Location: Newark, Delaware
ChristianaCare is the one of the Mid Atlantic's largest academic health care providers and consists of 3 campuses: Wilmington, Newark and Union at Cecil County. Through our values of love and excellence, ChristianaCare is consistently identified as a regional center of excellence for cardiology, cancer and women's health services and ranked by US News & World as Best Hospital.
Under clinical supervision of the Chief, Radiation Therapist and the professional direction of a radiation oncologist performs various radiation therapy treatments and/or simulations at a technical level requiring minimal supervision of technical details.
When you become a Caregiver at ChristianaCare, you are joining a robust healthcare organization that truly cares about their patients and their caregivers. For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine has ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best large health systems to work for in the United States! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy a multitude of employee benefits that include:
Hybrid Work Schedule
Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits
403 (b) with an employer match
Diverse and Inclusive culture
Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
12 week paid parental leave
Work Hours: FT/Day (7:00a -3:30p)
Shows initiative in learning and leading new advanced technology within the department
Mentors less experienced radiation therapists
Actively participates in the clinical training of students from affiliated Radiation Therapy programs
Capable of independently performing linear accelerator morning warm-up
Consistently administers treatment safely and accurately through proper setup, positioning, machine preparation, and monitoring as planned and prescribed by the radiation oncologist
Consistently performs and documents pre-treatment assessments of reviewed orders, consent, correct laterality, correct site, treatment plan, patient -set-up, and signatures of dosimetrist, physicist, and radiation oncologist.
Keeps accurate documentation of treatment and/or CT delivery in patient record
Prepares and maintains scheduling of treatments, imaging procedures, simulations, transportation, and other related appointments.
Correctly charges patients for services rendered.
Performs daily time-out assessments prior to delivery of radiation treatment and/or CT scanning
Provides daily care and monitoring of patient's treatment tolerance, making necessary referrals.
Observes all safety rules for patients and staff per Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); follows principles of radiation protection
Observes hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Attends departmental meetings and in-service
Upon request, actively participates on committees.
Fabricates custom blocks and molds as needed under the direction of a physician, dosimetrist or physicist
High school diploma
Graduate of an accredited school of Radiation Therapy (CHEA, University-based)
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
5 years of professional experience and/or employed a minimum of 3 years at Christiana Care Radiation Oncology
Board certification in Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT)
State of Delaware licensure as Radiation Therapist; Maryland License upon request
Experience using Varian radiation machine preferred
About Christiana Care:
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs.
ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.