Radiation Therapist


Juravinski Cancer Centre


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Unit Summary

The Radiation Therapy / Treatment Planning Department of the Juravinski Cancer Centre is an expanding program that provides state-of-the-art planning, simulation and treatment for both external beam radiation and brachytherapy as well as comprehensive support for Radiation Therapy patients. The department includes a School of Radiation Therapy with Clinical Coordinators, and a treatment and administrative staff that include Radiation Therapists, Dosimitrists, Nurses, Mould Room Technicians, Clerks, Secretaries, and Health Care Aides. Currently, there are 10 Linear Accelerators, one Ortho-Voltage machine, an HDR Brachytherapy suite, and a CyberKnife unit.


Position Summary

The duties and responsibilities of the Radiation Therapist includes; administering radiation treatment according to radiation oncologists' prescriptions, meeting the required standards of practice, documentation of prescriptions and related patient treatment information. The Therapist will take active participation in student training and quality assurance programs and will be required to perform other related duties and activities as assigned.



1. Current registration with the CMRTO required
2. Current OAMRT and CAMRT membership preferred
3. Current BCLS certification with ongoing re-certification mandatory
4. Minimum 3 years recent Radiation Therapist experience
5. Excellent technical, communication, organizational, patient assessment, and critical analysis skills
6. Excellent interpersonal skills
7. Demonstrated adaptability, flexibility, compassion, initiative when dealing with patients/families
8. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize workload
9. Knowledge of computer systems and general office software

Type of Job

Status: Temporary Full-time


Hours per week: 37.5


Minimum Salary: 32.3293 Hourly , Maximum Salary: 44.2914


This position is temporary until July 2017.


Hamilton Health fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All Internal applicants may apply online through the Careers website or by submitting a Competition Application Form. External applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset.

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

-Article 30 (k) – CUPE Collective Agreement
-Article 10.7 (d) – ONA Collective Agreement
-Article 13.01 (b) (ii) – OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
-Article 14.04 – OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
-Article 2.07 and Article 13 – PIPSC RT Collective Agreement


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