Radiation Therapist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

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The mission of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital is to provide excellence in patient care by administering the highest level of quality in a safe and compassionate environment. We strive to excite, educate, encourage, train and mentor a diverse team of physicians, physicists, radiation therapists, and dosimetrists to become excellent caregivers, to develop methods to improve outcomes for their community, and to become future leaders in academic medicine and/or healthcare delivery. We are active participants, not bystanders, in the revolution of life science discoveries that will distinguish the first part of this century as reducing human suffering.

The MGH Radiation Oncology is a seeking an experienced Staff or Senior Radiation Therapist for a full-time position. Under the supervision of the Team Lead Radiation Therapist, the incumbent delivers photon and/or proton radiation therapy, performs CT simulations and analyzes pre-treatment imaging according to the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist. Contributes positively to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care with an emphasis on maximum patient comfort and satisfaction. Willingness to teach radiation therapy students and new radiation therapists. Learn more by visiting https\://www.massgeneral.org/cancer-center/radiation-oncology/.


Under the supervision of the senior therapist, the incumbent delivers radiation therapy to patients according to the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist.

1.0 Treatment Delivery\:
1.1 Accurately deliver radiation treatment to patients according to the prescription provided by the radiation oncologist.
1.2 Accurately document radiation treatment delivery and all technical parameters
1.3 Participate in the orientation and education of our patients
1.4 Ensure patient understanding regarding the treatment process and possible reactions. Reinforce recommendations to minimize reactions
1.5 Monitor patients for unusual reactions\: report occurrences to the radiation oncologist or nurse
1.6 Incumbents will prove their competency to perform treatment related tasks as outlined in the "Task Inventory"
1.7 Incumbents must demonstrate competence to meet the age-specific needs of their patients. This may include pediatric, adolescent, teenage, young adult, adult and elderly cancer patients. The mix of patients under the care of the therapist could include patients from any or all of these age groups at any given time
1.8 Physical strength to lift accessories weighing up to 40 pounds
1.9 Capable of comfortably lifting and inserting patient accessories into the treatment units at all possible treatment angles during patient.
1.10 Physical reach to work with equipment as high as 5-6 feet above the floor

2.0 Quality Assurance\:
2.1 Perform daily output and alignment checks on linear accelerators
2.2 Review charts at the initiation of treatment, when treatment plans are changed, and throughout the course of therapy for completeness and order
2.3 Ensure consistency between the paper treatment record and the electronic chart/verification system
2.4 Take verification films per policy or per request to ensure accurate placement and design of treatment fields

3.0 Other Duties\:
3.1 Contribute positively to the efficient delivery of treatments, with minimal overtime expenditure, efficient utilization of resources, and maximum patient comfort and satisfaction
3.2 Work with the patient, family, and/or social service to establish a schedule that will allow the treatment program to proceed as smoothly as possible
3.3 Maintain equipment and orderliness of the treatment area
3.4 Participate in department meetings, retraining, and continuing education activities
3.5 Participate in the clinical instruction of student radiation therapists and the orientation of new staff


Our department utilizes the MOSAIQ record and verify system, Elekta Infinity Linacs, Varian TrueBeam Linacs, IBA and ProTom proton therapy units, Nucletron HDR, Mobetron IORT and GE CT simulators. Experience with some combination of these systems is preferred.


  • Graduate of an ARRT approved program in radiation therapy technology
  • Active ARRT registration
  • State of Massachusetts Radiation Therapy license or ability to obtain one
  • Associates degrees will be accepted for candidates that completed their education prior to 2000
  • Candidates that graduated in 2000 or later must possess a Baccalaureate degree
  • Minimum 1+ year(s) of experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with modern and advanced radiation therapy techniques
  • Experience with state-of-the-art treatment delivery systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physical strength to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be willing to work flexible days/hours based on department need and patient volume

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