We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in East Harlem, to help support patients and their families at the New York Proton Center (NYPC). The NYPC is brand-new state of the art radiation treatment center committed to providing the best and latest in cancer treatments to the local and global community we serve.
The role of the radiation therapist at New York Proton Center is to provide direct patient care utilizing proton radiation therapy.
This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package and highly competitive compensation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Radiation Therapist:
Ensures accurate and precise treatment delivery and date capture.
Demonstrates sound clinical judgement in daily activities involving treatment delivery and simulation procedures.
Reviews all set-up instructions, radiation prescriptions, consents, treatment plan, and any other documentation related to treatment delivery.
Explains treatment process to the patient in a clear and concise manner that promotes understanding.
Answers any questions that the patient may have which is within the scope of practice of the radiation therapist. All other questions will be referred to the treating physician or appropriate healthcare practitioner.
Visually monitors the patient during treatment.
Maintains appropriate treatment and simulation records and data.
Performs required quality assurance procedures and documents accordingly. All measurements outside of establishes parameters will be immediately relayed to the physicist, engineering staff, and Chief Therapist.
Adheres to all departmental policies and procedures and serve as a role model for others.
Adapts without difficulty to changes in work schedule or assigned area as patient load dictates.
Maintains licensure, registration, and certifications as required.
Works within the Practice Standards as defined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Completes all mandatory orientation, training, and continued education as required.
Demonstrates professional behaviors at all times.
Utilizes resources, equipment, and supplies efficiently.
Demonstrates enthusiasm and initiative to begin and complete tasks.
Is willing to take instruction, correction, guidance, or disciplinary action as required.
Required: Must be a graduate of a JCERT accredited program in radiation therapy or a suitable equivalent.
Preferred: Baccalaureate Degree in Radiation Therapy or a related health science field.
License and Certification:
Certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy or ARRT Board exam eligible.
Must be licensed by the New York State Department of Health as a radiologic technologist or eligible.
Must be certified in Basic Life Support/ CPR Experience:
Required: One year of experience as a Radiation Therapy Technologist preferred, but not required.
Varying assigned shift work of 8 hours per day during operational hours which may range from 6 AM until 12 AM.
Occasional overtime as needed.
Working in a patient care environment.
Working in an office environment.
Exposure to bio hazardous materials.
Exposure to radiation.
Exposure to chemicals.
Demonstrate the necessary visual and auditory acuity to visually monitor patients on closed circuit television and verbally communicate with them on an intercom system.
Read from a distance of 5 -6 feet.
Read from computer monitors.
Distinguish between colors for patient markings, chart diagrams, and safety lights.
Enter information and data into a computer using a keyboard.
Lifting equipment and patients in excess of 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the work day.
Walks and stands for the majority of the work day.
Reaches for objects above shoulder level.
Chuck Merrifield, Director of Clinical Services
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Internal Number: NYPCRT
About New York Proton Center
The New York Proton Center is the region’s foremost destination for proton therapy. This is our commitment: Establish a gold standard for this highly advanced form of radiation treatment. Assemble a team of physicians and clinical experts with long experience in proton therapy and a commitment to the well-being of their patients. Further the body of clinical evidence advancing proton therapy as a highly effective treatment for complex tumors and difficult-to-treat cases. Create a welcoming and reassuring environment for patients, from the comfort of our physical space to the warmth and sincerity of our clinical staff.