Radiation Therapist – Radiation Oncology

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UVMHN – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

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Location(s): Plattsburgh

Location(s): Plattsburgh

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Delivers daily radiation therapy treatments, simulations, treatment field localization, block fabrication, as prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Performs technical procedures according to prescribed standards to ensure maximum patient focused care and safety.


Certification Requirements

  • Graduate of AMA accredited radiation therapy Associates Degree program.  Bachelors preferred.
  • Certification/registration ARRT required.
  • New York State licensure required.

Job Requirements

Requires sufficient sensitivity and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with extremely ill or apprehensive patients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides care to the adult to geriatric cancer patient and is able to: a) state age specific needs and behviors, b) modify care to meet these needs and behaviors.
  • Delivers a prescribed and planned course of radiation therapy to patients while carefully observing the patient at all times.
  • Performs quality control tests on radiation producing equipment with accurate record keeping.
  • Performs simulation and treatment field localization.
  • Designs and constructs specialized patient treatment devices such as molds, custom blocks, etc.
  • Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department.
  • Produces/checks port film for all treated areas.
  • Participates in weekly chart rounds and patient conferences, as requested.
  • Participates in quality assurance monitoring of treatment parameters, chart checks, etc., as requested.
  • Demonstrates competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Monitors patients for side effects. Reports patient problems to either radiation oncology nurse or radiation oncologist.
  • Attends annual inservices or emergency procedure review and radiation safety procedures.
  • Completes appropriate billing on a daily basis according to Radiation Oncology FCC guidelines.
  • Communicates opportunities with other team members for improvements.
  • Complete prior authorizations.
  • Reconciles billing daily.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About UVMHN – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

Trusted local care. A network of expertise.

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is part of The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in Northern New York and Vermont. While we have changed our name, our commitment to the community remains the same.

Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together as one, sharing their knowledge and resources to give you access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care. All of this, closer to home.

The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is part of a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in northern New York and Vermont. We’re not just caregivers and staff – we’re your friends and neighbors, offering expertise and compassionate care as close to home as possible. That’s what we call the heart and science of medicine.

Quick Facts About CVPH


  • 300 inpatient beds
  • All inpatient acute rooms are private
  • 34 skilled nursing residents in our Skilled Nursing Facility
  • An average of 25 admissions per day
  • Approximately 775 outpatients cared for daily


In the Community

Hospitals are just one part of the complete health care picture.  A truly healthy community has a multitude of entities working together to meet the needs of our customers and build healthier communities.

The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is a six-hospital system designed to offer highly integrated health care across the communities of Vermont and northern New York. The six hospitals in the network include The University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, Vermont), Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin, Vermont), Porter Medical Center (Middlebury, VT), Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (Plattsburgh, New York), Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) Elizabethtown Community Hospital (Elizabethtown, New York) and Home Health & Hospice (Colchester, VT).

Adirondack Health Institute
Adirondack Health Institute expands regional collaboration among health care and social service providers serving the Adirondacks.  AHI’s goal is to help  members  and their communities navigate the ever changing health care industry through partnerships  and collaboration.

Adirondacks ACO
Adirondacks ACO is an accountable care organization working with Medicare  to make it easier for doctors and hospitals to work together to keep communities healthier and improve the quality of care.  A network of more than 450 participating primary and specialty clinicians coordinate health care for about 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washing and Northern  Saratoga counties of New York and Grande Isle and Chittenden counties of Vermont.

Adirondack Medical Home
The Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot is a collaborative effort by health care providers and public and private insurers to transform the health care delivery system in this rural, upstate New York region.  This “medical home” isn’t a place; it’s a model for care that centers on the patient and increases the role of the primary care provider promoting a coordinated, team approach.

Clinton County Health Department
CVPH and the Clinton County Health Department have enjoyed a long partnership and shared responsibility of the health of the community.  Together with other agencies and stakeholders, CVPH the Health Department coordinated:

The Community Health Assessment (CHA)
The CHA identifies and prioritizes the health care challenges currently faced by Clinton County residents. The findings in this CHA are from a two year process of collecting and analyzing data and consulting with stakeholders throughout the community and the region. They are intended to help members of the community, especially healthcare providers, work together to provide best practice program and service interventions designed to improve the overall health and well being of all residents of Clinton County.

View Clinton County’s Community Health Assessment 2019-2021

Community Service Plan

The Community Service Plan for Clinton County is a three-year plan identifying health issues facing the community and defining a course of action to utilize existing programs and resources and for creating new initiatives to address them.

View Clinton County’s Community Service Plan 2019-2021.

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