Radiation Therapist

Other Hoffman Estates, Illinois


Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare Specialists- Hoffman Estates

Radiation Therapist – Apply if you Love Animals!

PetCure Oncology, one of the most exciting and innovative veterinary oncology providers in the country, is seeking a unique, highly energized, compassionate Radiation Therapist for a full-time role at our brand-new location in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Opening October 2023!

Our newly constructed space will be home to seven specialties, starting October 2023! Our floor plan offers a modern and open-concept feel including a large break area with all the amenities to relax and enjoy where you work. There is a thoughtfully planned patient care area and so much more. 
Take a sneak peek here! 

Address: 2700 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Hoffman Estates Specialty and Emergency is part of Thrive Pet Healthcare and is proud to offer industry-leading support for our Staff: 

  • Competitive compensation 
  •  Health benefits (vision, dental, and life insurance too) 
  •  Annual CE Stipend 
  •  401k w/employer match 
  •  Annual Paid Time Off 
  •  Additional family & furry care support options, including veterinary care discounts. · Check out our INDUSTRY leading benefits!! 

Every Thrive Healthcare member receives: 

  •  SupportLinc- Our comprehensive employee assistance program 
  •  Paid Parental Leave- 8 weeks fully paid 
  •  Purr-ental Leave- A 3-day leave to acclimate a shelter-adopted pet  into your household 
  •  Pet Perks- Discounts for up to five of your pets 
  •  Carrot- Fertility and family forming benefit 
  •  Bright Horizons- backup childcare, elder care, personal care 
  •  Flexible work schedule 
  •  Advanced career path opportunities 

The primary role of the Radiation Therapist is to administer radiation treatments, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), to canine and feline patients under the supervision of a board‐certified veterinary radiation oncologist. Additional responsibilities include compassionate patient care, anesthesia induction and monitoring, excellent client care, diligent documentation, and a high level of communication and teamwork.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing the highest level of care and service to pet families and veterinarians.
  • Being a primary communicator to pet families regarding radiation, side effects, and follow‐up.
  • Accurately delivering the prescribed course of radiation therapy and assisting in monitoring the patient’s physical condition during treatment.
  • Documenting patient information in medical records and uploading pertinent patient imaging for cloud‐based planning.
  • Validating plans and performing QA.
  • Using CT imaging and positioning to help determine how to best direct the radiation to minimize damage to healthy tissue.
  • Performing custom immobilization and CT imaging.
  • Patient positioning and linear accelerator adjustment.
  • Preparing exam room and equipment.
  • Linear accelerator warm‐up and checking beam consistency and accuracy of alignment.
  • Contouring healthy structures accurately through treatment‐planning software.
  • Following radiation safety protocols in a competent manner.
  • Promoting SRS through education and participation in community and veterinary events and other duties according to company needs and your strengths and desires over time.

Ideal Candidate Education/Experience:

A minimum of two years as a staff radiation therapist delivering RT in human or veterinary medicine. NOTE: Veterinary experience IS NOT required for this position.

Prior experience with Varian and Aria equipment is preferred and a huge plus!

Successful completion of an associate's or bachelor’s degree program in radiation therapy or a radiography program, plus a 12‐month certificate program in radiation therapy.

Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or possession of a valid Radiation Therapy Technician state license.

Experience delivering stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with a RapidArc‐capable linear accelerator and onboard CBCT (experience with Varian equipment preferred).

Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a strong knowledge and application of the English language.

Tech savvy and easily able to pick up on new technology (we utilize Eclipse, ARIA, PowerPoint, Keystone PACS, Excel spreadsheets, and Outlook calendars/email).  

Willingness to gain proficiency in basic veterinary procedures including patient restraint and recovery.

Willingness to learn normal veterinary anatomy for imaging matching/field validation purposes.

Great energy, with great communication skills!

Ability to adjust to a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and work within tight deadlines.

Complex problem solving: Identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Ability to work well on a team and be a leader of innovation and teamwork. 

Company Overview:

PetCure Oncology, an affiliate of Thrive Pet Healthcare, manages a network of veterinary radiation oncology providers located within market-leading specialty animal hospitals around the country. Through these partnerships, PetCure collaborates with specialists across services to offer pet owners and referring veterinarians comprehensive cancer care. The PetCure Oncology national network has treated more than 6,500 pets with cancer since 2015. Now with eight comprehensive cancer treatment centers across the country, PetCure also offers telehealth services for both veterinarians and pet owners. To learn more, please visit www.petcureoncology.com