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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Lead Radiation Therapist - Radiation Oncology in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Lead Radiation Therapist for the Radiation Oncology Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Coordinates, prepares, and administers radiation therapy treatments and simulation procedures to infants, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist with minimum supervision. Applies appropriate radiation safety practices, performs quality assurance procedures, and provides clear and concise documentation.

Essential Functions

  • Assist manager in the supervision of the Radiation Therapy Staff, directing daily clinic activities, scheduling and maintaining appropriate staffing, troubleshooting and assuming a leadership role to ensure quality patient care and efficient use of resources are maintained.

  • Performs safe and efficient operation of the equipment. Reviews the patient chart, treatment plan, prescription, dosimetry, and set up instructions prior to treatment procedures; and positions patients accurately during treatments.

  • Performs clear and concise documentation.

  • Provides and maintains quality patient care and relations, collaborating with the health care team to provide assistance and care to the patient in a positive, efficient and proactive manner.


  • Thorough knowledge of radiation oncology procedures, radiation physics, radiobiology, radiation protection, anatomy and positioning and dosimetry.

  • Ability to safely and accurately operate the radiation therapy equipment, linear accelerators, simulators, and computers.

  • Ability to follow directions and is accountable for analyzing and problem solving.

  • Ability to establishes priorities, organize and complete work in a timely manner.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with patients and others.

  • Ability to encourage teamwork and initiative in enhancing operations and patient care.

  • Leadership skills.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Coursework/Training - Satisfactory completion in a program of formal education as recommended by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiation Therapy or Radiologic Technology, which has been approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).

Experience : 2 years Radiation therapy experience.


  • CRT.

  • ARRT in Radiation Therapy or Radiology.

  • BLS Certification.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience : 3 years Combination of clinical and supervisory experience.

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Radiation Therapy

Req ID: R338507