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Radiation Therapist

CHI Saint Joseph Health System Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The posted compensation range of $31.92 - $46.29 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-351895 Employment Type PRN Department Oncology Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule PRN Remote No Category Radiology

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

Radiation therapists deliver radiation to patients for therapeutic purposes.  Provide appropriate patient care and safety; apply problem‐solving and critical thinking skills in the administration of prescribed treatment protocols, tumor localization, and dosimetry; and maintain appropriate patient records.  Particularly concerned with the principles of radiation protection for the patient, themselves, and others while performing these responsibilities accepts responsibility for administering a prescribed course of radiation therapy, providing the patient care during treatment, and maintaining treatment records.  Evaluate and assess treatment delivery components, evaluate and assess the daily physiologic and psychologic responsiveness of the patient, and ensure quality care for patients undergoing radiation therapy.  Additional duties may include tumor localization, dosimetry, patient follow‐up, and patient education.  

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Follow the prescriptions of radiation oncologists to work out a treatment plan that delivers the precise radiation dosage to the localized area.
  2. Localize the treatment volume using simulators and/or CAT scans.
  3. Develop patient treatment plans using the localization data and dedicated planning computers.
  4. Explain procedures to patients.
  5. Position patients on treatment couches.
  6. Identify surface bones and measure and outline with a skin marker the area where the radiation beam is to enter the patient.
  7. Displays knowledge and complies with the National Patient Safety Goals.
  8. Contributes to improving clinical patient safety.
  9. Provides on call services as assigned.
  10. Other duties as assigned by management.

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • Must be registered by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist).
  • State of Kentucky License required.
  • BLS within 30 days of employment

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

Knowledge of all radiation oncology techniques, oncologic pathology, anatomy and physiology, treatment planning procedures and dosimetry. Must have detailed knowledge of all equipment and computers utilized in the department.  


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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