Proton Radiation Therapist, Varied

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Radiation Therapist for the Radiation Oncology department at UC Health's & Cincinnati Children's Proton Therapy Center.

A radiation therapist is responsible for administering therapeutic treatment of proton radiotherapy using the ProBeam system. They will be responsible for performing prescribed treatments and procedures on radiation oncology patients according to physician directives.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

The Radiation Oncology department provides the opportunity to care for a very special patient population. This includes providing the best possible care for our patients, training cancer experts who work throughout the region, and being at the forefront of advances and new discoveries.

Unit Details:

  • Cincinnati's #1 preferred cancer care.
  • Represents one of only two proton therapy centers in Ohio and one of only 39 centers in the U.S.
  • Utilizes the latest immunology therapies to attack and kill cancer cells.
  • Offers access to national clinical trials where researchers share their knowledge with clinicians across the U.S., enabling access to the most innovative, advanced treatments.
  • 90 + cancer specialists, including subspecialty and multidisciplinary expertise only available in an academic health system.

About the UC Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Proton Therapy Center

The Proton Therapy Center (PTC) contains a cyclotron, beamline, and three 360-degree gantries, each equipped with an advanced proton pencil beam scanning system. Each treatment room is dedicated to a different patient population - one for adults, one for pediatrics. As part of a $24 million research facility expansion, the third gantry is dedicated to research, most recently upgraded for FLASH radiotherapy translational research and clinical trials. The PTC also includes a CT Simulator, Varian Eclipse, Varian Aria and Velocity software platforms, as well as clinical and research spaces. The PTC is a collaborative effort between Cincinnati Children's Hospital, UC Health, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in order to bring proton therapy to the tri-state area, as well as serve as a center of excellence in research, education and clinical care, nationally and internationally.


Job Responsibilities

  • Communicates in a clear and appropriate manner with patients and staff while being able to identify and respond to varying needs.
  • Delivers proton radiation treatments according to physician prescription and treatment record using the ProBeam treatment system and according to established departmental standards and policies
  • Performs complex patient procedures including Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT), pediatric radiotherapy, sedated pediatric radiotherapy, craniospinal irradiation, and advanced respiratory management using the SDX gating system.
  • Ability to understand, focus and adapt to unique characteristics of the ProBeam proton therapy system, including limited clearance between gantry and treatment table, accommodations for a robotic treatment table arm, and following established techniques regarding gantry positioning and sequencing for imaging and treatment.
  • Ability to understand the unique characteristics of protons by recognizing tissue changes during treatment, and other proton specific considerations regarding anatomy or accessories the proton beam may pass through.
  • Performs verification and interpretation of treatment set-ups according to physician directives/prescription.
  • Performs daily quality assurance including output measurements as required, using purposely designed proton therapy Daily QA workflow and machine metric capture.
  • Operates CT according to physician directive and established protocols while documenting and accounting for specificities of proton therapy.
  • Maintains daily treatment schedule in a customer focused manner which includes performing accurate charge captures for procedures, accurately recording pre-treatment and treatment records, and operates treatment equipment according to established departmental standards and policies.
  • Takes a pro-active approach to workflow and technical issues while remaining dedicated to continuous learning and commitment to the teaching environment.
  • Performs daily quality assurance checks and other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Associates degree required (bachelor's degree preferred).
  • Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a radiation therapist.
  • Licensed by the State of Ohio in Radiation Therapy.
  • Recently certified, licensed or graduated within the past 12 months.

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Shift: 8 Hour/ Varied shift

Join our team as a Radiation Therapist in our Radiation Oncology Department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at