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Chief Radiation Therapist

Department: UNMCC Radiation Oncology
Location: Albuquerque, NM

UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for a Chief Radiation Therapist to join our UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. This opportunity is a full-time day shift opening located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Supervises the Radiation Therapists as they provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a physician according to established standards and procedures. Provides professional radiation therapy services as required.

Primary hours are Mon-Fri 7:00-4:00. Responsible for machine coverage when required, which includes linacs, CT, ultrasound and surface guidance equipment. Approximately 86 patients per day treated with 2D, 3D, IMRT, SBRT and SRS techniques. 

Minimum Job Requirements of a Chief Radiation Therapist:

American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certificate and State of New Mexico license with 3 years’ experience supervising 5 or more employees. CPR Certified. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Chief Radiation Therapist:

  1. Directly supervises the work of radiation therapists; functions include recommendations for hiring, discipline, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  2. Works with the Radiation Oncologists, Director of Radiation Oncology, Director of Medical Physics and Chief Dosimetrist in the development of policies and procedures. Implements procedures, related to continuous quality improvement objectives, safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  3. Under indirect supervision, works on meeting state and federal regulations on improving the quality of radiotherapy practices.
  4. Prepares and maintains radiation therapist, technical aides and radiographer’s schedules and assigns and tracks overtime ensuring adequate coverage and appropriate skills to meet patient needs.
  5. Participates in creation and implementation of clinical protocols in the department of radiation oncology.
  6. Participates in budget planning and planning for future facilities and equipment requirements.
  7. Researches and participates new devices and modalities for improved therapeutic use of radiation.
  8. Participates in statistical analysis relevant to the radiation oncology department.
  9. Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports, and other such reports.
  10. Reinforces recommendations given to patient by the physician, dietitian, or other care provider, concerning reaction to treatment and care of the irradiated area, and prevention or treatment of generalized and local side effects.
  11. Participates in the clinical instruction and supervision of radiation therapy students.
  12. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  13. Performs the duties of a radiation therapist as required, and oversees these functions for departmental radiation therapists; ensures adherence to all policies and procedures.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


About UNM Medical Group, Inc.

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

About UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center:

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking for candidates of all experience levels to fill multiple open radiation therapist positions. The department of Radiation Oncology is growing and we are looking for motivated candidates who embrace change, innovation, patient safety and above all, excellent patient care.

This position will be located at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). The Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is a statewide provider of cancer care and is influential in the cancer field throughout New Mexico and the nation. The Official Cancer Center of New Mexico, the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only academic healthcare facility dedicated to both cancer research and patient care. We are also the only cancer center in New Mexico designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and one of just 66 premier Net-designated centers nationwide. We employee over 200 research scientists and staff over 100 clinicians, and at any one time participate in around 300 clinical trials. Our clinic saw over 15,800 cancer patients from every county in New Mexico and more than 137,000 patient visits. We currently serve 65 percent of the adults and virtually all of the children in New Mexico newly diagnosed with cancer.


UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

Apply to our Chief Radiation Therapist opportunity with UNM Medical Group, Inc. and a recruiter will contact you shortly!

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