with HUPTI was one of confidence building in a very caring and comfortable environment during a scary time in my life. All persons were confident, energetic and friendly during and after treatment — they were really something. The staff was very supportive and informative throughout my treatment experience. I can definitely recommend HUPTI for the treatment of cancer. Proton therapy allowed me to continue with my daily activities.

Debbie

Deborah Owens

Brain Tumor Survivor,
Mother of Three

When I first received the brain tumor diagnosis, it was such a scary thing to hear. The tumor was near my optic nerve, and with conventional radiation, there was a possibility of blindness. I am a busy mother of three girls. I wanted to be able to see my daughters grow up. I wanted to be able to witness all their milestones. I researched proton therapy and when I saw the experience and expertise of the physicians and staff at the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, I began to feel at ease. My husband didn’t have to take off work to drive me to my treatments. I could drive myself. The only side effect I experienced was minor fatigue. I was able to maintain my busy schedule as a mother. My family didn’t see any changes. Isn’t that amazing? Proton therapy gave me normalcy and saved my eyesight.

Stuart-Goodman

Stuart Goodman

Owner of Goodman & Sons Jewelers

Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR

Back in June of 2016, I had a high PSA and my doctor recommended a biopsy; prostate cancer was discovered during that biopsy. When I was diagnosed, I was devastated. I thought that was a death sentence. This disease runs in my family. My uncle and my cousin both had prostate cancer and both opted for surgery – I saw firsthand what it did to them with the side effects and complications.

I thought there had to be another option. My doctors said it was surgery or regular radiation; they didn’t tell me anything about proton therapy. I did my own research and decided proton therapy was right for me.

I feel great. I had no side effects. My treatments were scheduled for early in the morning – I would go in at about 8am and be out of there in an hour or less. I didn’t miss a day of work. In fact, I didn’t miss a beat. The process was very comfortable.

I’m very grateful. Being a father, grandfather and a business owner, I wanted to continue my life with as little interruption as possible. Proton therapy afforded me that opportunity. I want to thank the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute for the wonderful treatment I received. We’re very fortunate to have a facility like this here in Hampton.

Alfred-Scott

Alfred Scott

Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR
Hampton, VA

In July of 2009, I received a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Because I had many friends who had issues with conventional radiation, I wanted to seek an alternative treatment. 

I decided on proton therapy at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) and I am very happy with my decision. My appointments lasted about 30 minutes per day for about eight weeks. After treatment, I would go home and work in my garden. Years later I haven’t had any after effects and I did not have to change my regular daily routine at any point. 

 I have been to every type of medical facility you can think of, but Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute stands apart from all of them. Being one of the very first patients at this facility has changed my outlook on life.

Jenica

Jenica Harrison

Oral Cancer Survivor, HUPTI Graduation — April 24, 2013
Research Scientist

Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening and life-changing event. After being diagnosed with a form of oral cancer called intermediate grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, I was first faced with having surgery to remove the tumor from my hard palate. My next challenge was to choose whether to undergo intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or proton radiation therapy. I did research on both radiation technologies. I consulted with a radiation oncologist that specialized in IMRT before visiting HUPTI. My visits were very different.

At the IMRT center, I felt like I was just another patient to them, not a unique individual. However, I felt welcomed and cared for from the moment I first stepped into HUPTI. Everyone at HUPTI goes the extra mile to make patients and their family and friends feel welcomed and at ease about the radiation process. After my initial consultation, I decided to move forward with proton therapy at HUPTI because of:

1. The fact that long term side effects are less likely with proton therapy
2. The expertise, thoroughness, and friendliness of my radiation oncologist at HUPTI
3. The sincere benevolence of all the staff members at HUPTI

I will be forever grateful to HUPTI.

Gloria Cox

Gloria Cox

Breast Cancer SURVIVOR
Hampton, VA

The possibility that I had breast cancer was suggested during a doctor’s exam back in 2016. They thought they suspected something, but they weren’t totally sure. At this point, I went to have a mammogram and found out I had breast cancer. Proton therapy was presented to me by one of my sisters and then I posed questions to the Doctor myself. The Doctor did not recommend anything – he couldn’t. Yet in still he gave me some great information that proved to be very valuable.

My initial visit to the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) was awesome and very relaxing. They were so friendly and it felt like you were a part of a family. It gave me renewed hope, to be honest. I knew what was going to go on; they were very direct in explaining the process. They made it extremely easy for me to come to my final decision. I was finished within a few weeks of treatment. 

I feel great and I’m living a good life after my treatment at HUPTI. I’m breast cancer free – I had no side effects during or after. You won’t find a better treatment facility or more personalized care. I will be forever thankful to the staff at HUPTI for what they did for me.

Dave Lum

10-Year Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR

2011 HUPTI Graduate

After five years of a slowly increasing PSA and a number of biopsies, I was notified on September 16, 2010 that cancerous cells were detected. I had read and conducted a lot of research on the Internet — just in case I was ever detected as positive. 

I immediately called Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) and received information of the facility, as well as a guided tour. I was impressed with the facility and what it offered. I was pretty sure that this would be the treatment for me. Then I read Bob Marckini’s book, “You Can Beat Prostate Cancer,” which led me to my final decision. 

My first treatment began on February 7, 2011. All of the people that treated me were all very knowledgeable, professional, caring and friendly. Doctors Sinesi and Thornton were very impressive. Even though the facility was new and had just begun to treat patients, the doctors and staff had a lot of experience. I felt this was the A-Team attending to my care. I went to work every day during my treatment with no side effects. I am so happy I met these great people at the HUPTI.