Per Diem,Rad Therapist

Main Line Health, Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 1 week ago

Main Line Health is suburban Philadelphia's most comprehensive health care resource with over 11,000 employees, offering a full range of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric and emergency services. Composed of five hospitals, a medical research institute, physician practices and other specialized facilities and services. Recognized as a Magnet system Main Line Health is committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research.

Lankenau Medical Center, a 331-bed not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital and medical center, is conveniently located in Wynnewood, PA, just outside the western city limits of Philadelphia, on a magnificent 93-acre campus including its own farm. Lankenau has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for excellence in patient outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction. U.S. News & World Report ranked Lankenau as one of the Top 5 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and one of the Top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. The Hospital has received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care.

Lankenau is a Level II Trauma Center and in 2013, opened the Heart Pavilion, a world-class facility for cardiac care. We have made it our mission to provide patients with a superior patient experience. This translates to the consistent delivery of safe, high quality clinical care in the absence of preventable harm.

Why Work at Lankenau Medical Center?

We are committed to providing exceptional care with empathy and compassion for people at all stages in life. Our Diversity, Respect and Inclusion Initiative celebrates our differences and our similarities. Ultimately, we want everyone to feel respected for who they are. Our physicians and employees speak highly of the work environment at Main Line Health. The hospital has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top ten "Best Places to Work" in the Delaware Valley and also ranked among Modern Healthcare's top 100 places in the nation to work in healthcare. With a history spanning more than 150 years, it's one of the region's most honored and respected academic healthcare institutions.

Turn your job into a career by joining Main Line Health!

We have a per diem opportunity available for a motivated Per Diem Radiation Therapist at Lankenau Medical Center


Job Summary:

The Radiation Therapist provides radiation treatment as prescribed by the radiation oncology physician. Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics. Provides appropriate care for all patient populations and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the treatment. Performs all responsibilities in a way which incorporates all rights of the patient. The patient populations include adolescent adult and geriatrics.



  • Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program.

  • Certification (or eligible) in good standing in Radiation Therapy Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Certification within one year of graduation required.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Is competent in regard to all Radiation Therapy procedures for all patients' classifications including adolescent, adult and geriatric.

  • Positions patient and devices for external beam radiation therapy.

  • Sets technical parameters on therapy machines including field sizes, SSD, beam angles, wedge extensions, alloys and tangent holder numbers.

  • Takes photos for charts. Tattoos treatment site. Takes portal films of treatment fields.

  • Reviews and maintains treatment records, prescriptions and consent forms for completeness and accuracy.

  • Monitors patients' clinical progress, reports signs of complications to radiation oncologist.

  • Detect equipment malfunctions; report it to the proper authority; and know the safe limits of equipment operation.

  • Recognizes errors made in treatment delivery and report it through appropriate channels.

  • Establishes rapport with patient through self-identification and patient identification.

  • Communicates pertinent information to the appropriate person(s).

  • Interacts and communicates with patient/customers in a way that is perceived by them as positive and supportive.

  • Approach to staff and other hospital members are courteous, individualized and designed to maximize performance and practice teamwork and achieve objectives.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in workload, staffing and scheduling.

  • Demonstrates awareness of cost containment through proper utilization of supplies and equipment.

  • Adheres to professional dress code and maintains a professional appearance.

  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Follows prescribed procedures regarding care of patient support equipment.

  • Fabricates beam shaping devices (lead cut-outs, cerebend blocks) and beam modifying devices (compensators) as required.

  • Understands dosimetry procedures and performs all hand and treatment planning computer calculations for emergent cases during "on-call" hours.

  • Maintains appropriate records in accordance with hospital and NRC guidelines.

  • Applies principles of confidentiality to all hospital and patient matters.

  • Attend and participate in Division staff meetings, chart rounds and other professional or patient related activities.

  • Use CT simulator immobilize and scan patient for treatment planning, per physicians parameters.

  • Carry beeper for "on-call" hours (M-F) 4:30 PM 6:00 AM (Sat/Sun 24 hrs/day)

  • Understand the function and utilization of equipment.

  • Understand the use of all treatment accessories (i.e., wedges, MLC).

  • Understand treatment methods and protocols (i.e., B.A.T., IMRT).

  • Participate in the recording of statistical and billing data to assure appropriate reimbursement.

  • Instruct and evaluate students enrolled in the radiation therapy technology education program in all clinical procedures.

  • Assist in the orientation of new staff radiation therapists.

  • Performs Quality Control checks on equipment.

  • Uses and maintains equipment correctly and maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the radiation therapy area.

Primary Customers or Key Working Relationships:

Radiation Oncologists


Physics and Dosimetry


Hospital Staff

Clerical Staff


  • Possible exposure to infectious disease.

  • Possible chemical, radiological and biological exposures.


Radiation Oncology Policy and Procedure Manual

Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual


See Essential Accountabilities


The patient populations include adolescent, adult and geriatrics.


  • Should make a reasonable effort to maintain skills in radiation therapy technology through continuing education activities and/or by pursuing further education toward a higher degree.

  • Must maintain personal record of continuing education credits earned as required by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


  • Ability to stand 75% of shift required.

  • Ability to lift patient weighing up to 300 pounds with assistance from stretcher to examination table and vice versa using proper body mechanics required.

  • Must be able to carry cassettes and files.

  • Possible exposure to infectious disease.

  • Possible chemical, radiological and biological exposures.

  • Uses CRT and computer keyboard.

Equipment Used:

Linear accelerator, CT simulator, film processor, treatment planning system.

Record and verify system, B.A.T.; in addition to, after proper inservicing, any new treatment equipment added to department.

We offer competitive compensation and outstanding comprehensive benefits including tuition reimbursement, 403B matching savings plan, a pension plan, and a generous paid time off program. To be considered, please apply online with your resume at Enter Job ID 47864 in Keyword search box.

Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no agency calls.


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