Radiation Therapist

Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is seeking a Radiation Therapist to safely perform 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 ultramodern 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, Veri Suite for IGRT, MOSAIQ Oncology Information System (Elektra), 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

The Radiation Therapist reports directly to the Chief Radiation Therapist.  The Radiation Therapist safely delivers proton therapy treatments and CT simulations following HUPTI policies and procedures with the highest level of quality and compassion for patients and their families.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver safe, accurate, and efficient proton radiation therapy treatments according to the prescription and any treatment protocol provided by the Radiation Oncologist.
  • Provide exceptional patient care through the consistent practice of departmental procedures for treatment.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients and/or family members, and respond effectively to patient inquiries, and referring medical questions to appropriate personnel.
  • Understand patient history and diagnosis to perform chart checks for complete treatment documentation.
  • Accurately input treatment related data into the oncology record and verify system(s).
  • Schedule treatments for patients, provide patient education by discussing treatment procedures, and assure his/her understanding.
  • Perform CT simulations on a rotational shift. Maintain awareness of the MRI zones to ensure safety for staff and patients.
  • Acquire and evaluate digital portal images for technical quality, treatment accuracy, and use/construct immobilization devices as needed.
  • Performs basic dosimetry procedures as directed by Chief Radiation Therapist and/or Lead Therapist(s) for collecting and documenting data acquired during the simulation procedure.
  • Assist with maintaining quality control in accordance with facility and department standards.
  • Effectively and in a timely manner communicate challenges with the Chief Radiation Therapist.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with patients, providers, management, staff and the public.
  • Able to successfully pass basic radiation and MRI safety training.
  • Assure the efficient operation of workflow within the department by performing other duties as assigned by the Chief Radiation Therapist or Lead Radiation Therapist(s).

Qualifications:

  • Competent, dependable, thorough.
  • Clear understanding of anatomy and physiology.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and high-quality results oriented.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be pro-active and have a sense of urgency.
  • Successfully handles issues through conflict resolution.
  • Cooperative and able to build collaborative relationships.
  • Possesses great interpersonal communication skills.
  • Successfully handles issues through conflict resolution with emotional intelligence.
  • Successfully handles issues through conflict resolution with emotional intelligence.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with patients, providers, management, staff and the public.

Requirements:

  • Any number of years’ experience in conventional (photon) or proton radiation therapy.
  • Commensurate with experience, skills, education, and ability to learn quickly.
  • Completed a formal radiation therapy technologist program from an accredited institution.
  • Current R.T.(T)(ARRT) certification is required.
  • Possess a current Virginia license as a Radiologic Technologist or eligible to be obtained within 3 months of employment.
  • 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.

How To Apply:

To apply for employment with the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, send your completed HUPTI application form and current resume to: HR@HamptonProton.org.