Rush University Medical Center  Radiation Therapist - Radiology Theraputic (Oak Park) in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Radiation Therapist - Radiology Theraputic (Oak Park)

Department: Radiation Oncology

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Job Number: 2018-0855

Job Description:

Are you interested in joining a leading health care organization?

We are seeking an experience, self-directed and highly motivated Radiation Therapist to join our Radiation Oncology team at Rush University Medical Center!

This location is in Oak Park, IL

Position Highlights:

The Radiation Therapist participates in the coordination of radiation treatment delivery and planning processes for radiation oncology patients at Rush University Medical Center. Incumbent must function as a leader in supervising and overseeing daily treatment and simulation activities. Professional competency, strong interpersonal skills, leadership, initiative and good judgment in problem solving are essential to the position. Enforce compliance with all policies, standard operating procedures, and regulations related to routine operations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes radiation and other equipment in planning and administering radiation treatments to cancer patients.

  • Accurately sets treatment parameters

  • Administers and records treatment

  • Utilizes the simulator to plan patient treatments

  • Interprets computerized treatment plans

  • Enters and maintains information in the clinical information management system

  • Performs warm-up and QA on the treatment unit

  • Obtains beam films of treatment area

  • Maintains work area according to departmental policy.

  • Adheres to universal precautions Interacts with patients, staff, visitors and all others with an appropriate customer service orientation

Position Qualifications Include :

  • Bachelor's degree desired. The minimum level of education or experience required to perform competently. Appropriate education or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis in some cases.

  • Experience working as a radiation therapist in a progressive radiation oncology department required

  • Must hold Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Knowledge, use and care of therapeutic radiation equipment.

  • Attention to detail, precision, accuracy and professionalism.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a radiation therapist and continuing education is required.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center,Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. Twelve programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

  • As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.