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#89255 Radiation Therapy Technologist- Per Diem

Initial Review Date: Fri 12/29/2017

This posting shall remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/21/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Radiation Therapy Technologists perform a wide variety of technical therapeutic procedures by the application of ionizing radiation from radioactive materials or generators to treat benign or malignant diseases of the body; and perform other related duties as assigned. Radiation Therapy Technologists typically confer with Radiation Oncologists and work closely with Dosimetrists to discuss the treatment plan and the type of simulator films that will be necessary; place reference markings on the patients' body; review treatment procedures with the patient to reinforce the therapist's comments on reactions to therapy, to ensure that communication and emergency procedures are understood, and to advise on appropriate dietary and skin care procedures; position patients for single portal, multiple portal, rotation or cross beam therapy, providing immobilization devices as required; set up equipment according to the treatment plan verifying the placement of bars, wedges and similar devices; closely monitor the patient for unexpected reactions and report these deviations to the Therapist; and record delivered dosage values on the chart, verifying these values against the prescribed treatment plan.

Incumbents may also calculate prescribed dosages of ionizing radiation to be delivered to the patient; assist in preparing applicators for interstitial and intracavitary implants; operate simulation, radiographic and automated or manual film processing equipment; evaluate the technical quality of localization and verification port films; perform minor equipment adjustments; order equipment and supplies; and evaluate equipment for modification and replacement. Under supervision, Radiation Therapy Technologists perform the range of typical duties outlined in the series concept. Incumbents function as a member of a team with the Senior Radiation Therapy Technologist in patient treatment on supervoltage equipment and act independently in the operation of orthovoltage equipment and in taking radiographic films for simulation purposes.


  • California Radiology Technologist - Radiography (CRT-R) license.

  • Registered Technologist for Radiation Therapy license issued by ARRT (R.T (T) (ARRT)).

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Demonstrated experience with daily set-up and treatment of patients.

  • Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.

  • Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences.

  • Be a self-starter who is accountable and requires minimal direction and supervision; a person who is open to new ideas; and a creative and flexible individual who is comfortable working in a large, complex organization.


  • Previous experience in a large complex Healthcare environment.

  • Experience with CT Simulations, MU Calculations, Aria, Patient Manager, Treatment and Time Planner.

  • Familiarity with VARIAN treatment technology.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Radiation Oncology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable


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