Radiation Therapist (Full-Time)

St. Jude Alsac Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 6 months ago


There's a reason St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Places to Work For" list.

At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals share our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There's a unique bond when you're part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.

About the position

In the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Radiation Therapist will be afforded the opportunity to deliver both photon and proton radiation treatments using sophisticated equipment and related software systems. This is an exceptional opportunity to work in a highly innovative and collaborative research-based environment where each treatment protocol is unique and compassionate care and safety are always prioritized. Our Radiation Therapists work in cross-disciplinary teams and play a critical role in advancing the protocols of our clinical trials using the latest technology and equipment.

Successful candidates must be self-starters with a patient-first mentality and the ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment. Your ability to remain calm in stressful situations is essential as is excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. If the idea of learning something new every day excites you then this is the opportunity for you.

Ideal candidates will have 2+ years of experience (preferred) with ARRT certification and current BLS certification.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours and shifts based on operational needs and patient volumes.

Other qualifications include:

  • Must exercise sound judgement as to when to involve other staff for patient care or technical help

  • Ability to contribute positively and work harmoniously and collaboratively with all staff members

  • Ability to follow all department policies and procedures

  • Maintain open and timely communication regarding patient care and convey any changes to treatment or patient concerns to the appropriate team members

About the Department of Radiation Oncology

Known for setting standards in technical delivery of radiotherapy and clinical trials, the Department of Radiation Oncology is a full-service department dedicated to clinical research and treatment of 300 children, adolescents, and young adults each year. With the mission of providing expert and compassionate clinical care, the department is the largest group of experts devoted to pediatric radiation oncology who collectively treat more children than any other cancer center or hospital in the country. The department includes:

  • Multidisciplinary team: Pediatric radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, supportive research teams, anesthesia, sedation team, social work and child life specialists to name a few.

  • World-class resources: This includes the first worldwide installation of detector-based spectral CT and digital PET/CT in a Radiation Oncology Department, state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3T MR scanners (radiotherapy simulators), a dedicated PET/CT and the world's first proton therapy center with pencil beam scanning technology designated solely for the treatment of pediatric cancer.

  • State-of-art facility: The department has 20,000 square feet of clinical space that includes a clinic, treatment planning, therapy, anesthesia and sedation support.

    There are two linear accelerator systems with image-guidance, a HDR/fluoroscopy suite, and spectral CT and 1.5T MR systems dedicated to treatment planning. The adjacent 25,000 square feet St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center includes two gantry rooms and a fixed beam room; each equipped with high-precision patient positioning, volumetric image-guidance systems, and dedicated scanning nozzles.

About Memphis

This position is based in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that more than a million residents call home.

Memphis is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Cost of living is one of our biggest attractions; in fact, Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces make the city a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts there are over 200 miles of bike-friendly lanes with more being added.

Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Why live anywhere else?

Minimum Education

Graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program in Radiation Therapy

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Minimum Experience

Two (2) years of experience as a staff radiation therapist in a progressive Radiation Oncology Department preferred.

Proton experience preferred.

Other Credentials

Certification and registration in Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy. As of July 1, 1999, current incumbents are grandfathered into the role with Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

MRI and/or CT certification preferred

EEO Statement

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Radiation Therapist (Full-Time)

St. Jude Alsac