The Oncology section of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA provides comprehensive treatment for cancer patients from the entire New England area and beyond. The service interacts daily with other specialists in the hospital to coordinate the best care for pets.
Some of the perks of working here include a CE allowance, a beautiful New England campus with an on-campus caf, generous benefits including vacation and personal day allocation with the university observing all major holidays. Central Massachusetts has easy access to mountains and beaches; outdoor activities are plentiful. Public transportation is available on the Grafton campus to downtown Boston, a city with many cultural events and a busy international airport. Public schools in Massachusetts are among the best in the nation. Professional sports, arts, and music, and medical care are top notch, and economic opportunity in the region is excellent.
We are seeking a radiation therapist to join our current veterinary oncology team, consisting of one radiation oncologist, 3 medical oncologists, 3 residents, and 5 technologists. A second veterinary radiation oncologist position is also open. Opportunity exists for either a full-time or part-time position. Under the supervision of our veterinary radiation oncologist, the incumbent delivers photon and/or electron radiation therapy, performs CT simulations and analyzes pre-treatment imaging according to the prescription and instructions of the radiation oncologist. We are seeking an individual who contributes positively to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care. Willingness to teach oncology residents and veterinary technicians in the delivery of radiation therapy is also a must. Available equipment includes a Varian iX linear accelerator (6 MV photons, 6-21 MeV electrons) with RapidArc technology, a 120 leaf multileaf collimator and on-board imaging, including cone beam CT, Mosaiq Record & Verify system, and Varian Eclipse treatment planning system. Experience with some combination of these systems is preferred. Weekly medical physics support is also contracted. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualifications Basic Requirements:
Graduate of an ARRT approved program in radiation therapy technology
State of Massachusetts Radiation Therapy license or ability to obtain one
Minimum 1+ year(s) of experience is preferred
Experience with modern and advanced radiation therapy techniques
Experience with state-of-the-art treatment delivery systems
Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation
Experience in a veterinary environment is also preferred, but not required
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.