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Sr. Radiation Therapist, Full Time, Day Shift-8 Hr, Radiation Oncology

Adventist Health

This is a Full-time position in Glendale, CA posted November 23, 2023.

Since our founding in 1905 as the Glendale Sanitarium, countless patients have entrusted our physicians, nurses and associates with their healthcare needs. Today, we are the largest medical center serving the San Fernando Valley. As we continue to grow and evolve to better meet the needs of the communities we serve, we know that exceptional healthcare is more than medicine. It’s about how we choose to care for our patients and each other – taking time to listen, to understand, to answer questions, to hold a hand, even to pray. This is who we are, who we have always been – it is what we do best. In the 2019-20 Regional Rankings List by U.S. News & World Report, Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) ranked #17 in California and #10 in the LA Metro Area. Adventist Health Glendale also received its 11th consecutive A grade from patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group, the only hospital in Glendale or Burbank to receive the top grade.

Job Summary:

Assists with dosimetric calculations, treatment planning, quality assurance and data input into system. Provides radiation in accordance with the prescription and instructions of the Radiation Oncologist. Assists the department director in the day-to-day operations of the department. Serves as technical specialist on daily tasks and cases. Models/mentors and trains staff on technical skills.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in radiation oncology or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor’s): Preferred
  • Master’s Degree: Preferred
  • Three years’ radiation therapy experience: Preferred


  • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy (AART) and certification of Therapeutic Radiology Technology (RTT) and the state of practice, Department of Health Services: Required
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) certification: Preferred
  • ARRT-Radiation Therapy (ARRT-T): Required
  • Therapeutic Radiologic Technology Certification (TRT): Required

Department Specific License/Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQI BLS) certification: Required

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers the prescribed course of radiation therapy by checking prescription, diagnosis chart, and patient identification. Explains procedures to patient, means of communication during treatment, and basic treatment procedure. Delivers prescribed daily dose to patient, observing radiation safety measures for patient and personnel.
  • Prepares room and equipment for patient according to prescription or simulation regarding immobilization devices, etc., transfers patient to treatment couch, giving attention to the special needs of the patient.
  • Observes patients for unusual reactions and for signs and symptoms of developing complications during treatment, reporting reactions and complications to supervisor and department physician
  • Maintains a variety of records, including, records of daily treatment; maintains and regularly reviews patient charts to eliminate errors and to ensure that blood counts and special reports are properly recorded.
  • Provides clinical supervision and evaluates students’ practical ability to perform procedures.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Organizational Requirements:

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.